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Convert AVI to MP4

AVI files are widely popular, however you may want to convert an AVI file to an MP4 file in order to better share your video. If you’ve been downloading videos or even watching videos online, you’ve likely encountered a file in the AVI (.avi) container format. AVI files (or Audio Video Interleave) are able to contain both video and audio, and have been a popular video format for many years. However, like all video files, there may be some limitations in video playback – especially across devices. Converting AVI files to MP4 files can make it easier to share files as you can reduce the file size and playback of MP4 videos is more common across devices (e.g. mobile phones). 

Advanced Features in DivX ConverterIt’s simple to convert AVI files to MP4 files with DivX Converter. If you haven’t already, install the free DivX Software suite, which includes the DivX Player and DivX Converter. While the list below may be over-explaining, here are the steps to convert your video. 

  1. Install free DivX desktop software
  2. Open DivX Converter
  3. Drag your video file onto DivX Converter
  4. Pick a profile (in this case MP4) and click “Start”

Convert to MP4

It’s that easy to convert AVI to MP4 using DivX. Once your file is done converting you’ll have a shiny, new MP4 file. Plus, DivX Converter doesn’t have time restrictions, so you’re not limited to converting a file less than an hour long like some converters. 

Along with converting AVI video, get additional information on how to convert MKV, MOV, DivX and MPEG video to MP4.

Want more information? Read about DivX Software or visit our Support section to get answers on all things DivX (here’s a direct link to FAQs about DivX Converter). 

Good luck and good converting!

Convert Video for Free

Whether you want to do some simple video conversion or advanced encoding, DivX Converter is the perfect tool. It’s so simple to use … even *I* can use it (crowd gasps). Once you have DivX Software installed – which is free – simply drag a video file on to the converter, pick a profile and click “Start”. Boom. That’s it. You just converted a video.

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Simply drag, drop and convert with DivX Converter.

So you know that it’s easy to convert video to popular formats (for example convert an .avi file to an .mp4 file), but why would you need to this?

WHY WOULD I NEED TO CONVERT VIDEOS?
There are many reasons why you may need to convert/encode/compress a video. Some of the more common reasons include:

  • CREATING A SMALLER FILE SIZE: By using the technology included in DivX Converter, you can compress your video file size without losing any significant quality. Say goodbye to massive video files.
  • MAKING THE FILE COMPATIBLE WITH ANOTHER DEVICE: Say you have .wmv file you want to play on your iPhone or iPad. Just convert it with the preset profile for your device to create a compatible .mp4 file. Don’t let file formats drag you down.
  • BACK UP DVDS: With DivX Pro and the included MPEG-2 Plug-in, you can convert non-encrypted DVDs so you can have a digital backup of your personal video collection.

ADVANCED FEATURES IN DIVX CONVERTER
In addition to the quick and simple video conversion in the free DivX Software, there are several “advanced features” of DivX Converter in the paid version. Below we’ll take a quick look at some of benefits of using the features included with DivX Pro. These features are available with DivX Pro to give you even more value from DivX Converter.

  • Trim video: Have a video with some wasted time in the beginning and/or end? Using this feature allows you to choose a starting and end point before you begin your conversion. When your file is done, it will be converted to the profile you chose, plus at the length you specified. Learn more about trimming your video.
  • Crop, rotate/flip: Filmed a video sideways? No problem. Just rotate the video until it’s correct. Or crop the borders of your video to center your subject, for example.
  • Add a custom watermark: Want to put your brand on your videos? Simply upload a logo/image, choose the level of transparency and you’re good to go.
Trimming a video in DivX Converter.

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DivX Fixes Annoying iPhone Images!

New, free DivX Software for Windows is now available! In addition to being the best way to play and convert video, it just may help you stop being frustrated by iPhone images. Why? Because along with a variety of fixes and improvements, DivX Software can now convert annoying HEIC images (the default image container for iPhones) into JPG. Simply and safely drop an HEIC image onto DivX Converter, and quickly convert the file to a JPG image.DivX PlayerSpeaking of HEIC (or HEIF) images, for those of you with an iPhone – or have friends with iPhones – you may know what a pain HEIC images can be to view/share. Apple began using HEIC as the default image container beginning with iOS 11 (2017), however, not every device can easily view this type of image. You can now stop resenting iPhones exporting unique image files AND not worry about any suspect online image converters, since HEIC conversion is included in the free DivX Software for Windows (Mac coming soon).

DivX Software continues to be the best way to enjoy digital media. Included in the free software is the DivX Player (amazing video playback in up to 4K quality), DivX Converter (drag and drop conversion of tons of formats) and DivX Media Server (cast video from your computer to your TV). Want more audio features, no ads, cloud storage connection and other advanced features? Check out what you get with DivX Pro.

