DivX Plus Software

DivX Plus Software

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1655 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8
  • Total Downloads:
    77,907,224
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 16, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled after 15 days); $19.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    988.81KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,732
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #32 in Video Players

Editors' Review

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With the advent of high-definition video, many people are finding that programs like Windows Media Player just aren't going to cut it for viewing HD content. HD video demands a player that can do it justice, and DivX Plus 8 for Windows is perfectly suited to handle this task.

DivX Plus 8 is a whole suite of utilities, including a desktop player, a converter, a Web player, and the necessary codec pack to handle the content. We put each of the applications through its paces and found them all to be intuitive and well designed. The player is specially designed to maximize the appearance and audio of high-definition video, and we could certainly see the difference in a head-to-head with the same clip played in Windows Media Player. The latest version also makes it easy to transfer content to DiVX certified DVD players or Blu-ray players (or the PS3). If you're looking to optimize videos for the platform on which they will be played, the DivX converter will come in handy. It's impressive how simple it is to use.

The DivX codec comes in handy if you want to view HD videos with other media players, such as Windows Media Player, while the Web player is exactly what it sounds like: an online plug-in that lets you stream HD videos. If any of this sounds confusing, that's because DivX 8 Plus isn't really made for users who aren't at least a bit familiar with the ins and outs of HD video. However, those who are will find this group of tools to be quite helpful. The program has no built-in Help file, but its online support page provides a comprehensive set of FAQs, tutorials, and how-to guides.

It's worth noting that the DivX 8 Plus player takes up a fair amount of processing power, though presumably you won't be using your system for much else while using it, and also that the program installs desktop icons without asking. The overall suite is free, but if there is an option to DivX Pro pack to unlock some features, such as the capability to transcode files for mobile device playback. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 88 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 30
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 1655 votes

    • 5 star 611
    • 4 star 450
    • 3 star 250
    • 2 star 92
    • 1 star 252
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1 stars

"Do not use this!!!"

December 24, 2012  |  By velburg

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

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Cons

doesnt play all divx files and when it does they are slow. distributes shorts cuts all over your computer without asking for type of install wanted along with a buffet of other spyware programs. will not uninstall had to use malware file assasin to get rid of it. blocks most other players available on the market. causes explorer to crash frequently. i would rather spend the next ten years endureing chinese water torture than use this ever again

Summary

I feel sorry for everyone who ever downloaded this. i hope a class action lawsuit is brought up against these people!!

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4 stars

"Great for all DivX's"

January 17, 2011  |  By JaysoMayso

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

Interface is simple. Great converter with easy adjustable options (aspect ratio, and even has a target size conversion!)

Cons

Player is slow to load up, and the screen/skin is not very "light".

Summary

Overall it's a great program. It does the DivX work easily. The converter is the best product. The player and web player could have some improvements.

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1 stars

"Slow, buggy, controlling, incomplete, did I say slow?"

January 15, 2011  |  By jabberx

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

It downloaded. Thats it.

Cons

It installed and went downhill from there.

Summary

Been using DivX since version 5 and never had any real issues. Version 7 worked great. 8 however, is a total mess. I always get worried when apps start wanting to install all sorts of other crap. This is one of them.

After install I found that it had blotted out my 7 install and I found my licence was no longer valid. NIce to have informed me of this when installing.

Anyway we continued and it just got worse. Error messages, less functionality, files wouldnt work after ripping, bits seem to be missing. But worst of all the performance is terrible. It wizzed through the first 10% of the encode, makes you think "wow this is great!" but then it just grinds to a halt. Took well over two hours to rip a average movie file. DivX 7 would take about 45 minutes on my PC (quad core/8GB etc.).

So we get the file ripped after two hours and then the player doesnt recognise it. Excuse me? Its a .divx file and DivX doesnt recognise it?

Versions 5, 6 and 7 managed this ok. Why not 8?

I notice that DivX's own support forum is closed for renovation and has been for a while. I wonder why??

I reckon version 8 is the last one we will ever see.

As for me? Uninstalled version 8 and put back 7.

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1 stars

"Malware program"

January 10, 2011  |  By ukrberserker

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

Yes it worked for a couple months for all the streaming movies I watch.

Cons

After 2 months approx. it quit working, said a plugin had crashed, so I added the Codec package from them. Then it stopped working altogether. It would not uninstall, or delete, so i had to install Malwarebytes program, just to use their File Assassi

Summary

Go F**K yourselves Divx

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1 stars

"Tons of junk all over my computer!"

January 09, 2011  |  By gerula2000

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

I did not give the player a chance to play anything.

Cons

Highly invasive!

Summary

It Installed scores of uninvited shortcuts on my desktop and start menu; without asking me it became the default player! Such invasive practices will never bring back clients and will not cultivate loyalty. I'll try the program again in another five years if it is still around.

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2 stars

"Not very good"

January 08, 2011  |  By AlArena

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

I didn't really use it because, contrary to it's claims, it could not play what I loaded.

Cons

The install needs work. It doesn't terminate processes when the program is ended. Most of all, it doesn't work.

Summary

It is constantly complaining that it needs this codec or that video enhancement, and warning that it may not be able to handle things. "I thought I'd love it, but I had to kill it, and I can still hear it complain"!

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4 stars

"DOBRA PROGRAMA"

January 07, 2011  |  By daniboi2010

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

S DOBRO KACHESTVO PREDAVA PLEYAR DIVX

Cons

CHE NE E NA BULGARIAN I CHE NE MOJE DA CHETE VSICHKI FORMATI

Summary

PROGRAMATA NE E LOSHA NO TRQBDA DA DAVA POVECHE VAZMOJNOSTI DA CHETE POVECHE POPULQRNI FAILOVE

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2 stars

"Over rides other sys."

January 01, 2011  |  By jerry tyler

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

None None None

Cons

Blocks RealPlayer

Summary

Need WORK!

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4 stars

"ok its very nice to have this opertunity."

December 28, 2010  |  By satya_pawan

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

i like the downloading version.

Cons

i hate late timing process.

Summary

i need this product..

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3 stars

"I'm kinda worried.."

December 26, 2010  |  By Tec88

 |  Version: DivX Plus Software 8

Pros

It seems to be going well right now, but I can't help but think there's a catch somewhere.

Cons

Loads slow.

Summary

Program seems to be all together, it's worth a try.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DivX
Publisher web site http://www.divx.com/
Release Date March 16, 2010
Date Added March 16, 2010
Version 8
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 988.81KB
File Name DivXInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 77,907,224
Downloads Last Week 1,732
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 15 days
Price $19.99

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