Best way to play your computer's Divx/.avi files on your TV?

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  1. nightngale86

    nightngale86 New Member

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    Was wondering if any of you guys knew of a good way to play Divx and .avi files from your computer on your tv. I just downloaded a few TV shows and would prefer to watch them on my TV rather than my monitor. :o

    I'm currently doing this with TVersity and Xbox 360 but transcoding the .avi files makes the show stop peiodically then I have to pause the show for a few minutes to let the thing load up and transcode. Takes me 45 mins to watch a 30 min show and it's very annoying. :wtc:

    Any other better methods? I don't need it to broadcast in HD.

    Possibly something on this website that would work well?
    http://www.logiccomputerhouse.com/s...results&dbsearch_keywords=divx+player&catID=0

    All help is much appreciated. :wavey:
     
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  3. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    Buy a DVD player that can play DivX/Xvid files.
     
  4. nightngale86

    nightngale86 New Member

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    but then I have to burn them :hs:


    or can I put files on a flash drive and then plug them directly into the DVD player :confused:
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i would recommend this dvd player. it does an awesome job of upscaling. you can put xvids on a flash drive or external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
    only gripe is that it truncates the filename if it's more than 8 letters i think
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N254LU/103-4967594-0745420

    i have this also, it's a great idea too
     
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    JasonKnight OT Supporter

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    My DVD player can play them, So can the PC hooked up to the TV
     
  7. nightngale86

    nightngale86 New Member

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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    if you have a decent hdtv with dvi, vga, or hdmi inputs...you could connect it up to your video card. on my hdtv, i have hdmi and vga inputs. my video card outputs vga and dvi, so i thought i could just get a dvi to hdmi cable and call it a day, well that didn't work out so well because of resolution issues. hours of messing with drivers, settings, and powerstrip settings resulted in headaches
    i get a much much better picture through vga, because it was meant to handle my video card's resolution
     
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    man if that dvd player could only play over the network :(
     
  10. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    I don't mind having to burn things, DVDs are cheap and you can fit a fair amount of divx files on a DVD.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i'll sell you a softmodded xbox, pm me
     
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    Dustro New Member

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    don't know who you are talking to but I'm interested :naughty:
     
  13. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    Don't bother wasting $$$ on a modded Xbox nowaday. It's old HW, doesn't and WON'T play ANY HD material at all PERIOD.

    Sure, XBMC is cool, nice and plays "standard" def video and mp3's but that's it.

    Get a $50 Phillips or Sony DVD/Divx/Xvid player that also upconverts and has a USB port.

    /thread
     
  14. et3rnul

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    Does this play HD content? Either way, the OP said HD not required. I believe gamestop still sells used xboxs for ~$50.
     
  15. nightngale86

    nightngale86 New Member

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    I bought the DVD player you suggested :hs:

    works great for me, thank you :bigthumb:
     
  16. CodeX

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    umm... HDMI-DVI cable from your video card to your TV... thats all you need lol

    I love these morons saying xbox media center... ROFL
     
  17. nightngale86

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    in college on a budget, don't have a HDTV :o
     

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