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Old 05-22-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hi,
I have a 2015 WRX with the navigation system and noticed that it supports playing DIVx movies. When I go to settings on the Nav system it provides me with a registration code. I go to the DivX site as instructed on the Nav system and register and get a download .divx
I burned it to DVD also CD and Card and put the DVD in and no luck, I also burned it to CD and put the CD in and no luck and finally took the map card out and placed the card with the .divx file in it and nothing.
Anyone have any insight. Really appreciate it.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:02 PM   #2
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Is there a navigation system manual somewhere in your car? It's separate from the owner's manual.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:33 PM   #3
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Good point SpamBot. I"m somewhat of a hacker and generally don't often look in a manual. So the manual states:
This unit supports playback of DivX files recorded in USB memory. It does not support the playback of DivX files recorded on discs.
It also goes on to say:
You can watch USB video files only when you have stopped your vehicle and applied the parking brake to ensure safety, and tuned the ignition switch to ON or ACC ON.

Now after getting the DivX registration code from the Subaru Nav system (after hitting settings and selecting DivX), I went online as instructed, registered with DivX. They they provided a download. I took the .Divx file downloaded, put it on a USB Drive.
I then hit the USB drive on the Nav System and low and behold, it found the file, played it and indicated that my DivX device is now registered.

Finally downloaded .DIVX movie and it played on the Nav system.
Anyone needing help on this, just send me a note on this thread.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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Not reading a manual makes people hackers?
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:08 PM   #5
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Not reading a manual makes people hackers?
finally figuring out all the capabilities of his electronic devices 8 months after he buys them makes him a hacker.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:51 PM   #6
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So, are you looking to play Behind the Green Door like in the Cannonball Run? :-D
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:26 AM   #7
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Not reading a manual makes people hackers?
All I can think of is the scene in the movie Hackers where they are pulling out the giant manuals and books of coding languages that they have all (implied) read from cover to cover.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:20 AM   #8
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finally figuring out all the capabilities of his electronic devices 8 months after he buys them makes him a hacker.
LOL that term has gotten so watered down. Started with the script kiddies but now people use it for anything they term as a "mod".
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:17 PM   #9
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Hi,
I have a 2015 WRX with the navigation system and noticed that it supports playing DIVx movies. When I go to settings on the Nav system it provides me with a registration code. I go to the DivX site as instructed on the Nav system and register and get a download .divx
I burned it to DVD also CD and Card and put the DVD in and no luck, I also burned it to CD and put the CD in and no luck and finally took the map card out and placed the card with the .divx file in it and nothing.
Anyone have any insight. Really appreciate it.
I've got a 2013 BRZ with the same hu. I tried a few times to get it to work and it never would including ripping movies, video to flash drives, etc. Some guys on ft86 have messed around with it getting it to work IIRC. You might find more info there.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:19 PM   #10
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I've got a 2013 BRZ with the same hu. I tried a few times to get it to work and it never would including ripping movies, video to flash drives, etc. Some guys on ft86 have messed around with it getting it to work IIRC. You might find more info there.
go back and read the rest of the thread
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:13 PM   #11
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F**king Subaru....

I mean, this technology straight out of 1998 in their 2015 model year cars. This is certainly the way technology works in a Subaru.



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Old 05-23-2014, 04:15 PM   #12
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Or like this article....

Quote:
Divx on the defensive
December 11, 1998: 3:47 p.m. ET

Circuit City's new video rental technology faces an onslaught of criticism
http://money.cnn.com/1998/12/11/technology/divx/


Did Subaru hire a bunch of ex-Circuit City employees to work on their vehicle infotainment systems? I am appalled I got the $28K Crosstrek Limited with Navigation, and its big technology is some antiquated video format that was considered as a dying video format 16 years ago.


Let's read up more on this exciting new technology Subaru discovered...



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Divx ;-) - The Best MPEG-4 Codec Under Windows 98/2000
By Frank Völkel SEPTEMBER 13, 2000 11:04 AM

A special software codec is necessary for playback of the recorded MPEG-4 sequences. Even though the files put out by Flask Mpeg have the ending .AVI they are definitely MPEG-4 files. Currently Divx is the best codec, which is available as Freeware under DivX ;-) . The audio/video drivers for MPEG-4 playback are added as plug-in to the existing Microsoft player (included in the operating system of Windows 98 SE or Windows 2000).


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mpeg,244-2.html
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:02 PM   #13
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Divx and DivX are two different things.

Divx is a failed one time use DVD format sold by Circuit City to replace rentals in the 90s. DivX is a video file format (much like MP3 is an audio format) that the nav unit is capable of playing. DivX has been around for awhile and still being maintained, it's not like Subaru chose technology that's been dead since 1998.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:43 PM   #14
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....I was reading up, and it stated to get video on your HU, replace the radio with an anftermarket HU. Subaru only supports 1980's technology...



I'm just messing, I hope it works out for you but Knowing Subaru that's way too high tech for them.
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Where do you get your .divx movies from?
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:37 PM   #16
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Where do you get your .divx movies from?
USENET?
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