DivX Media Server 101: Part 1

Is your hard drive filled with videos that you want to watch on another screen? Instead of burning a disc or copying to USB, use the DivX Media Server in DivX Player to stream your movies and TV shows instantly to another device like your Smart TV, PS3, Roku or Samsung Galaxy tablet.

In our video tutorial series—DivX Media Server 101—we’ll walk you through setting up the media server on your computer and playing your videos on the most popular devices. Watch DivX Media Server 101: Part 1 now.

 

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DivX 10.2: Removing Codec Pack

With DivX 10.2, Codec Pack was removed from the DivX Software bundle. For those of you who used the DivX codec in third party software to play or create your DivX files, here’s an explanation of why we did this and what this means for you.

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Why did we do this?

We want to simplify what we distribute and how, so that only the filters used by DivX Player and Web Player, DivX Converter and DivX Media Server applications will be installed. This ensures that you get exactly what they need for your unique use of DivX software, and also reduces the DivX bundle size and install footprint.

What this means for you:

When it comes to the DivX software—Player, Web Player, Converter, Media Server—you won’t see any change. You’ll still be able to play, create, and stream all the same videos just as before. If you had previously installed DivX Codec pack, it will remain on your system even after updating to DivX 10.2.

We want to focus on improving and updating our tools so that you always have the best experience possible with DivX products and the DivX format. By focusing on DivX applications, we can also deliver new codecs and features, like HEVC, and get them to you faster. DivX also has a Software Integration solution that allows us to work with other software creators to ensure compatibility with the DivX format—for file playback or creation. This all will guarantee compliance with the more than 1 billion DivX certified devices in the world.

Questions or suggestions? Tell us about it on our Forums.

Stream to Your Biggest Home Screen with DivX Player

Want to stream video to the biggest screen in your home? Of course you do. And you can! Just download DivX Software and use its DivX Media Server, included free in DivX Player, with a DLNA compatible device.

Here’s how easy streaming gets with DivX:

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Easy! Got questions about DLNA streaming with DivX Media Server? Check out our support forums.

DivX HEVC 4K at CES – today!

DivX is driving the adoption of the HEVC standard across the video industry sooner than anyone expected, and this was made clear at our exhibit during CES 2014.

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For those who don’t know, HEVC is a new compression standard that promises to deliver video with up to 50% bitrate savings at the same quality as H.264. And 4K is a video resolution with four times the pixels of 1080p.

Just a year ago, industry analysts were saying that HEVC adoption for consumer content services was at least 5 years away and that devices wouldn’t support the standard until about 2015. But the DivX team is set on proving them wrong. In September 2013, we launched DivX 10, the first consumer software to enable high-quality DivX HEVC video creation and playback. We beat VLC, Media Player Classic and GOM Player, and in just 3 months, DivX 10 has been downloaded more than 15 million times. We are also working with key chipmakers MStar, Broadcom and ST Micro to enable DivX HEVC 4K playback in televisions and set-top boxes. More…

Upgrade to the Next Version of DivX Plus Software

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To follow up on last November’s release of DivX Plus Software 9, we’ve been working hard to make our awesome software even better. Our latest version (9.1) delivers the same great video creation and playback capabilities you expect, along with some new features and a host of improvements. Here are the highlights:

  • Playback core: Start watching your videos faster with the new and more efficient DivX Player core
  • Adaptive streaming: DivX Web Player now supports DivX Plus Streaming™ so you can enjoy purchased movies and TV shows without buffering right in your browser
  • MKV streaming: Use DivX Media Server to stream those MKVs to your PS3 without CPU-intensive transcoding
  • New subtitles: Already supported in devices that are certified for DivX Plus HD. DivX Converter now supports the popular MKV subtitle formats SSA/ASS
  • Video rotation: Great for videos captured on your phone, DivX Converter lets you rotate videos from portrait to landscape or vice versa

Find a full list of features and fixes on our support page. And help us reach a major milestone of 1 billion downloads by upgrading to 9.1 now. More…

WTF is HEVC?

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265 is a new draft video compression standard and the successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding). Under development by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group, HEVC is designed for encoding (converting) and decoding (playing) video streams that can be stored and delivered more efficiently and economically. Simply put, HEVC can deliver the same visual quality as H.264 with about half the bitrate.

As of today, HEVC is officially ratified by the ITU Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). And since we’re one of the leaders in digital video, we have already been working on developing the next-generation DivX video profile based on this new H.265-based standard (get a refresher on existing DivX profiles). Once deployed in software and licensed to consumer electronics companies, we’ll be among the first to deliver tools to create HEVC content and DivX Certified devices on which to play it back. More…

The DivX Holiday Gift Guide – Once More with Personality

We all have them in our lives: friends and family members whose quirks are infinitely more mockable than giftable. For those difficultly lovable caricatures, here are our personality-driven present suggestions.

For the Person with Everything:

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What to give a 1 percenter known to take some technology risks? No, not a twentieth anniversary Mac or a safe deposit box for that 24 carat gold USB drive. Try the world’s largest LED TV. This 90″ beauty features built-in Wi-Fi, full HD Active 3D, DivX Plus® HD certification and support for BestBuy’s CinemaNow. Oh, did we mention the $10,999.00 MSRP? More…

Introducing DivX Plus Software 9

Newer, better, awesomer…and free

In case you haven’t heard me shouting in excitement as I run through the streets, we just launched the latest version of DivX Plus® Software. I know, it’s about time, right? And as always, we believe in making great software available to everyone who wants it, so go get your free download now.

We’re proud that our latest offering delivers the same great video creation and playback you expect, along with more freedom and features than before. Learn more about DivX Plus Software or read on for a quick recap of why it’s awesome… More…

DivX Plus Streaming Featured on Broadcom-Powered Set-Top Box Solutions at IBC 2012


As recently announced on the Broadcom Connected blog, Broadcom’s IPTV set-top box platform has achieved DivX Plus® Streaming Certification.

“By supporting the very latest in DivX Plus Streaming capabilities, Broadcom continues to deliver the next-generation in digital living – enabling users to easily download, stream and enjoy content virtually anywhere, anytime,” said Stuart Thomson, senior director of product marketing, Broadcom. More…

The Secret Art of DivX Certification

When you see the DivX® logo on a device, how do you know it will play your DivX movies beautifully? Because we’ve tested it…a lot. Each Blu-ray player, tablet, TV or smartphone makes it into our certification lab for some serious testing before it’s bestowed with the DivX Certified® badge. Certification Technician and foosball hustler Amy McDonald tells us just what it takes to get a device DivX Certified. More…