If you’re following our DivX Media Server 101 video series, you already know from Part 1 how to set up your media server for sharing files from your computer to devices like your TV, tablet and gaming consoles.
For Xbox 360 users, this one’s all for you. Part 2 of the video series below shows you how to stream DivX, AVI, MP4 and MKVs from a PC to a Xbox 360.
Version 10.2.3 of DivX Software is available today. Now in DivX Player, you can enjoy your videos with multiple languages at once thanks to added support for .SMI subtitles.
DivX Player can also display two subtitles at once for any supported subtitle format, including XSUB, SRT, and more. By default, the two subtitles will be displayed one on top of the other at the bottom of the video, but you can move the top subtitles around anywhere in the video window.
Making SMI subtitle files is easy with these tools. Just add a line of text, select the timeframe for when the text should appear, and save the subtitles in SMI format.
Once you’ve made your subtitles, make sure the .smi file and your video file have the same name and are in the same folder for DivX Player to automatically display the subtitles when your video starts playing. You can also manually select your subtitles or choose a different language by right-clicking on the playback screen and selecting the Subtitle menu.
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.
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.
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.
**Edit: August 18, 2014**
For those of you who would like to use the legacy DivX Codec Pack to convert and play DivX MPEG-4 videos in third-party programs, you can download it here.
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.
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.
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.
MADE IT MO BETTA’ 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
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…