Watching movies is one of my favorite time pass. And over the time I have watched a lot of movies. Some good, Some bad and some ugly (Yeah!! I loved The Good, the bad and the ugly). So you can say that I am a moviebuff. Not a hardcore movie buff who owns latest or state of art technology to watch movie and for viewing pleasure. For me it’s just 17″ monitor with 4.1 speaker or 29″ flat TV with a DivX player I bought recently.
Since there are fights for the TV, I watch movies on my PC. It is a 3.5×3.5 room with my PC as center of attraction. Adjacent to this room is store room where all the junk is stored properly(irony???). There is a lot of stuff and it houses mouse or rats periodically. It’s like a guest house which leads them to their judgment day. Normally only one guest comes, but occasionally it brings some company with him. In such situation there are strange sounds of things falling in the store room and utensils from the kitchen. Continue reading →
I am a movie buff and it’s been years. I have a portable VCD player which I bought four years ago. But watching movies on TV was not of my liking. That was because of the old TV set. Last year on my fathers birthday we bought a new 29″ flat TV. It is big enough for me. And since then I always wanted a DVD player. But the problem was that I wanted the DivX files to play on the TV. So I waited and on Saturday I bought a DVD+DivX player.
I tried searching the net for that model but I didn’t find the link for that. Before that I did some study about available players. There was no player which supported Xvid format which is as popular as DivX. I contacted a dealer nearby for a similar player. There was none available. I was also looking for a player which could play files from USB drive. And all this search ended on Saturday.
Before buying the player, I went to the showroom and asked for models available. I asked whether I can check the player by playing from USB drive and he said OK. That was on Thursday. So I prepared some file samples from all the movie files I have and dumped them on USB drive. Following are the details of file samples.
- DivX 5 with MP3 audio CBR
- DivX 5 with MP3 audio VBR
- DivX 5 with AC3 audio
- Xvid with MP3 audio CBR
- Xvid with MP3 audio VBR
- Xvid with AC3 audio
- Xvid with MP3 audio CBR whose FOURCC I changed to DX50 Continue reading →