New, free DivX Software for Windows is now available! In addition to being the best way to play and convert video, it just may help you stop being frustrated by iPhone images. Why? Because along with a variety of fixes and improvements, DivX Software can now convert annoying HEIC images (the default image container for iPhones) into JPG. Simply and safely drop an HEIC image onto DivX Converter, and quickly convert the file to a JPG image.Speaking of HEIC (or HEIF) images, for those of you with an iPhone – or have friends with iPhones – you may know what a pain HEIC images can be to view/share. Apple began using HEIC as the default image container beginning with iOS 11 (2017), however, not every device can easily view this type of image. You can now stop resenting iPhones exporting unique image files AND not worry about any suspect online image converters, since HEIC conversion is included in the free DivX Software for Windows (Mac coming soon).
DivX Software continues to be the best way to enjoy digital media. Included in the free software is the DivX Player (amazing video playback in up to 4K quality), DivX Converter (drag and drop conversion of tons of formats) and DivX Media Server (cast video from your computer to your TV). Want more audio features, no ads, cloud storage connection and other advanced features? Check out what you get with DivX Pro.
Download the latest version of DivX Software for Windows (version 10.8.10) to take advantage of all the updates.
There are DivX playback devices everywhere. In fact, over 1.5 billion have shipped worldwide and there may already be one in your home … not in a horror-movie-“The-phone-call-is-coming-from-inside-the-house”-way, but in a oh-good-I-can-play-DivX-video-on-my-device-and-didn’t-even-know-it way.
Unless you saw the DivX logo on your device or you were diligently reading the user manual (does anyone do that?), you may not have known you were using a DivX device. Or perhaps you were exploring the settings on your TV – or Blu-ray player or in-car device or some other consumer electronic device – and noticed “DivX” showing up in the menu. Good news! This means you are the proud owner of a DivX Certified® device.
So what in the world are DivX devices? Quite simply they are consumer electronic devices that have been certified to play DivX® video.
WHAT TYPES OF DEVICES ARE “DIVX CERTIFIED”? There are a huge variety of devices that we’ve certified to play DivX video. This includes TVs, DVD/Blu-ray players, PlayStation, in-car players, mobile phones, projectors and more. You can search by brand, model number, product and more to see what devices are certified by DivX. We’ve been certifying devices for over 15 years and we’ve worked with every major consumer electronics company. These companies certify their devices by passing a series of rigorous tests to ensure they play DivX video.
HOW DO I KNOW IF A DEVICE PLAYS BACK DIVX VIDEO? Back in the day, it was easier to figure out if your device was certified. Most of the products (like DVD players) had the DivX logo – along with other technologies – printed on the bezel of the device. As times and tastes changed, manufactures stopped putting as many technology logos on their devices and instead list them in the menu of the device (within the on-screen interface) or in the product manual. If you find the DivX logo listed in your manual, you know your device can play DivX video.
IF I HAVE A DIVX DEVICE, HOW DO I PLAY DIVX VIDEO? If you already have a file in the correct DivX profile, then playing it back should be easy. For most TVs, Blu-ray players, in-car devices and more, putting your videos on a USB stick or burning to a disc (remember those?) will do the trick. If you need to convert your file first, simply drag your file onto the DivX Converter (included in the free DivX Software bundle) and choose whatever profile matches your device. Learn more about DivX Converter. Or, depending on the connectivity of your device, you can skip physical media and cast video directly to your device (e.g. smart TV) from your computer using the media server in DivX Player. To start casting, click on the ‘Cast’ button at the bottom right of DivX Player.
WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT DIVX PROFILES MEAN? As video and technology changed, we added new DivX profiles to create the best experience. There are a few different profiles that your device may be certified under. As a result, you may need to convert a file to meet the requirements of your device. The profile should be listed in the device interface or in the product manual. For more on the profiles, check out these technical specifications.
DivX profiles and key specifications
With over 1.5 billion DivX devices out there, it’s possible that you have one and may not even know it. This means that you can play DivX video through your device and enjoy more control over your media. We continue to create products that give you the freedom to watch your entertainment however you wish. Learn more at divx.com or get extra help in our Support section.
If you’re like me then you have years and years worth of digital videos stored on your computer hard drive(s). Files upon files of family vacations, kids growing up, plus that hearty collection of Internet videos. Whether it’s to comment on my changing hair color or to see themselves as babies, my kids love to watch the videos I took of them over the years. Sometimes we just watch those videos on the computer using DivX Player, however my kids prefer when I cast those videos to our big screen TV in our family room. To enjoy my home movies on the TV, I simply use the DivX Media Server to stream video to our Playstation. Don’t have a gaming console? No problem, DivX Media Server will work with nearly any smart TV that’s connected to the same WiFi network.
What is the DivX Media Server?
The DivX Media Server is part of our free DivX Player and it allows you to serve and send video files on your PC or Mac to a device on your home network (for example, your smart TV or gaming console). If you’re curious about how this works, the playback is done through DLNA. Remember that the device you’re streaming to must also be able to support playback of the format of your video file.
I use a PS4 to stream my content from my computer to my TV … which is more relaxing than getting yelled at by angry teammates during Call of Duty. Here’s how I use the DivX Media server with my PS4:
1. Make sure that the PC and PS4 are on the same WiFi network.
2. Install DivX Player (part of free DivX Software) and enable the DivX Media Server.
4. If needed, install Media Player on your PS4. This can be downloaded from the PlayStation store (see below)
5. On the PS4 open the Media Player and select the DivX Media server from the list of available media servers.
6. Navigate to your videos and enjoy them on the big screen.
Keep in mind that whether you can play your videos will depend on the video formats supported by the device you are serving videos to. You can expand support to include .mkv files by also installing FFMPEG for transcoding.
For more information of the DivX Media Server check out our FAQs or take look at our previous video tutorials on using the DivX Media Server:
Not to get all Brad Pitt in Fight Club on you, but … the first rule of DivX Software is there are no viruses in DivX Software. The second rule? THERE ARE NO VIRUSES IN DIVX SOFTWARE. Even though it’s been written here in all-caps, why do some antivirus software programs flag the DivX Software installer? The reality is some users may see a ‘false positive’ for malware from their antivirus software (e.g. McAfee, Symantec) when downloading the free version of DivX Software. Why? This is likely due to third-party offers within the DivX installer. As you’ve probably seen, when you install our software we may offer you an ad for an optional software product — which you can always decline. For what it’s worth, it usually takes a few days after a new version of our software is released to get whitelisted.
So if offering these ads causes issues, why include them? Quite simply, we include offers or ads in our software so we can make it available for free. (If you choose to purchase DivX Pro or Ad-Free, you will no longer see any outside ads in the software or installer.)
As you can imagine, there are costs associated with running DivX. There are employees (including high-priced blog post writers), technology fees and licenses, offices and more. One main way we cover these costs is to include partner offers during installation. Of course, if you aren’t interested in the product offered by our partners, just decline the offer.
One way to get past this inconvenience is to make sure you’re running the most up-to-date antivirus software, which may fix false positives. Please try updating your antivirus and/or try temporary disabling your antivirus software when running the DivX Software installer. Also, be sure you have downloaded an authentic copy of our software from DivX.com or are updating through our in-product updater. We don’t recommend downloading a copy from any other site.
We know this situation can be frustrating and we’ll keep trying to resolve it as quickly as possible. If you have any troubles installing, check out our Support article. Please keep enjoying the software and, unlike Fight Club, feel free to talk about the first and second rules of installing DivX Software.
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