Why You Need DivX Now More Than Ever

Without it, you miss out on the freedom to play your favorite movies where you want

Not long ago, an article came out on Lifehacker called What’s the Difference Between All These Video Formats, and Which One Should I Use?

The article was a largely-useful breakdown of what the layman might need to know (and not know) about portable video formats. It talked about why video files need to be compressed and decompressed, gave a short history of codecs and containers, and pointed the reader toward a likely path to successful ripping and sharing of their favorite movies and TV shows.

But like most simplifications of complex things, it got some parts…well, wrong. And of course we noticed the errors that had to do with DivX.

Allow us to do a little DivX myth-busting!
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Introducing the All New DivX Plus Software

In January, we announced our plans to bring DivX TV to consumer electronic devices. As cool as DivX TV is however, it isn’t the only project we have been working on. For the past year, we have also been working hard on the latest version of DivX Software. We have redesigned our bundle from the ground up to include more features, a new interface, and a simpler method for transferring videos to your DivX Certified devices. We call it DivX Plus Software.

Check out some of the new features that we are including in this new bundle after the break: More…

Roxio CinemaNow is Now Offering Hollywood Movies in DivX Format

Everyone here at DivX is very excited about this announcement. You can now buy Hollywood content in DivX format from CinemaNow. So what does this mean? Well if a new movie like The Hangover or Terminator Salvation comes out, then you can browse on over to http://divx.cinemanow.com and purchase it right away. The movies can be played back on your PC, Mac, and DivX Certified Devices (such as the PS3).