I've recently discovered that most (if not all) of the current Blu Ray players have recently dropped DivX support.
From what I've read here changing the Four CC to XVID will enable my DivX files to play without me having to convert them to XVID.
All I can find are programs that will change them one at a time.
Is there a program that will do a batch FourCC change?
Thanks for any help.
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Maybe you should consider buying one of those small form factor streaming media players like one of the Western Digital models instead of doing this.
1) It would keep you from having to change a bunch of files.
2) It would keep you from having your BluRay player's whims dictate what you do.
3) The same manufacturers that are making you consider changing the FourCC code could take away Divx capability all together in the near future.
4) Streaming media players don't recognize Cinavia, which might be useful to you at some point.
I used a couple of Four CC changers including the one selur linked to (thanks, that's a cool program) and got around the artificial DivX restriction but got audio only and no picture on my new LG Blu-Ray player.
Crap, I'm probably going to either have to re-encode all these files to H.264 mp4 or buy something like the WD player and a couple of large HDDS.
I don't want really to re-encode all these files and lose quality and I've had enough HDDS die on me so that I don't trust them for long term storage.
If anyone has any other suggestions I'll try them.
Last edited by groove365; 2nd Jan 2013 at 15:46.
Yeah, it's not just the fourcc. Sometimes it's the encoding template/profile (e.g.: high @ main, or profile 4.1) where players have compatibility with only certain profiles or families of profiles. Those will require a full re-encode (though this could be done in batch with converters such as Procoder, Squeeze, Rhozet CarbonCoder, etc or via script like ffmpeg).
I think jman98's idea is simplest.