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DivX Plus Software

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.6 stars

    out of 1,653 votes

    • 5 star: 610
    • 4 star: 450
    • 3 star: 249
    • 2 star: 92
    • 1 star: 252
  • Current version:

    2.7 stars

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 15
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Product"

    October 9, 2012  |   By Michael_Hybl

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    It just works

    Cons

    Conversion program is slow and seems a little buggy

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  • 3.0 stars

    "ONLY PARTIALLY USEFUL.GOOD ONLY FOR THE CODEC IT OFFERS"

    September 30, 2012  |   By sbose64

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    you need the video codec to make your system complete in all respects in matters of media playing.

    Cons

    the player,converter is waste of time as there are better free options galore.the video player destabilised my system with video files too forever to load.the converter isnt critically acclaimed either.

    Summary

    only the codec part is worth installing for your technically sound pc complete with all plugins.rest components are best avoided.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Suddenly I have DivX. Suddenly I have problems."

    September 13, 2012  |  

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    none observed

    Cons

    Seems to have installed itself.
    "Upgrade" pop-up and webpage is confusing.

    Summary

    Yesterday, Real Player announced it was having a "rare" technical difficulty, and subsequently my CD/DVD drive disappeared from My Computer until I rebooted. A different audio CD (this one commercial) played better, but still I got lots of similar pop-ups reporting some problem. (These I dismissed without losing the drive altogether.)

    I've read that a disappearing optical drive is sometimes related to having installed new software. I had installed none, but on that first reboot, Windows did indicate that it wanted to shut down in order to install an update. I presumed it meant Windows update, not third-party software, so I allowed (although it was odd that I hadn't gotten the usual MS update download request). This morning, I find what turns out to be a DivX update icon in my system tray! So maybe I did unknowingly install new software? I'm not technically knowledgeable enough to say if DivX is what's disabling my drive, but it's the #1 suspect. Never even heard of it before this. DivX, if it turns out to be the case, where do I send the bill for my time?

    Updated on Sep 13, 2012

    BTW, I'm using XP Pro SP3, and the drive is a HP DVD1270.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This sw not free,only free to try,why in free category?"

    August 22, 2012  |   By mani_nimmi

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    May be good but all the places it says free, which it is not

    Cons

    pl be afront that u r asking us to buy;;;

    Summary

    Not much

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Waste of time"

    January 7, 2012  |   By resu eman

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    Creates mkv files with multiple audio tracks.

    Cons

    Changed the default programs settings without even asking for it.
    The free version is limited to generating mkv files at 720p maximum resolution.
    Created the mkv file with an audio format that even the DivX player doesn't support, requiring an additional codec.
    Doesn't support subtitles.
    The Player is marked as an harmfull application by the anti-virus software is manby times crashes.
    I'm using Windows 7.

    Summary

    This software is a waste of time.

    Updated on Jan 8, 2012

    Update: Just noticed that this thing messed up my other programs, like the one I had to display subtitles (VoSub) and the AC3 codec I had installed. Had to completly remove DivX (I had kept the codecs) and reinstall my programs.
    This is really a poorly developed program.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Poor!!!!!Poor,Product"

    December 6, 2011  |   By Philla12

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    Clear Picture................

    Cons

    Brought,Pro.8,on disk,but couldn't use it ,came cracked in the mail.Couldn't find any support from DivX,TO REPLACE MY BAD DISK.Now hows that for support.............

    Summary

    Don't by this product.....NO SUPPORT,NO SUPPORT!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "What the ????..."

    December 1, 2011  |   By lai_po_lee

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    Can't tell... the downloaded software was in Spanish!

    Cons

    Well the main con is... well, that it's written in Spanish!

    Summary

    I'm sure that it's possible this program could quite possibly be a perfectly decent piece of software. Unfortunately, it's just as useful to me as if it were written in Greek or Latin! In other words... It isn't! (The webmaster might want to check which versions of the software are at the various download sites. Just FYI... )

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not what I need or want"

    October 27, 2011  |   By Peimur

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    It plays divx

    Cons

    VLC or WMC are much better programs.

    Summary

    VLC or WMC (Video Lan Control / Windows Media Classic) are both much better.
    I found this looking for a free divx to dvd converter.
    CNET's seach makes me =(

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Loaded it and it worked with no fuss."

    September 10, 2011  |   By frank-ashe

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    Easy to load

    Cons

    No cons that I've noticed yet.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "What a Piece of @#$% should be zero stars"

    September 9, 2011  |   By auer_dave

    Version: DivX Plus Software 8

    Pros

    when it works does an awesome job converting file and compressing video size while keeping clarity
    As a video player does blu-ray videos and other high-def files justice
    Also pumps out audio in play-back mode

    Cons

    doesn't work more often then does
    glacier-like slow, converted a 2.1Gb file in 27 hours
    a RAM eating monster not allowing you to do anything else while its running

    Summary

    I downloaded free version and was impressed by job it did on first 2 files. Third try, I loaded 4 videos, first 2 files it completed but then froze-up harder than Antartica, had to re-start my computer but 2 completed files were inaccessable as they were still .tmp files. After that, stuck with single file attempts and a few more hits and misses. Then I foolishly bought the pro version hoping it would be more reliable -- NOPE, just more options
    I have an 8Gb desktop and this program would eat up all 8Gb and then seem to yell for more! Plus when running no other programs, and I mean nothing, else can be running, as those reliable programs - like a desktop clock get squirrely. Norton Security crashed once while this program was running, huh?!
    After buying Pro version, I talked to tech-support about how after loading file, program goes into Analysing mode and either is ready quickly or ends up in an infinite feed-back loop. When this happens, I'd close program but then program will not re-open. Tech support said I need to re-start my computer. My response was "What?!" and "Are you kidding me?" This is 2011 and we stopped doing that with Nintendo in 1994! re-start my computer everytime this program gets into an endless feed-back loop?! which seemed to happen the more i tried to use it
    The final straw was when after 36 hours and at 96% complete, program accounced it could not complete task. Upon clicking on OK, whole system crashed...that's it I'm done!!!
    Currently am trying to get my money back, wish me luck with that
    Thankfully Revo pulled out all its tenticles (and there were many) when I uninstalled it
    DON'T DOWNLOAD!!!

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