DivX Plus Software

DivX Plus Software

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

Version:
8
File Size:
972.31KB
Date Added:
March 16, 2010
Price:
Free to try (Some features disabled after 15 days); $19.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
77,880,259
Downloads Last Week:
1,827
Product ranking:
#28 in Video Players
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 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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  • 3 stars

    "A must have but not that great"

    July 06, 2014   |   By tomysshadow

    Version: DivX 10.2.1

    Pros

    You can play DivX video, a very common and unique format with good compression.

    Cons

    Converter is pricey - why? Plenty of good free software that do the same like SUPER. Player sometimes distorts video or plays it upside down, but it is getting better with each update. MPC-HC is still better for AVI files IMO. The Web Player never seems to play anything - VLC Player plays it instead and when i disable that no DivX Web Player. (??) It also with each new install will reset the filetype associations to itself and download DivX Movies as well, which is quite annoying.

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  • 5 stars

    "Update downloads and installs easily."

    May 05, 2014   |   By swanjame

    Version: DivX 10.2

    Pros

    Exceptionally nice video quality. The update downloads and installs easily. I must also say that it was easy to opt out of the add-ons.

    Cons

    Not a real con, but I wish it would play Blu-Rays and I would pay extra for this capability.

    Summary

    Add Blu-Ray capability and it would be even better

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  • 3 stars

    "Divix Player"

    March 31, 2014   |   By tryingalways

    Version: DivX 10.1.1

    Pros

    Sound and video was very good

    Cons

    On the earlier version, prier to this 10.1.1v, it was very slow to on come up on the screen, a little faster on this version

    Summary

    The best free media player's is Jet Audio's video and audio player. The pay program is cheaper than Real player and has a much better audio with more options.

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  • 1 stars

    "Good program, but VIRUSES LIKE NO OTHER"

    March 08, 2014   |   By ThomasN7

    Version: DivX 10.1.1

    Pros

    The program itself is decent.

    Cons

    VIRUSES, VIRUSES, and MORE VIRUSES
    Can't opt out and bundled in every update. Will hijack every browser there is, install spyware, and create 10 different network backdoors that could connect your computer to a botnet. Seriously bad. This download NEEDS to be removed from this site.

    Summary

    Good program, loaded with more spyware than any other major program I have literally ever seen. Free Smily .exe tier. Some of the malware that it installs could potentially hijack your computer and get you sent to jail. IT IS THAT BAD!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "spam-hijacker"

    February 24, 2014   |   By glitch242

    Version: DivX 10.1

    Pros

    nothing, i gave up on cnet years ago, but its good to be reminded why
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/
    is still the best

    Cons

    hijacker
    no decline tab for their crappy add on software

    Summary

    never again cnet

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  • 1 stars

    "VIRUS - Conduit"

    February 04, 2014   |   By deltapez

    Version: DivX 10.1

    Pros

    NONE - I can no longer trust CNET for safe downloads

    Cons

    Malware included with this download. This nasty malware has all of the elements needed for rootkit and just wasting your time with the clean-up process.

    Summary

    Free Virus that will hijack your browsers and search options

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  • 1 stars

    "VIRUS!!!!!"

    November 07, 2013   |   By robo821

    Version: DivX 10

    Pros

    My Webroot caught the malware early enough!!!

    Cons

    Downloads malware virus!!!!!

    Summary

    DOWNLOAD>COM NEEDS TO REMOVE THIS!!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Bundled with MALWARE!!!"

    November 03, 2013   |   By Unhappy-User

    Version: DivX 10

    Pros

    ZERO! There are NO Pros for this software. Read below.

    Cons

    This software is bundled with Malware. Supposedly by "ReSoft". You aren't given the option to opt-out of installing this crap. It hi-jacks your browser. It hi-jacked my Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. I've supposedly un-installed it from my control panel, but it keeps changing my home page to "snap.do" and "sweetpacks".

    Summary

    Believe that I won't be trying anymore software from CNET!!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Malware bundled with Divx!"

    October 14, 2013   |   By samsungfails

    Version: DivX 10

    Pros

    None, this software tries to include malware (conduit search + conduit toolbar)

    Cons

    Malware. Can not opt out of the malware on a mac.

    Summary

    Just terrible.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works Fine"

    October 14, 2013   |   By dizzyqueen

    Version: DivX 10

    Pros

    Never had a problem.
    Works seamlessly in the background.
    Opens web videos in one second or less.
    Video playback quality is excellent.

    Cons

    None. I've never had any problem from DivX.

    Summary

    I've used DivX for a few years now, mostly for playing videos on the web. It has never given me grief.

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