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VLC: Codecs?

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VLC: Codecs?

I've got a whole bunch of old avi files I want to share with a relative; they're encoded with Divx 5. She's really into portable apps, so I wanted to see about playing them for her off a USB-drive.

My question:

Is there a way to somehow package the codec with VLC Portable, without installing extra stuff on my aunt's machine? Or would I be better off re-encoding the files (which I can do, technically, but find a pain).

John T. Haller
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VLC doesn't use codecs installed on any PC, they're actually embedded within VLC itself. See if they'll play in VLC Portable. If not, you should re-encode them.

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Should just work

I'm about 99% positive that VLC will play any Divx files. I know it can play Divx 3, 4, and 6 versions. No logical reason it won't play 5.

Since VLC uses its own internal plugins, what one VLC will play, another will too.

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