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    Deploy DivX Codec

    Does anybody know how to deploy the divx codec through group policy?

    We have a programme that uses it but when you deploy the software it skips the codec installation so I wanted to chain divx on after the software.

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    Re: Deploy DivX Codec

    what program uses it ?

    Possibly either make an msi of videolan or the codec installer ??

    divx codec :

    http://www.divxmovies.com/software/

    videolan :

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc

    Other then that not sure , but would be interesting to find out

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    Re: Deploy DivX Codec

    Remember VideoLan isn't legal..

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    Re: Deploy DivX Codec

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Remember VideoLan isn't legal..
    shaz buckets :P Is it just the deccs part of it that makes it illegal or what is it that makes it illegal in the uk or europe ?

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    Re: Deploy DivX Codec

    Well the VideoLan FAQ deals with these points.

    Is libdvdcss legal
    What about personal/commercial usage?

    I also read that second FAQ entry to read that you must be careful when distributing codecs yourself. So it might impact thoms plan even though he isn't using VideoLan.

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    Re: Deploy DivX Codec

    The programme that uses it is called ClickView www.clickview.co.uk
    I e-mailed them with the issue and they told me that it can't be done through group policy.
    The clickview app installs ok but the codec doesn't.
    I will have to install locally for now until I get it sorted.
    If I get anywhere I shall feed back

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    sorry to resurrect dead thread - but id rather reawaken then start a new one.

    We too are now on the click view bandwagon, has anyone made progress with the divX deployment?

    I have tried couple of things but bubkus.

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    I think i just created a package and rolled it out through group policy for Xvid. Seemed to do the trick.

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    I got a response from ClickView for anyone caring. They provide a Xvid MSI either only after requesting from tech support or just very recently added it as a KB article (or third option - im slightly backwards and didnt see in on their site)

    http://www.clickview.com.au/download...dinstaller.msi


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    If anyone would like a more up-to-date Xvid package I have uploaded the one I created here.

    Mine has several advantages over the ClickView package.

    * It is based on the latest version of the Xvid codec (v1.2.1-04122008) so supports things like multi-CPU encoding if you need it along with lots of bug fixes. The ClickView package uses Xvid v1.1.3_28062007 which is ancient.
    * It isn't just a wrapper around the Xvid executable so it will uninstall properly. The ClickView package doesn't remove the Xvid codec files when you uninstall the .msi!
    * It doesn't create any shortcuts on the start menu.

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    I've updated my Xvid package to v1.2.2. It can be downloaded from here should anyone need it. This link won't expire btw.

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    This is what we use, and there is even a handy package builder (albeit script based, not MSI)

    Again I don't know if it's legal so just make sure you can uninstall it "en-masse" if required

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    the vista codec pack Shark007.net - Vista Codec Package can be deployed via msi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    This is what we use, and there is even a handy package builder (albeit script based, not MSI)

    Again I don't know if it's legal so just make sure you can uninstall it "en-masse" if required
    Which thing I mentioned about 3 different things ( wmp classic, cccp or k lite codec pack ) ???



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