DivX VOD Registration for Samsung Omnia
Some early versions of the Samsung Omnia SGH-i900 were unable to play the DivX VOD Activation file. The player would report, "this player is not authorized to play this video." To correct this problem, Samsung has released a software patch which you can download from http://labs.divx.com/node/7203
Below are some answers to frequent questions.
Do I need the software patch?
Newer Omnia phones do not require the patch. Older phones need the patch if and only if you use the DivX VOD service.
What is DivX VOD?
The Video On Demand service offers videos for sale through various on-line partners. DivX VOD titles will only play on a registered DivX device. For more information, see http://vod.divx.com/
Where can I get VOD titles?
There are several on-line services which have partnered with DivX to offer VOD downloads. For some examples, see http://vod.divx.com/get/
What VOD titles are available for Omnia?
Currently, there are none. VOD movies are typically in DivX Home Theater format and are intended for DivX DVD players. There are currently no VOD titles in DivX Mobile format for the Omnia.
Where can I get DivX Mobile videos?
You can make DivX videos yourself using a DivX certified camera or DivX software like Converter, Author or Dr. DivX. You do not need to register your phone to play homemade DivX videos. Registration is only required for VOD purchases and currently there are no VOD movies available for the Omnia.
Do I need DivX Mobile Player for my Omnia?
No, the DMP is a software player for phones that are not DivX Certified. DMP is not needed or recommended for use with the Samsung Omnia. DMP will work on the Omnia, but we recommend using Windows Media Player or the Samsung Touch Player instead. Either one will play DivX videos right out of the box. There is no need to install software on your Omnia or register your Omnia for basic DivX playback.
Do I need DivX Player for my computer?
Yes, we recommend installing DivX Player and DivX Converter on your Mac or PC. Download the DivX bundle from http://divx.com/divx
What if I want to register my Omnia anyway?
After installing DivX software on your computer, get the 8 character registration code from your phone. Enter the code on your computer to download an activation video. Your phone only needs to play the activation video once.
What if I get an error?
If your phone reports, "this player is not authorized to play this video," then you probably need the software patch mentioned above. If you get some other error, please reply to this message with the exact error message you see and when the error appears.
What if I don't want to read all this?
You can watch a video of DivX registration for PlayStation 3 on Blip.tv. Obviously it's not a Samsung Omnia, but the process is similar for all DivX Certified devices.