Getting DivX Working on Linksys Extenders
When the Linksys
DMA2100 first starting shipping I said that it would decode DivX (in addition
to the listed Xvid support), just to have to put my foot in my mouth because no
one could get it work. As I’ve said time
and time again, DivX and Xvid are just MPEG-4 ASP. DivX is a brand, Xvid is a brand. The video still complies with a standard and
can thus be decoded by any MPEG-4 ASP decoder.
Sadly, Linksys screwed this up by blocking playback of DivX
files. They are doing this blocking certain
FourCC’s (an identifier) in AVI files.
AVI’s that report a FourCC of xvid work fine. AVI’s that report a FourCC of DIVX or DX50
fix was brought up at The Green Button and just involves changing that
FourCC. This process is very simple
using a program like AVI
FourCC Changer. Open your AVI files
and just change the FourCC to “xvid.” Simple
as that, the files will now playback just fine.
Thanks ilyo and
everyone with Linksys Extenders!