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.