DivX

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 1655 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.2.1
File Size:
975.81KB
Date Added:
June 18, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
77,872,933
Downloads Last Week:
1,853
Product ranking:
#26 in Video Players
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 1655 votes

    • 5 star: 611
    • 4 star: 450
    • 3 star: 250
    • 2 star: 92
    • 1 star: 252
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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