DivX files for Windows95 play back.
the DivX player will not run on Windows95 you can easily adjust
the media file to run on the Windows95 Media Player.
Install the DivX player on your Windows95 platform.
The software is free and can be downloaded at:
You may receive some errors during the Setup process, continue
the installation regardless of any errors. In the event of an error DO NOT CANCEL the install.
The Player will not play on Windows95 but it will install
the necessary codec (short for compression-decompression) to play
Dvix media files on Windows95.
Once the DivX software has completed the setup process, re-boot your computer.
DviX media file before continuing -
As an example to be used here. We will call our clip
cheapie-01.divx, where cheapie-01 is the name of the
clip and divx is the (actual) extension of the file.
Rename the extension DIVX to AVI
by placing your mouse pointer directly over the file and clicking
on the right mouse button. In the drop-down menu.
Select Rename. and
change the file extension by replacing DIVX
The file should now look like this:
file was renamed successfully, you will be able to play the file
from the Microsoft Windows95 Media Player.
were unable to rename the file in Windows95, continue to the next
section on how to convert the file in DOS.
DviX File's in DOS.
youre not familiar with DOS
System), I suggest you copy the
unzipped file to be converted to your root directory C: through the
My Computer icon on your Windows95 desktop.
following instructions contain DOS
contain blank spaces between each other. To help recognize where a
space exists within the command, we have added the "_"
underslash symbol in brown to help identify where a space between
After copying the file to your root directory.
From your desktop Click on the Start button, go to
and open Programs, and select the MS-DOS prompt.
A black screen should open with the following:
Microsoft Corp 1981-1996.
2) After the C:\WINDOWS>
command prompt, type: "CD_\"
then enter. If completed correctly
the following prompt should appear.
After the C:\> prompt, type the following:
DIR and enter. This
will show a list of all the files in the root directory.
Check for the file you copied.
If its not there you will have to try copying it again
from your windows desktop and start over.
If you have to many files scrolling on the screen and are
unable to view the file, use the /W switch with the DIR
followed by enter.
Assuming the file is there and using the same example file
name as before cheapies-01.divx.
Note: In DOS
the file extension will only be 3 characters long so divx
will appear as div. Type
the following command after the C:\> prompt:
Note: where you see the file name cheapies-01.
You can replace that with whatever the actual file name is.
To check the new name of the file type the DIR
command after the prompt for your directory contents.
The file should now look similar to this:
worked and the extension of the file was successfully renamed with
your in business. You
can exit the DOS screen and now play the file from any windows
were unable to successfully convert the file we would be more then
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