View Full Version : DivX Download test from FLASH

03 March 2004, 06:07 PM
I have heard that if you zip a Divx file it will some times have problems playing after you unzip it.

The reason I need to zip it (it barley effects file size) is so a user can download the file through a Flash button. (getURL)

If anyone knows about this or wants to particapate in my test it would be very helpful.

Bellow is a link to a test page. There you can download a 255 KB
DivX file, unzip it, then see if it plays all right on your computer.
It should be about 3 seconds of video with audio.

It works fine on my computer, but I think some people have trouble with it.

click here to go to test page (

Thank you.

03 March 2004, 08:57 AM
A simple question. Does the file have to be a zip file or can it be a file with a zip extension! If it is the later why not change the file extension to zip and ask the user to save the file as an avi.

03 March 2004, 07:04 PM
Downloaded, Opened, Played.

03 March 2004, 04:13 PM
Thanx for all of you help guys.

You can never be too sure when it comes to computers.

P.S. d_hansbury, I saw that "Dork" cartoon on your website. It was very funny. I liked it.

03 March 2004, 04:32 PM
That was the first "real" animation I've done in a long time. I learned a lot from it and got lots of good feedback. I look forward to doing more very soon.

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