Learn about the codecs, containers, formats and features that power your DivX® video experience.
H.264 is a popular standard for high definition digital video, and for good reason. A codec based on the H.264 standard compresses a digital video file so that it only uses half the space of MPEG-2 (the DVD standard), to deliver the same quality video. This means you can enjoy stunning HD video the way it was meant to be seen without sacrificing speed or performance. DivX Plus® video is based on the H.264 standard, which boasts efficient encoding of HD video and powerful features that enable the delivery of high-quality video at very low data rates. Using DivX Plus Converter, you can create stunning DivX Plus HD video (H.264 video wrapped in an MKV container).
MKV is a flexible, open standard video file format that has quickly become the preferred file extension for high definition video on the Internet. The MKV container can include video, audio, and features such as alternate audio tracks, multilingual subtitles and chapter points, as well as rich metadata including cover art, ratings, descriptions and more. MKV offers a richer media experience than any other current format, and that’s why we chose it as the file container for DivX Plus® video.
MP4 is a file extension based on the H.264 standard, most commonly used in the creation of standard definition digital video. Popular on the Internet and supported on a range of consumer electronics devices, including iPhone®, iPad® and more, MP4 provides high-quality, highly compressed digital video. The MP4 container can hold video with AAC or AC3 audio.
AVI is a popular container file format used for watching standard definition video on the PC and is the container used by DivX video versions 3 through 6. AVI files can hold different types of video and audio streams inside, and with the help of DivX® video compression technology, they can display incredible video quality while maintaining a small file size. .divx files are also based on the AVI container, but can contain additional features like XSUB subtitles and chapters. Both AVI and DIVX videos will play on all DivX Certified devices—from tablets to TVs.
MPEG-2 is a digital video standard upon which DVD and ATSC video is based and refers to video files with TS, VOB, MPG and SVCD extensions. Buying MPEG-2/DVD Plug-in adds MPEG-2 video support to Converter, which means you can convert MPG, TS, VOB and SVCD files—retaining visual quality while drastically reducing video size.
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is the preferred audio format for high definition videos and is a substantial improvement on the well-known MP3 format. AAC has become the standard for high-quality digital audio and DivX Plus® video supports AAC audio tracks with 5.1 channel surround sound to deliver a cinematic experience – on your computer and on DivX Plus® HD devices.
The latest version of DivX Plus Player includes a feature (within DivX To Go®) that lets you stream media wirelessly from your computer to DLNA-compatible devices on your home network. DLNA-compatible means that a device uses UPnP, a protocol that allows your networked devices to find and seamlessly share video. Now, instead of burning a disc or copying to USB, you can enjoy your video collection beyond your computer by streaming it to any DLNA-compatible device in your home.