I am looking for the most compact DVD player I can find that plays divx/xvid and .srt subs. I have hundreds of movies on cd roms from the last 10 years or so, and 90% of them are divx/xvid with .srt subs. In the past I used Philips DVD players for this, and I could end up doing the same thing, just prefer, the smallest DVD player I can find for this.
My other option would be to copy the hundreds of CD roms to a hard drive for my Asus media player.
Thanks in advance.
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Please note that the smaller the player, the more free space it needs around it to air cool properly. If you, like most people in the USA, plan to place this player in some type of wooden entertainment unit and pile a bunch of stuff around it, you'll burn it out eventually. Smaller is not necessarily better.
Note that the usual cautions for playing Divx/Xvid on DVD players apply. You should look at this sticky
If your files all played on various Philips DVD players then you should be OK here, but I just wanted you to be aware of potential playback issues.
Originally Posted by deadmeow
One alternative is if you have an external usb dvd/cdrom drive you might be able to locate a hack for your media player to run the usb drive. Than you could just pop the cds in the external cdrom drive and play them without copying them to the harddrive. Though it would require an extra power plug and more shelf space for the external cd drive. But that would save the time needed to copy the cds.
However I can't guarantee that there is a hack for your model - there is for the wdtv series to run an external dvd drive. I also don't know potential hazards for such a hack since they aren't officially supported.
But it is something to consider.Donatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?
The Asus O!play (guessing that that is what the OP has) can play videos off an external USB or eSATA drive.
Originally Posted by jagabo
EDIT - also to the original poster:
Do you have a ps3 or xbox 360? Both can play divx. I just don't know how robust their subtitle support is if they can at all. But if you have one test a disc in it and see if it handles it.
Last edited by yoda313; 7th Oct 2010 at 09:52.Donatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?
Very good idea about the external dvd rom drive, I tried that a few months back, and it does not recognize the usb dvd rom drive. If there was a hack, that would be great, I will have to look into that.
I just updated the firmware Asus O!play Air HDP-R3 from 1.05 to 1.19, and it now recognizes my external usb dvd rom drive! Hurray! No clunky dvd player needed after all
I'm also glad you already had an external dvd rom drive - saved the extra expense. And now you don't have to convert anything. Just pop em in and play.
Glad its working for youDonatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?