DivX Converter does not support the video format in this file.


i've just bought divx because it might be interesting to step into new materia :)
I wanted to record some desktop and ingame footage and play a little around with it. Sadly i can't even convert my uncompressed files with the converter.

These files are standard avi files recorded with fraps

Yet the converter is giving me the error i wrote in the topic.
Resolutions are:
- 1680 * 988
- 840 * 494
- 840 * 524

I tried to mess around a little bit with resolutions, recording full size, half size, full screen windoewed mode, but nothing seems to work, so i'm a little bit lost here.

FAQ's not helping and surprisingly nor is google :?

So hoping to find help over here :)

thank you in advance

Well i found a tool called

Well i found a tool called "EncodeHD" (http://dcunningham.net/encodehd/) which did the job quite good and that's enough of what i need right now.

Thanks again though for everyones help, i really appreciate it!

Not supported

Hello There,
It sounds like you may have a Variable frame rate file which converter does not support unfortunately. To double check this, you could run the file through a program called mediainfo (link below)
Save it as a text file and attach it to this thread so I could take a look. It would also be nice to know what program you are using to capture the video and what output settings you are selecting. In the meantime you may want to try with Dr. DivX and see if its able to encode the file for you. It will use the same Codec as Converter however its able to better handle VFR files at times.
Let me know what you find.

Hey there, i downloaded the

Hey there, i downloaded the MediaInfo programm and the following was the output:

Avi file was recorded with "Fraps" in 30FPS

As for DrDivX
It loads the file, but unfortunately no codecs are available in it, most like due to me operating on Win7
If i just encode it with no codec selected its of horrible quality, guess this is really because of Win7 :)

But thanks for your help though! Ill keep trying :>


Complete name : E:\Fraps\Movies\test.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 551 MiB
Duration : 39s 933ms
Overall bit rate : 116 Mbps

Format : FRAPS
Codec ID : FPS1
Duration : 39s 933ms
Bit rate : 114 Mbps
Width : 1 680 pixels
Height : 988 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16/9
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Resolution : 24 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.298
Stream size : 545 MiB (99%)

Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Unsigned
Codec ID : 1
Codec ID/Hint : Microsoft
Duration : 39s 924ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 411.2 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 6.72 MiB (1%)
Interleave, duration : 998 ms (29.95 video frames)


Have you tried to use handbrake instead of the DivX Converter? I have not found the DivX converter to be very practical. In many cases, it's not useful whatsoever.

With Handbrake, you can convert most stuff to quality MKV or MP4. I mostly use Handbrake, but I don't know how to copy over my uncompressed sound, so I end up using other applications to demux and remux my audio into the MKV.

You'll see your original resolutions on the front screen, you just have to turn off cropping, and make sure your output resolution matches your input. I use the bit-rate quality setting. I also use the 2-pass encoding.

If you already have AVI files, what are you trying to convert them for? For quality, you should encode your original videos with h.264 in an MKV.

Thanks for the Handbrake

Thanks for the Handbrake tool, first time hearing of it :) But that's just me being new to the materia i suppose...

So far it loads the file, i can use the presets, but encoding just won't work, always getting < 1MB files with no video at all, most likely Win7 error or user error, gotta try that again though reading manuals n stuff, was just clicking through it right now :>

Thank you, too, for trying to help me :)

And i don't really care about the output format, as long as it's either avi or mp4 it's fine. Doesn't need to be .divx :>

Handbrake no longer supports .AVI

I have long been a fan of Handbrake, but the problem is they no longer support the AVI container, which means you can't make any content for DivX Certified (.divx/.avi) devices, which are out in the wild in millions of numbers.

We're just launching DivX Plus HD devices, which is MKV with H.264 video, so Handbrake will be a great compliment in this case (provided the correct presets are used), but there are a ton of people out there that will still want a tool that can make files for the previously existing DivX devices.

DivX Converter is primarily for this purpose, but you can use other transcoders out there so long as they support .avi with mp3 audio and a DivX compatible codec.

StaxRip and MeGUI come to mind.