Download the latest version of DivX Software for Windows (version 10.8.10) to take advantage of all the updates.

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Convert MKV to MP4

If you’re looking to reduce file size or better share videos, you may need to convert MKV videos into MP4. MKV (or .mkv) is a flexible, open standard video file format that quickly became the preferred file extension for HD 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. Customize DivX ConverterMKV offers a richer media experience than other current formats, and that’s why we use the MKV file container for DivX Plus and DivX HEVC video, which can be played and created using DivX Software.

However, for overall compatibility across devices, websites, etc., you may want to convert your MKV to an MP4. MP4 video can be smaller in size and is optimized for mobile devices. Fortunately, you can easily convert MKV files to MP4 files with DivX Converter – part of the free DivX Software suite. Follow the simple steps below to begin converting in no time.

  1. Install free DivX desktop software
  2. Open DivX Converter
  3. Drag your video file onto DivX Converter
  4. Pick a profile (in this case MP4) and click “Start”

Convert to MP4

That’s it! You just converted a file from MKV to MP4 using DivX.Once your file is done converting you’ll have a shiny, new MP4 file to share as you wish. 

Along with converting MKV video, get additional information on how to convert AVI, MPEG, DivX and MOV video to MP4.

Want more information? Read about DivX Software or visit our Support section to get answers on all things DivX (here’s a direct link to FAQs about DivX Converter).

Good luck and good converting!

Stream to TV with PS4 and DivX Media Server

By Jeremy Park

If you’re like me then you have years and years worth of digital videos stored on your computer hard drive(s). Files upon files of family vacations, kids growing up, plus that hearty collection of Internet videos. Whether it’s to comment on my changing hair color or to see themselves as babies, my kids love to watch the videos I took of them over the years. Sometimes we just watch those videos on the computer using DivX Player, however my kids prefer when I cast those videos to our big screen TV in our family room. To enjoy my home movies on the TV, I simply use the DivX Media Server to stream video to our Playstation. Don’t have a gaming console? No problem, DivX Media Server will work with nearly any smart TV that’s connected to the same WiFi network.

What is the DivX Media Server?

The DivX Media Server is part of our free DivX Player and it allows you to serve and send video files on your PC or Mac to a device on your home network (for example, your smart TV or gaming console). If you’re curious about how this works, the playback is done through DLNA. Remember that the device you’re streaming to must also be able to support playback of the format of your video file. 

I use a PS4 to stream my content from my computer to my TV … which is more relaxing than getting yelled at by angry teammates during Call of Duty. Here’s how I use the DivX Media server with my PS4:

1. Make sure that the PC and PS4 are on the same WiFi network.

2. Install DivX Player (part of free DivX Software) and enable the DivX Media Server.

3. Add the folders containing your videos to the DivX Media Server

4. If needed, install Media Player on your PS4. This can be downloaded from the PlayStation store (see below)

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5. On the PS4 open the Media Player and select the DivX Media server from the list of available media servers.

6. Navigate to your videos and enjoy them on the big screen.

PS4 streaming with DivX Media Server

Keep in mind that whether you can play your videos will depend on the video formats supported by the device you are serving videos to. You can expand support to include .mkv files by also installing FFMPEG for transcoding.

For more information of the DivX Media Server check out our FAQs or take look at our previous video tutorials on using the DivX Media Server:

Main header image by press 👍 and ⭐ from Pixabay (with TV image modified)

Convert MOV to MP4

If you’re looking to share video like MOV files across devices, you may want to convert your MOV video into MP4 video. While MOV and MP4 files may be similar, MP4 files have more support as MP4 is an international video standard. 

Advanced Audio Features in DivX ConverterThe MOV video format was created by Apple and is most often used with Apple’s QuickTime program. While audio and video in an MOV file can be high-quality, it can also be quite large. Converting an MOV file to an MP4 files can offer a smaller files size and a much more compatible file. 

To create a video that works well across devices, websites, etc., you may want to convert your .mov into an .mp4. MP4 video can be smaller in size and is optimized for mobile devices. Fortunately, you can easily convert MOV files to MP4 files with DivX Converter – part of the free DivX Software suite. Follow the simple steps below to begin converting in no time.

  1. Install free DivX desktop software
  2. Open DivX Converter
  3. Drag your video file onto DivX Converter
  4. Pick a profile (in this case MP4) and click “Start”

Convert to MP4

With those brief steps, you just converted a file from MOV to MP4 using DivX. DivX Converter doesn’t have any file length restrictions and you can be sure that it’s safe and secure (rather than uploading your file to an online converter). 

Along with converting MOV video, get additional information on how to convert AVI, MKV, DivX and MPEG video to MP4.

Want more information? Read about DivX Software or visit our Support section to get answers on all things DivX (here’s a direct link to FAQs about DivX Converter).

