CNET Editors' review
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 to any DLNA-compatible device. (For those who need it, for an extra cost there's even a plug-in that converts MPEG2 files.) We tested DivX Plus for Mac on a MacBook Pro and it handled all the video files we threw at it. It was able to quickly convert our AVI and DivX files to MP4, which we played with no trouble on our iPad. While there are a lot of settings available for conversions, we found the default setting worked fine for us. Some neat extras are the options to combine multiple files into a larger file and to add subtitles and additional audio tracks using the built-in editor.
DivX Plus for Mac is a must-have for anyone with DivX video files, but even if you have only MKV or AVI files, DivX Plus for Mac can convert them cleanly for your mobile iOS device. We had zero problems with DivX Plus for Mac in our testing, and managed to move files back and forth between all our Apple devices with ease. The interface is clean and easy to use, and the software worked perfectly. What more could you want?
Free DivX Plus Software includes everything you need to play, create, and stream all the most popular digital video formats. Transfer video to a DivX Certified TV, tablet or mobile phone, and stream your video collection to any DLNA-compatible device. Use Converter to create DivX, AVI, MKV, and MP4 videos. Watch video in Player or Web Player with subs, audio tracks, etc. Use Codec Pack to play/create DivX video with 3rd party players and editing tools.
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"New Converter and Player, otherwise ignorable."
Version: DivX Plus 9.1.1
At least the DivX folks keep busy improving their software. This time there are new versions of Converter and Player. The QuickTime components are the same as v9.1.0.
Everything. Is that a fair assessment? I don't know. But I don't see the point of bothering with this DivX stuff except to be able to play DivX media, if you ever run into it, which is rare, via the provided QuickTime components.
Hurray.No more, forced install unless you stop it, Google Chrome with the installation. That's an improvement. (Use Chromium folks. No default user surveillance by Google is required).
I dug around inside the installer package for v9.1.1 and found the ReadMe. Inexplicably, it directs the reader to a worthless URL for "the full version history." At that URL you find they haven't bothered to provide any data beyond version 8. What is it with these strange DivX people?!
Here is what little the ReadMe provides about what's 'new' in version 9.1.1. It sounds more like a marketing script to me:
DivX Plus Converter
DivX Plus® Converter easily converts popular formats to high-quality DIVX, MKV and MP4 video for smooth and reliable playback across a range of consumer electronics devices
• Convert a range of formats to DivX and DivX Plus for playback on DivX Certified devices
• Two new MP4 profiles let you easily create video for iPhone®, iPad®
• Create advanced features like smooth FF/RW and combine multiple files into one video
• Batch convert videos—even from different formats—in a single session
• Get 15-day trial of MPEG-2/DVD Plug-in to back up your DVDs
DivX Plus Player
DivX Plus® Player is optimized for a stunning HD video playback experience.
• Watch high-quality DivX (.avi and .divx), DivX Plus (.mkv) and other popular video formats on your PC
• Easily transfer videos with DivX To Go® to any DivX Certified® device or stream to DLNA-compatible devices in your home
• Experience advanced features like smooth FF/RW, multiple subtitles and multiple audio tracks
Indeed, version 9.1.1 of both DivX Converter and DivX Player are installed, if you care. Both work as expected. The provided versions of the two DivX QuickTime components are the same as those in version 9.1.0, those being v184.108.40.206 of the decoder and v220.127.116.11 of the encoder.
As usual, the only thing potentially useful is the DivX decoder QuickTime component. As such, there's nothing in v9.1.1 worth caring about if you already have v9.1.0. Go use better video encoding software please and skip this irrelevant stuff.