No...it's just that when I was on my high school Mac from 2002-2005, Divx 6 was not yet available for the Mac so I was stuck with some antiquated 2001 version or something. This type of junk contributed to me switching back to Windows.Did you think I was joking?
I appreciate your feedback and "experience". Most of the videos I'm making are for my personal collection, anyway. Now that they will be in a format that other people can play once again they can also be shared (but they will be large files). I think going Widescreen helps better the viewing experience, plus you "keep up with the times" as a bonus. OK, now I'm just rambling...
I haven't tried encoding a Sasha or Irina video (deleted the source video for the 2006 Worlds and Olympics so I no longer have the footage except for the converted H.264 files, which don't work with Divx Converter) so I don't know how that would look. However one of the source vids still available for running my "tests" on is the last minute or so of Sarah Meier's freeskate on the ESPN2 rebroadcast of Worlds.