Create, edit and burn your DVD masterpiece with Xilisoft DVD Creator 7

Xilisoft DVD Creator 7 is the latest iteration of this popular Mac OS DVD burning app. It is available from the App Store as well as numerous download sites. The full version of Xilisoft DVD Creator 7 costs $39.99 and installs easily.

Xilisoft DVD Creator 7 lets you create your own video DVDs complete with basic video editing, special effects, titles, and DVD menus. With support for most video formats (including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX and others), Xilisoft DVD Creator 7 can handle your video files from almost any video camera or operating system. Creating a DVD starts with … Read more

Play DVDs on your gadget without discs with 123 DVD Converter

Being able to rip your DVDs just like you would your CDs would be awesome, right? 123 DVD Converter will do it for you, but it all comes with a price tag. Even though this software produces high-quality video in tons of formats, it is a little overpriced for what it does and has a difficult barrier to entry.

Even though the interface is very easy to navigate, 123 DVD Converter expects you to know how to rip DVDs already. If you don't, you'll be confused trying to find and rip the clip you actually want. For the … Read more

Convert and play video files in several formats with DivX Plus for Mac

Handling many popular file formats, DivX Plus for Mac is the latest DivX player for the Mac platform. With its editing and conversion options as well, we found it to be a great potential addition to any user's Mac toolbox.

As you would expect, DivX Plus for Mac handles DivX format video files, as well as MKV and AVI files. This latest version of the player also allows for conversion from MP4 format, so you can format existing video files for use on the iPhone and iPad. You can also use DivX Plus for Mac as a streaming platform … Read more

Create high-quality digital videos with DivX Pro - limited offer from CNET

UPDATE June 28, 2011: This offer has now ended.

Happy Friday! As we start the summer here in San Francisco, we bring you yet another exclusive offer for CNET readers. For four days only, you can upgrade to DivX Pro for both PC and Mac at half of the price for just $9.99 (orig.$19.99).

DivX Pro provides an easy way to convert and customize your digital videos into high-quality, highly compressed videos formats, with an easy "one step" conversion to customize your video settings. You can limit your file size, remove audio tracks, and set … Read more

Rovi to buy Sonic for $720 million

Rovi has agreed to acquire Sonic Solutions for $720 million in a bid to beef up its digital entertainment offerings.

With the help of Sonic's content offerings, including the DivX and Roxio products, Rovi plans to broaden its range of products and services for "content owners, device makers, retailers, and operators" in the digital entertainment market.

Specifically, the company said yesterday that it plans to combine its TotalGuide content discovery service and RoxioNow, Sonic's digital-media delivery platform, which boasts over 10,000 movies and television shows, thanks to content partnerships with Universal, Disney, 20th Century Fox, … Read more

DivX TV adds new content for LG devices

The DivX TV entertainment-streaming service today added several new content providers--the most notable being Funny or Die.

The service also added Howcast's DIY videos, New York Financial Press' stock exchange updates, and Video Detective's movie trailers, said Sonic Solutions, which owns DivX TV and Roxio.

These content providers join CNET, the Associated Press, and others already available on the platform.

DivX TV, which launched in October, is currently available on a selection of LG Blu-ray players and home theater systems. The service allows people to access "more than 10,000" videos from across the Web, according … Read more

Save 50 percent on DivX Pro, MPEG-2

Hi, it's Catherine Hwang again, and I'm here to bring you special offers from our developer community on CNET Downloads. As a Partner Manager, I reached out to our readers to see what kind of software deals you all wanted to see, so today, I bring you an exclusive offer from DivX, where you can get 50 percent off two of its most popular products, DivX Pro and MPEG-2.

DivX Pro unlocks the full version of the DivX Plus converter and the DivX Plus Codec pack, which lets you play your videos not only on your PC or … Read more

Sonic scoops up DivX in $300 million deal

The company behind Roxio and CinemaNow says it plans to buy video codec company DivX.

Sonic Solutions says it will pay $9.38 per share for DivX, in a deal that would be worth around $300 million. It is still subject to shareholder approval, but is expected to be completed by September.

DivX distributes and licenses digital video technologies that allow content playback on more than 300 million devices, including PCs, TVs, and mobile devices. Sonic executives say owning DivX will help in their quest to deliver video content to a larger array of gadgets.

"DivX has a tremendous … Read more

Cowon V5 supports HDMI, DivX, and WTF?

The Cowon V5 is a portable video player with flexible audio and video format support, HD video output capabilities, and a pocket-size design that's roughly the same dimensions as an iPod Classic. Unfortunately, those are about the only good things we have to say about it.

Overpriced at $299 (16GB) and $369 (32GB), the Cowon V5 plays out like a case study in how not to design a touch-screen user interface. 

Some design elements are just goofy and harmless, such as the progress bar used on audio and video playback that features a lovelorn man running toward a … Read more

Cowon iAudio 9 first impressions

Some people just can't stand the iPod. Maybe an iPod Mini ran over their dog or burned down the family farm, or maybe they just feel fundamentally offended by the idea of using iTunes. Whatever the rationale for rejecting the iPod, companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Creative, and others are all jumping at the chance to be your iPod rebound.

And then there's Cowon. A small company whose products are often available only through online retail channels, Cowon has maintained a niche following with customers who value sound quality and extensive format compatibility above all other concerns.

Cowon's latest portable media player, the iAudio 9, is the company's spin on the Apple iPod Nano. Sharing the Nano's same basic shape, with a 2-inch screen and 8GB ($129) and 16GB ($169) capacities, the arrival of the iAudio 9 probably won't be giving Apple any heartburn, but audio connoisseurs have good reason to take notice.

You can read up on my previous blog posts if you're looking for spec info. For the remainder of this piece, I'll just be giving my initial personal impressions.

Right out of the box, the first thing I noticed about the iAudio 9 was how light it feels. At just 1.4 ounces, you can barely tell this thing is in your pocket. Another impression I got right away was how much more masculine the iAudio 9 looks next to the latest candy-coated, rainbow-hued line of iPod Nanos.… Read more