3/12/2005

DivX And Mp3 Combine

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

DivXNetworks, the company that created the patent-pending DivX video compression technology has announced a strategic licensing agreement with the inventors of mp3, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, and Thomson, co-inventors of mp3 and exclusive licensing representative for their mp3 patents and software.

The agreement will enable DivXNetworks to include mp3 and, in the future, mp3 Surround technology, in all DivX software and consumer electronics offerings, allowing over 160 million DivX users the opportunity to enjoy the small file size and the high audio quality of mp3 Surround with their video files. Additionally, DivXNetworks will now offer licensees a complete video and audio Software Development Kit (SDK).

Source: Techtree.com

Tip: Delete “Undeletable” Files

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Have you ever tried to delete a file in Windows Explorer and received the error message that it could not delete the file because it was in use? This can happen even when you know for a fact that the file is not in use, especially with media files.

Here’s how you can delete a “reluctant” file.

  • Close all open programs.
  • Open a command prompt.
  • Right-click the taskbar, and select Task Manager.
  • On the Processes tab, select Explorer.exe, and click the End Process button.
  • Minimize Task Manager, but don’t close it.
  • At the command prompt, use the Delete command to remove the file, and close the command prompt.
  • In Task Manager, go to File | New Task (Run).
  • In the Create New Task dialog box, enter Explorer.exe, and click OK.
  • Close Task Manager.

Most of the times this is caused with media files, because Windows will try to read the files properites as you select the files in Windows Explorer. You can disable this behaviour by editing the registry.

  • In the start Menu selet Run
  • Type RegEdit and Hit Enter
  • Under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT Navigate to SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler
  • On the right window delete the (Default) value by selecting it and pressing Delete
  • Close RegEdit

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