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Irixdvix issue

Unread postby toolkitman » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:28 pm

Hi all,
i'm new to the forum and i have an (Octane2 400mhz or dual 360mhz V6 2GB) from about 3 days, i have an homemade 13w3 to vga cable messed up until i dont get the adapter. My problem is that i have tried to view some dvix movies but all with problem a lot say me error DX50 i remember well with mediaplayer. Other with irixdvix like simpsons.dvix.avi show some noise instead of the image like the photo i have made. I hope my messed up cable havent make demage to my V6 graphics card.

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Re: Irixdvix issue

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:09 pm

Yes, the machines and O/S are old and a lot of newer formats will not work.
You can take a screen shot as described on the wiki page


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Re: Irixdvix issue

Unread postby smj » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:49 pm

Welcome to Nekochan!

I don't know about irixdvix, but if the desktop and other windows are displaying fine then your cable is likely fine. If you try running some of the screensavers and they look fine, odds are good that your issue is just related to Dvix playback.
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Re: Irixdvix issue

Unread postby recondas » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:38 pm

PymbleSoftware wrote:Yes, the machines and O/S are old and a lot of newer formats will not work.
That shouldn't be an issue with the file he's trying to play in his attached screenshot, as I recall simpsons.divx.avi was one of the irixdivx test/demo files.

@toolkitman - which revision of irixdivx are you trying to use, and have you updated your xserver to use 24-bit color? The xserver's default mode is 8-bit. While I'm at it might as well ask what resolution and refresh rate your running your V6, the V6 has a design feature/defect that can cause problems with many of the more common screen resolutions (there's a hack to get around the issue by underclocking the V6 at 1280x1024, but at some users have reported display anomalies while trying it).

I just tried that same simpsons.dixv.avi using irixdivx 0.96 by dragging/dropping the file icon onto the irixdivx icon. It ran without problem, no noise, no color issues, no dropped frames (also using VPro graphics - in this case a V12 with the xserver set to display true color). Here's the console output (you can open a console window before running the file to see similar output - or error messages):

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IRIX Media Player 0.96 -> Copyright 2001-2003 by Brandon Corey. (OpenGL)
Video HW    : VPro Video
Movie Type  : AVI
Video Codec : DIVX 
Video Info  : 670kbps Avg / 4665kbps Max VBR
Total Frames: 943
Decoding video [352x240] (29.97fps) of physical 2666496 bytes.
Running in full frame mode..
Decoding complete
Total time  : 31.412 seconds.
Total frames: 943
Total FPS   : 30.020
Simpsons.jpg (31.62 KiB) Viewed 335 times
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Re: Irixdvix issue

Unread postby toolkitman » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:45 am

Thank you for all your answer, i'm using 1280x1024 60hz resolution 16bit it seems, i have changed the desktop to 24bit depth i think, the irixdvix is 0.86d from readme file info. I have tried to install irixdvix 0.96 from the site but it doesnt isntall, can be (i'm new to irix) i dont make the right things, please instruct me :D

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