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How do you feel about DivX?

Great!!! Lemme have it!!!
2 (16.7%)
Uh, What's that?
3 (25%)
Nah, I'll stick with XviD ;)
7 (58.3%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: June 09, 2007, 06:35:55 PM

Last post Author Topic: DivX Pro for free  (Read 9252 times)

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DivX Pro for free
« on: June 07, 2007, 06:35:55 PM »
Get DivX Pro here free for a limited time. It might actually be just for today, but who knows how long this could last.

I used AGK and XviD myself, so.....meh.
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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 06:38:41 PM »
Interesting I got DivX for Windows Pro during their last giveaway - two years ago? Anyway, can't say that I'm particularly tied to it, but the prices was/is right!
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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 08:59:25 PM »
Hmmm, somehow the reg key I received from them failed activation. :(

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 11:08:48 PM »
i just about to put a word for XviD when i noticed that there's already a poll.. no prizes for guessing which got me vote.. :)

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 12:04:35 AM »
Why'd you vote for DivX, lanux? Duh huh huh... Look at the pretty rabbits...
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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 12:10:57 AM »
oh man, how did you find out?? :o

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 12:13:28 AM »
Born lucky, I guess.
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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2007, 12:23:43 AM »
maybe i should notify the dons at Vegas to keep an eye on you the next time you're in town.. :P

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2007, 12:44:02 AM »
 :D
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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2007, 11:04:32 AM »
Hmmm, somehow the reg key I received from them failed activation. :(

It worked for me. But it says my MPEG-2 is still a trial. Everything else is registered. . .


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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2007, 12:32:44 PM »
That's what they did last time - you have to buy the MPEG2 plugin (but IIRC it is only about $5 if you want/need it)

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Re: DivX Pro for free - where is the serial # supposed to be entered?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2007, 06:15:31 PM »
DivX email containing serial number:
"To activate, open the DivX Converter from the desktop, click the "Enter Serial Number" button and enter the number above."

What serial number button?
thanks
tony

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« Last Edit: June 08, 2007, 06:17:34 PM by tsaint »

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2007, 06:25:47 PM »
Go to START > DivX > DivX Converter > Register Products and then enter the key there.

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2007, 06:48:12 PM »
duh ... thanks! I get lost in my start menu so stay away from there, but I should have looked..

Go to START > DivX > DivX Converter > Register Products and then enter the key there.

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2007, 10:09:45 PM »
Guess I am too slow...I can't find anywhere where the offer may be. :(

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2007, 04:51:34 AM »
yes, the link above is directed to normal downloads. it's quite possible the offer has expired.. never mind, there's always a next time.. ;)

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2007, 08:50:28 AM »
Guess I am too slow...I can't find anywhere where the offer may be.

Yes, it is gone. Maybe because DivX was updated today:

divx.gif

I think it is cool that we "all" (exept steeladept, obviously) had it on the very last day it was free! Only; if I could pull myself together and find (and pay) a PC mechanic, then I have DivX PRO on the old Win2K machine too. But for now the tower is just standing in corner, laughing at me.

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2007, 10:25:49 AM »
Updates shouldn't matter - as noted, I got DivX free a couple of years ago in a similar promotion and have been receiving the updates free ever since...

Curt, what's wrong with your Win2k tower (or do you need the PC mechanic because you don't know)?
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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2007, 10:34:16 AM »
In short: Explorer will crash at every start, also in safe mode, so I can't get into Win2K any "normal" way. The OS was fully updated, so it didn't help to feed it an installation CD, and there is no space or money for upgrading it to XP Pro. W2K cannot upgrade to XP Home.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2007, 10:40:08 AM by Curt »

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2007, 10:41:33 AM »
W2K cannot upgrade to XP Home.

that is true...but...

if you have an old 9x cd, you can do a clean install of xp home upgrade and insert the 9x disc when it asks for the qualifying OS cd.

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2007, 10:45:33 AM »
Hmm; I must see if I can get my hands on such a CD. All my PCs were pre-installed and with no disc; I was always too poor  :P

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2007, 12:53:24 PM »
In short: Explorer will crash at every start, also in safe mode, so I can't get into Win2K any "normal" way. The OS was fully updated, so it didn't help to feed it an installation CD, and there is no space or money for upgrading it to XP Pro. W2K cannot upgrade to XP Home.

Can you try a repair install of Win2k by booting from the original CD ? It should keep programs and data intact but replace all Windows files to 'fresh install' status.

Explorer crashes are often caused by addons and shell extensions being corrupted - you could try this:

Boot up and ignore the fact that Explorer has crashed. Wait until the system finishes booting (look for no disc drive activity) and then use CTRL/ALT/DEL to bring up the TaskManager and use File>Run ... enter "Explorer" in the box without the quotes and hit return. Sometimes it will run without problems if it is restarted manually when the system has had time to finish booting other programs.

If it crashes again you need to disable any addins/extensions - try killing everything that doesn't look totally essential in the Process pane of TaskExplorer and also kill of any services you can from the task explorer by using File > Run and enter "Services.msc" - stop all non essential services (use your common sense there). This may allow you to start Explorer - if so you can install Process Explorer (from SysInternals) and/or ShellEx (from NirSoft). Those two utilities should help you track down the offending extensions causing the problems. ShellEx has saved my system a number of times in the past.

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2007, 02:02:03 PM »
All my PCs were pre-installed and with no disc;

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I should add that there is only some 3GB free.

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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2007, 02:05:08 PM »
I should also clarify that my primary wish is to get my 25GB music, 10GB photos and 3GB e-books off the old Win2K and into my 'new' XP. I really don't care if I ever will get the old 500 MHz machine to work again.
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Re: DivX Pro for free
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2007, 03:17:25 PM »
Simplest solution then is to use some imaging software to backup the old hard disc (something like Acronis TrueImage will do that from a bootable CD so you don't need a working windows - in fact you can use that to back up at file level too - though it would be incredibly slow).

Quickest way would be to put in an extra hard disc or use a USB hard disc. If you have 2 computers with LAN cards you could use TrueImage to save your backup to another computer which would make it convenient to work with. Once you have an image you can extract the files from the newly installed windows by mounting the image file - it then appears as another (virtual) hard disc and you can use copy and paste or drag files in Windows Explorer.