Add Divx support to your Zune

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 2, 2007
Updated • Jan 30, 2015
Music and Video, Video

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

"MediaType.Description"="Video Clip"
"MediaType.Icon"="C:\\Program Files\\Zune\\ZuneLoc.dll,-736"

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.


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

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