DivX isn't just a powerful video converter, but a stylish universal video player as well. It can convert and play just about any video file you want and gives you plenty of advanced control over your product. Though some of its features are locked behind a paywall, it is worthy enough to be your sole conversion program.
In addition to a custom browser toolbar, this program's installation has a search page and home page takeover attached to the download. It tries to force you to accept one or the other, which is annoying. The program includes a video player in addition to a converter, but the two programs install separately from one another - you can't convert a video and then play it without launching the second program. DivX's player supports most formats and the converter lets you convert to just about any format you can imagine. However, the MPEG codec and a few others are only available as free trials that you have to pay to use after a certain amount of time. Some of the app's HD resolutions are only available if you upgrade to Premium, as well. Video converting isn't lightning fast, but it's not slow by any means. It took the program about two minutes to convert a five-minute video file. Video quality stayed intact.
While DivX won't blow you away with performance, the features and options the program offers merit plenty of acclaim. It deserves points just for being a video player and converter in one. Since DivX backs those options up with even more customization ideas inside the program, it's one of the better converters you'll find.
DivX includes everything you need to play, create, and stream all the most popular digital video formats. Use Converter to create DivX, AVI, MKV, and MP4 videos. Watch video in Player or Web Player with subs, audio tracks. Use Codec Pack to play/create DivX video with 3rd party players and editing tools. DivX 10 includes everything you need for a high-quality digital video experience including Converter, Player, Web Player and Codec Pack. DivX Player is a video player that provides phenomenal playback performance for the most popular video files on the Internet, including new DivX HEVC video up to 1080p. Transfer videos to a DivX Certified TV, tablet or mobile phone, and stream your video collection to any DLNA-compatible device with the DivX Player.
DivX Web Player is a video player plug-in that efficiently streams HD video (even MKV) in your browser, with 5.1 surround audio, subtitles, chapters, multiple audio tracks, progressive playback and download. Web Player supports DivX DRM and is used by KnowHowMovies and Sainsbury's. DivX Converter is a video converter that turns video files into high-quality DivX video (.avi, .divx, .mkv) for playback on any computer or more than one billion DivX devices. Create DivX HEVC video up to 1080p, DivX Plus (H.264) video up to 4K and DivX (MPEG-4) video up to 1080p, along with MP4s for your iPhone and iPad.
DivX Codec Pack contains all of the codecs, filters, and splitters needed to power the DivX video experience on your computer. Also allows you to watch DivX video in third-party software video players. The DivX Codec Pack now includes free DXVA hardware acceleration for H.264 video. HEVC Plug-in is an optional, free plug-in to let you create, play and stream DivX HEVC video in DivX Converter, DivX Player and DivX Web Player. During installation, remember to check the box to "enable DivX HEVC Plug-in." Without the plug-in, your DivX software will not be able to support DivX HEVC.
What's new in this version:
- Player supports SAMI (.SMI) external subtitles
- Player can display two subtitles simultaneously if the video has multiple subtitle tracks
- Converter improved minimum bitrate algorithm for HEVC
- Improved Player load/open time
- Upside-down playback issue in decoder which caused flipped images on some machines
- Long load times for HEVC videos with DTS audio
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