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DivX Codecs

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Mac OS X

Install DivX Codec Only

So, I've got a new MacBook, and it has got the wonderful FrontRow program. Only problem is DivX and XviD movies don't play in FrontRow, because FrontRow uses QuickTime. DivX and XviD play fine in VLC from, which is my favorite all-formats media player on every platform. :) But hey, why not invest some time getting the original DivX codec for QuickTime, so you can watch your movies within FrontRow?

Here, I'll describe how to get DivX for QuickTime without the useless trash that ships with the Mac package. You won't miss the useless DivX Player application and other filler that would normally be installed.

Keep your installation clean :)

Download and Install Step by Step

  1. Download: DivXInstaller.dmg from
  2. Mount the disk image
  3. Right-click on the DivX for Mac Installer.pkg icon, choose Show package contents
  4. Open the Contents folder
  5. Copy the Archive.pax.gz file to your Desktop
  6. Double-click on Archive.pax.gz on your Desktop
  7. Drag Archive.pax and Archive.pax.gz to the Trash
  8. Navigate: Archive/Library/QuickTime
  9. Copy the two component files (DivX Decoder.component and DivX Encoder.component) to /Library/QuickTime
  10. Enjoy DivX movies in QuickTime and FrontRow without application trash


Front Row, Quicktime DivX Codec, MacBook


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