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    pixels on movies

    Just recently I got a new laptop. When I play dvx movies on it the pixels look kind of big, especially in dark areas. Is there a way maybe to get different codecs so that it would make the picture smoother ???

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    Re: pixels on movies

    Even “New” laptops usually have inferior graphic solutions when compared to what you find in most “New” desktops however they are usually adequate to play most videos.

    What viewer are you using to play it? It may be a problem with the software you are using to view the dvx files. Perhaps it doesn’t support your laptops native resolution and like most LCD monitors your laptop won’t look very good when it’s not using native resolution.

    Do you have the problem when you play in full screen and can you play it in a window you can resize?
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    Re: pixels on movies

    when i resize the window t osmall picture it still has the pixels visible.

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    Re: pixels on movies

    I'm using media player 10 i have 17 inch hp 1680x 1050 resolution

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    Re: pixels on movies

    That's what happens when you compress a movie enough, there just isn't enough data in DivX movies. Play an original DVD and I doubt you'll see as much pixellation, if any, but if you do HD-DVD/Bluray may be 'your thing'. If you want to see even more pixellation, play a mobile movie with .3gp extension.

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    Re: pixels on movies

    Quote Originally Posted by mumin View Post
    I'm using media player 10 i have 17 inch hp 1680x 1050 resolution
    At that resolution you're not going to find many movie types that don't pixellate.

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    Re: pixels on movies

    Quote Originally Posted by mumin View Post
    I'm using media player 10 i have 17 inch hp 1680x 1050 resolution
    Okay is that an external CRT or LCD you are running from your laptop or is it the laptops monitor? if you are running at 1680 x 1050 I suspect we are talking about a CRT.

    MOST 17” LCD run native resolution of 1280 x 1024 and for best results should be run at that.

    Anyway as I’m guessing this is a CRT then that’s not the issue. Like others have said the issue is the compression of the Dvx file. If it’s a CRT try lowering the resolution on your monitor to 1280 x 1024 or 1024 x 768 or (GASP) 800 x 600 and see if it makes a difference. Another possibility is to go to the DViX website and get their viewer and codex. It may play the file better than windows media player does.

    If the monitor is a LCD (Unlikely) make sure you are running at native resolution like I said. Don’t bother to decrease the resolution of a LCD below native resolution as that usually wont help either.
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    Re: pixels on movies

    My wife has a HP zd8000 with the 17" monitor. Native resolution is 1440 x 900.

    If yours is running higher than that you need to go to display properties and check the box for "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display".

    Unchecked mine will go to 1920 x 1440 but everything looks like trash.

    I have never tried a DIVX movie but regular DVDs work great.
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    Re: pixels on movies

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    My wife has a HP zd8000 with the 17" monitor. Native resolution is 1440 x 900.

    If yours is running higher than that you need to go to display properties and check the box for "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display".

    Unchecked mine will go to 1920 x 1440 but everything looks like trash.

    I have never tried a DIVX movie but regular DVDs work great.
    That will quickly bust your display.

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    Re: pixels on movies

    That resolution is on my laptop monitor. I downloaded more movies and there are ones which look much better at same resolution so i'm guessing it is the file compression problem not with display.

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    Re: pixels on movies

    Thanks for the replies guys:0

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