Divx Files on Zune

By XeroCube | November 25, 2008

I was recently looking for a way to enjoy Divx-encoded videos on my Zune — you know for road trips and such. Apparently some work has been done in this field, yet I have had little success in duplicating the effort.

The folks over at Techmixer.com have suggested the following steps:

  1. Copy and paste the following lines into a text edit program and save it under .reg extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version5.00
    [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”
    @=””

  2. Double-click the newly .reg file and the register information will be added to your registry.
  3. Restart Computer
  4. After restart, you start dragging your divx movies using Zune software into your zune player. The files will synced with Zune devices and force the zune software to convert the files.

You may have to locate a file called “zuneloc.dll” for this to work too…

It is important to note that your mileage may vary with this and to proceed at your own risk. You will be mucking around in the registry, which can do serious harm to your computer. And, I’ve not tried this out yet, so be warned… I am just passing along what information I have found so far.

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