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« on: August 16, 2009, 20:34 »
When trying a software called Memories on TV (photo and video slideshows), I was able to create AVI files that play in Windows Media Player and are read by YouTube, but that same Memories on TV is unable to read them.  I emailed support and they said:

It's likely that you do not have a MemoriesOnTV compatible decoder (read)
for XviD, although you have a compatible encoder (save).
Try installing FFDSHOW and see if it helps:
FFDSHOW is a collection of many decoders which are compatible with

I went to that site and saw the explanation for FFDShow:
First of all, the FFDSHOW consumes way less CPU power than original DivX codecs, even with maximum post-processing. At the same time the post-processing seems to give excellent quality results and allows more configuring than the original DivX 5 codec. It can even automaticly reduce post-processing if your CPU is getting overloaded. The noise filter adds a kind of a rasterising effect to the picture - might be useful in some cases. The alpha version also includes experimental playback for MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files (such as VCD and SVCD movies), which works pretty * well. Only problem is that MPEG-2 playback can't play the SVCD clips directly from the CD, but requires the video to be extracted to the HDD by using VCDGear first.

I am totally ignorant about these things, so I would appreciate any help.  Should I install this package, or could it be detrimental to something I already have?  Does anyone use it?

« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 01:46 »
yes I do use ffdshow for several years. It works :)

« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 10:00 »
Thanks MikLav.  So no issues at all? I have the latest DivX installed, downloaded if I am right from Microsoft.  I was surprised to see a software that requires something different. Will this FFDShow overwrite anything?

« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 10:09 »
It's a separate codec and it won't erase anything you installed before. So, feel free to install it. If you often have trouble finding various codecs you can download and install very popular codec pack called K-Lite
If you install basic pack (it's free) you will have all most popular codecs.


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