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Old 16 February 2005, 11:36   #1
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Amiga 1200 and playing divx

Will my amiga 1200 + 68040/40 32ram be abble to play DIVX movies collection I have ?

I found this: http://www.dfmk.hu/~torokl/MooVId.html

Or do you know better player ?
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Old 16 February 2005, 11:52   #2
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*grin*

I dont even think Pc's as high as 233mhz run div-x well

... looks interesting though!
Cant imagine full films working on it too good
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Old 16 February 2005, 11:55   #3
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the elbox dragon expansion is being advertised by elbox to be able to play divx properly... for a pc you need at least a pII@400 + a semi-good agp vga to be able to enjoy divx....
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Old 16 February 2005, 12:10   #4
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keropi you are right, I just tested divx on a P2 366 and is stuttering like hell!
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Old 16 February 2005, 12:45   #5
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yep, a 100mhz FSB PII cpu is the minimum.... if I remember correctly, 366mhz PII have 66mhz FSB...
My PII@400 + AGP S3 Trio 3D/2x 8MB vga, used to play divx fine, but on some few ocassions, it shuttered a little... nothing bad, it is the minimum reqs...
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Old 16 February 2005, 15:18   #6
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Will my amiga 1200 + 68040/40 32ram be abble to play DIVX movies collection I have ?
Of bloody course it won't! Who gave you such ideas?
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Old 16 February 2005, 15:38   #7
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:-) that link I found. and pasted. ;-)
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Old 16 February 2005, 23:13   #8
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heh, at least I know how powerful the amiga is :-D

thought I'd get a slating then lol
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Old 16 February 2005, 23:19   #9
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My old p2-350 could play divxes but I remember having stutterings sometimes too. A *classic* amiga isn't the hardware for this.
 
Old 17 February 2005, 13:48   #10
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My A1200 with PPC@210Mhz. can play DivX3 encoded files well with FroggerNG, but the screen resolution has to be really tiny for this

All Versions above DivX3 are only Slideshows
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Old 17 February 2005, 15:09   #11
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Get a real computer and it should be fine
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Old 19 February 2005, 13:44   #12
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Get a real computer and it should be fine
And what should I use it for I do not play any high end games or other things ....
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Old 20 February 2005, 11:35   #13
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And what should I use it for I do not play any high end games or other things ....
Now this might be a wacky idea, but how about watching DivX movies on it?
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Do not have any of them any more, only DVDs !!!
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no div-x pron? :-D
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Old 21 February 2005, 05:02   #16
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Er no, it won't. But we must respect the history when it comes to movies and video. The world’s first domestic affordable non-linear video editing? Our beloved Amigas of course! Anyone else remember being knocked out by the Broadcaster card all those years ago ? (Shit, I'm really showing my age here).
Sure, you can do it all with half a dozen clicks on a modern PC nowadays, but we was there first! And the PC ones still drop frames.....
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Old 21 February 2005, 05:59   #17
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A few months ago I saw a demo of teh Videotoaster thing being shown on one of those Compuetr Chronicles shows from 1988 or something.... I was gobsmacked at the response of that bitch, applying effects in REAL TIMe without dropping a SINGLE frame. Not even Apple's Motion can do that nowadays.-
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Old 21 February 2005, 17:33   #18
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Dead right Akira! A man after my own heart. All that kit if that era; Toaster, Lightwave, Broadcaster, it was simply awesome and way ahead of it's time. Even now I know people that still favour using a Broadcaster card over modern PC stuff for it's dependability. When you tell people that Amigas were doing that stuff in real time over 15 years ago they look on in total disbelief. But we know.
It always makes me giggle when some PC lamer gets excited about doing some video stuff that he thinks is so new and clever that an Amiga could do over a decade ago.
I still do all my video stuff on Amigas, but that might be just because I'm an old fart who doesn't cope with change very well, LOL!
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Old 21 February 2005, 18:11   #19
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Hehehehe.

Personally I cannot get away from Final Cut Pro, working in a business with the Amiga kit will just not cut it, but credit where credit is due, and what that video toaster combo did back then is still amazing nowadays, and sometimes it might be even worth using it over modern solutions. For lame off-the-mill effects, I'd use a toaster anytime, it's much more instantaneous and reliable. And Apple boasts so much about the real time shit of their Motion that it makes me want to laugh. It's only realtime (and lame) on top of the line G5s. We're taking 7Mhz 680000 based Amigas here.

The show where the Toaster is showcased was linked from here some months ago, I wonder if I can still find that link, I want to see it again...
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