Thu Apr 21, 2016 17:35
I am an avid tv downloader. I like to get everything
in xvid as it will play on anything, sometimes I watch
the shows on my car stereo(not while driving lol).
Lately I have noticed with many of the shows I watch,
the xvid release has been stopped.
Are you dropping the format, shows dont have enough interest,
or is it just an oversite by uloaders?
Some of the shows I have noticed this with are;
-Jane The Virgin
There are more but these are just off the top of my head.
I do see x264 versions but those dont play on my tv or
car deck so I have to look around for xvid copies elsewhere
on the net. I would prefer to stay with ExtraTorrent for
everything as it has proven to be the best, most reliable
site for the most part.
They are not disappearing as such, it's just a new Scene rule, the majority of Scene release groups have moved away from the XviD/avi format to x264/mkv format
I would imagine that sooner or later you won't find XVID files
anywhere on the net. That format is old and limited.
H264 is not new by any means and it can encode a higher quality
image with a smaller file size. Soft coded subtitles and chapter
markers are a nice plus too! I haven't encoded a .AVI file in
years because of these things.
Are you having trouble with ALL H264 files or just .MKV?
Just asking because a H264 encoded file in a .MP4 container is
much more portable and will play in many devices, whereas .MKV
I know of some folks who, rather than updating old hardware are
re-encoding everything before they can watch it! Yuk!
Fri Apr 22, 2016 03:11
It's all h264 & x264 files won't play, just old equipment I guess.
Well it's gonna be alot of recoding then as my whole library is xvid & i will keep it that way.
For now alot of stuff is still being offered in XviD, and that probably will stay like that for at least the more popular stuff in the near future...
You might want to slowly plan towards replacing the your hardware though. Although XviD is far from totally obsolete... It doesn't really have that much future either.
I don't know how much stuff you're watching but re-encoding everything you watch isn't an ideal long term solution. Encoding is a very power intensive job.. So if you're constantly re-encoding.. It won't take too long before it would have just been cheaper to have bought h264 capable hardware.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 05:01
dont think any more can be said on the subject other than what has already been said. Xvid and avi are dead time to throw some dirt on them and upgrade your hardware accordingly...
There isn't much more to add here...
Begin archiving your XviD's next to your VHS tapes and move on.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 05:13
Like I said, whats been said is all that can be said.....The End!
Yea indeed.. there is nothing more useful to be said on this. lets just leave it like that.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 05:58
couldnt agree more..and with that said, topic seems to have run its course and come to its conclusion with a great big ! Nothing more need be said
Although from the number of posts you wouldn't say... there is indeed really nothing more to be said here.. We might as well let it be.
Fri Apr 22, 2016 06:03
Yes let's let go right here and now - unless your the sort of person whose psychiatric condition demands having the last word and you agree your a selfish and self centered narcissist.
Maybe... or maybe I am just testing here whether you're such a person.
Why noy just use download helper on firefox it does the same thing and does most formats