View Full Version : A DivX/DVD player question

02-21-2005, 10:23 AM
do they play OGM files?

i was thinking they use the same codecs but with an extra soundtrack or subtitles, so it's just a matter of opening the container

02-21-2005, 11:33 AM
nuh uh. no. the most popular ones like the philips dvp-642 don't. typically these players support ogg music files and windows media music files, but not as part of a movie file. if you want to play an ogm file on one of those players, you need to open the file with a program like virtualdubmod, demux the ogg soundtrack, convert it to wav/mp3/ac3, then mux it with the video stream into an avi container.

if you really want a piece of hardware that'll play ogm on a tv (aside from using tv-out on a pc), you'll prolly wanna go with a modified xbox or a "windows media center extender" (a machine about the size of a dvd player, which streams files over a lan from media center pcs). otherwise, ogms need to be remuxed as avi files for the most common mpeg-4 players.

there's also a streaming media program for playstation 2. it's called "gameshark media player" in the u.s. and "medio" in europe. it supports ogm, but i dunno how well it works since i've never tried it.

02-21-2005, 11:44 AM
i was thinking about getting a DivX player some time in the future - is OGM capability something that's in development?