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Is the h.264 format a better quality than the divex and avi? I was thinking of storing my movies in this newer stlye format.
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if i remeber correctly
avi and divx is only a container and the h.264 is a type of compression
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AVI is a container, DivX and h.264 are both codecs.

The avi container isn't one you'd want to put h.264 encoded video into tho. For h.264, you want to use a container like mp4 or mkv.

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why wouldn't i want to use h.264 with avi? Is h.264 going to be the way to go? Is it alot better then divex? I am also wondering if my ps3 will recognize the h.264 sinec I use my imac as a video server for my ps3
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You've somewhat already answered your own question. Aside from the fact that AVI is an antiquated container, if you look at the specs for the PS3 - and unless something has changed - for AVI containers, it only supports motion jpeg for video. It does not support H.264 in avi (and honestly, most things don't by default. It will work on many peoples windows based systems because they usually have something like KLite or CCCP on their system which is very flexible for decoding video regardless of container).

See here for ps3 video:

PS3™ | Types of files that can be played (I got this with a quick search on google for PS3 video formats)

Your only containers that the PS3 will play back that have H.264 video are mpeg2 TS or mpeg4.

mpeg2 ts files don't play nice with quicktime on the Mac, and most transcoders will more easily output a .mp4 over an mpeg2 TS file.

Output to a mp4/H.264/AAC audio and you should be fine.

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mp4/H.264/AAC is also well-supported by iPods, iTunes, iPhones, QuickTime, iPod Touches -- well you get the idea. This is Apple's preferred format, so yes I think that is the way to go for maxiumum compatibility.
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