Good luck and good converting!

Convert MPEG to MP4

MPEG-2 is most commonly known as the digital video standard that DVD video is based on. Which is great, but that also comes with some limitations. Unlike an MP4 file, MPEG-2 is not easy to share or watch on mobile devices. 

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. Fortunately, you can convert MPEG-2 video with DivX Converter by buying DivX Pro or the Video Pack with MPEG-2/DVD Plug-in. (Note: The free DivX Software suite includes a free 15-day trial of Video Pack.) Video Pack adds MPEG-2 video support to DivX Converter, which means you can convert unencrypted MPG, TS, VOB and SVCD files—retaining visual quality while drastically reducing video size. Just remember, if a video file is encrypted with copyright protection, it won’t convert in the DivX Converter. MPEG-2 technology

With the Video Pack, it’s super easy to convert MPEG files to MP4 files with DivX Converter. To begin, you will need the DivX Software suite installed (which is free and has a 15-day trial of Video Pack). The software includes the DivX Player and DivX Converter for high-quality video playback and converting. Here are the steps to convert MPEG video to MP4: 

  1. Install free DivX desktop software
  2. Open DivX Converter
  3. Drag your video file onto DivX Converter
  4. Pick a profile (in this case MP4) and click “Start”

Convert to MP4

It’s that easy to convert MPEG to MP4 using DivX. If you’ve completed your trial, you can purchase DivX Pro (get all Pro features for half the price), or just purchase Video Pack to keep converting MPEG-2 files.

Along with converting MPEG video, get additional information on how to convert AVI, MKV, DivX and MOV video to MP4.

Want more information? Read about DivX Software or visit our Support section to get answers on all things DivX (here’s a direct link to FAQs about DivX Converter). 

Good luck and good converting!

Convert DivX to MP4

This may come as no surprise, but we at DivX think DivX video is great! DivX video’s high-quality and small file size and can be played back on over 1 billion DivX devices (devices like DivX Certified TVs, in-car players, Blu-ray players and more). DivX playback across screensHowever, some unfortunate souls may not have a DivX Certified device and still want to watch a DivX video on their phone, TV, etc. One easy solution is to convert your DivX video into an MP4 video. 

Good news! It’s simple to create MP4 video with the free DivX Software suite installed. The software includes the DivX Player and DivX Converter for high-quality video playback and converting. Here are the steps to convert DivX video to MP4:  

  1. Install free DivX desktop software
  2. Open DivX Converter
  3. Drag your video file onto DivX Converter
  4. Pick a profile (in this case MP4) and click “Start”

Convert to MP4

There you go – you just converted DivX to MP4 using free DivX software. Now your file will play back on a huge variety of devices including iPhone, iPads and more.

Along with converting DivX video, get additional information on how to convert AVI, MKV, MOV and MPEG video to MP4.

Want more information? Read about DivX Software or visit our Support section to get answers on all things DivX (here’s a direct link to FAQs about DivX Converter). 

Good luck and good converting!

The First (and Second) Rule of Installing

Not to get all Brad Pitt in Fight Club on you, but … the first rule of DivX Software is there are no viruses in DivX Software. The second rule? THERE ARE NO VIRUSES IN DIVX SOFTWARE. Even though it’s been written here in all-caps, why do some antivirus software programs flag the DivX Software installer? Fight Club PosterThe reality is some users may see a ‘false positive’ for malware from their antivirus software (e.g. McAfee, Symantec) when downloading the free version of DivX Software. Why? This is likely due to third-party offers within the DivX installer. As you’ve probably seen, when you install our software we may offer you an ad for an optional software product — which you can always decline. For what it’s worth, it usually takes a few days after a new version of our software is released to get whitelisted.

So if offering these ads causes issues, why include them? Quite simply, we include offers or ads in our software so we can make it available for free. (If you choose to purchase DivX Pro or Ad-Free, you will no longer see any outside ads in the software or installer.)

As you can imagine, there are costs associated with running DivX. There are employees (including high-priced blog post writers), technology fees and licenses, offices and more. One main way we cover these costs is to include partner offers during installation. Of course, if you aren’t interested in the product offered by our partners, just decline the offer. 

One way to get past this inconvenience is to make sure you’re running the most up-to-date antivirus software, which may fix false positives. Please try updating your antivirus and/or try temporary disabling your antivirus software when running the DivX Software installer. Also, be sure you have downloaded an authentic copy of our software from DivX.com or are updating through our in-product updater. We don’t recommend downloading a copy from any other site.

We know this situation can be frustrating and we’ll keep trying to resolve it as quickly as possible. If you have any troubles installing, check out our Support article. Please keep enjoying the software and, unlike Fight Club, feel free to talk about the first and second rules of installing DivX Software. 

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