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Is there a DVD player that plays .avi files?

by vrepkin / November 15, 2004 4:59 AM PST


I am wondering, is there such a thing as a DVD player that can play .avi files? If not, do you know of any company that plans to design one?

Thanks, Vladi

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Re: Is there a DVD player that plays .avi files?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2004 6:11 AM PST

There is such a thing. It's really a DivX player. Downside? No big market. You can find it with


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Re: Is there a DVD player that plays .avi files?
by Art / November 15, 2004 7:19 AM PST

.avi files such as in divx? Yes I have one that is make by Philips; But if you are thinking of uncompress .avi then I don't know.

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play avi files
by peanuts06 / January 19, 2007 5:11 PM PST

i store my avi video in an external hardisk. Do you know currently there is such a player in the market? Thanks.

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by masterying01 / January 20, 2007 2:06 PM PST
In reply to: play avi files

MANY avi files require certain kind of codecs in order to play it.

philips, sony, toshiba, lg, samsung, and many other companies all make some (NOT ALL!!) dvd players which play the avi files that uses the DIVX codex. if your avi files are in another kind of format, then no...nothing will play it.

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(NT) I think peanut is hoping to get a GOOD reply from someone.
by ahtoi / January 20, 2007 4:11 PM PST
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