Add Divx support to your Zune - gHacks Tech News

Add Divx support to your Zune

The Zune seems really hackable, wonder if that is on purpose or just laziness. Anyway, the following registry hack makes it possible to add Divx movies to your Zune player and sync them successfully with the media player.

Once that is done the Zune automatically converts them to the native formatso that you can watch the videos on your Zune player just like any other supported format on it.

Copy and paste the following lines into a text editor, save it and rename the file extension to .reg afterwards.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Multimedia\Zune\Extensions\.avi]
"Extension.Handler"="Microsoft.Zune.1.AVI"
"MediaType.Description"="Video Clip"
"MediaType.Icon"="C:\\Program Files\\Zune\\ZuneLoc.dll,-736"
"Extension.MIME"="video/avi"
"AlreadyRegistered"="no"
"Runtime"=dword:00000007
"PerceivedType"="video"
"Permissions"=dword:0000000f
"UserApprovedOwning"="no"
@=""

Double-click the newly created file and the information that it stores will be added to your registry. You probably need to restart your computer before you can drag and drop DivX movies to your Zune player.

Update: You need to restart your PC or log off and on again before the changes take effect.

Another method that you can make use of is to rename the divx files to .wmv and add them to your Zune player. Once they appear in the library you rename them back to .avi and sync them afterwards which should automatically convert the file and make them playable in the Zune player.

It is alternatively possible to convert the videos that you want to play on your Zune device. To do that, you need a video converter to convert the extension that is not supported. What you need to do is convert the video files to the wmv format or the mp4 format so that they can be moved directly to your player.

You can use video converters to convert video files and even video DVDs to a supported format to make the videos compatible with the Zune device.

Advertisement

We need your help

Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.

We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.

If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:


Previous Post: «
Next Post: »

Comments

  1. Ribin said on March 5, 2007 at 10:47 am
    Reply

Leave a Reply

Check the box to consent to your data being stored in line with the guidelines set out in our privacy policy

Please note that your comment may not appear immediately after you post it.