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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. 

Why Get DivX Pro?


Often, people stop me on the street to ask, “Hey handsome writer, why should I get DivX Pro® Software?” And I say, “Um … what?” because it’s a pretty odd thing to randomly say to someone, even if you are a handsome writer. Then I realize that it’s just an imaginary conversation to introduce a blog post and all is well in the world.

Regardless of whether anything I’ve said so far is true (not much), I can give an honest answer as to why you should buy DivX Pro® software. For starters, if you bought each DivX Pro feature individually, it would cost over $40 USD, but you can get DivX Pro for $19.99 USD.

So that’s why it’s a good deal … but let’s have a quick gander at why you’d want to buy; the features of DivX Pro:

Video Pack:
    
Simply drag MPEG-2 and VC-1 video files (e.g. unencrypted DVD and Blu-ray disc files) onto DivX Converter and covert your video to .avi/.divx, .mkv or .mp4 files.
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AC3 Edition:

Get the amazing theater-quality sound of AC3 audio. With DivX Pro you can enjoy AC3 audio in DivX Software.
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DTS-HD Plug-In:

DTS-HD Master Audio™ is a high definition audio format that delivers superior audio quality. This DivX Pro plug-in allows you to play and convert video with DTS-HD audio.
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Ad-Free:

Ads make the tech world go round, but you can enjoy your videos in peace without third-party ads or offers in the software products or installer.

DFX Audio Enhancer:


DFX Audio Enhancer makes your videos sound sharper, livelier and pack more punch. Adjust your audio as you wish for improved sound quality in DivX Player for Windows (Sorry, no Mac version of this feature.)
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Cloud Connect:

Access your video from Google Drive and Dropbox to play in DivX Player or encode video with DivX Converter and save directly to cloud storage.
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Advanced Features:

Unlock the super high-tech (and geeky) features like custom encode settings like trimming, adding watermarks, adjusting frame rates, quanitzers and more. Plus, get HEVC 10bit playback and save video frame snapshots.
Still not sure? Visit our site to learn more about the benefits of DivX Pro.

Get Your Scared On (and Test Your Scary Movie Knowledge)


Department stores are starting to sell Christmas decorations, which can only mean one thing: Halloween is right around the corner.
There are several ways one can celebrate Halloween. You can carve pumpkins, wear crazy costumes, or beg your neighbors for candy (which APPARENTLY is socially unacceptable at my age…). Our friends at Film Fresh are celebrating the scary season by offering 20% off all movies through midnight on Halloween (Oct. 31). To get the deal, just use the coupon code FFHWEEN2010 during checkout.
This promotion could not have come at a better time, because our favorite DivX Halloween tradition is watching scary movies. So, every day for the next 10 days, we will be recommending a different film that we think would be perfect for this time of year. Each movie can be purchased (sorry, U.S. only*) and downloaded immediately from Film Fresh for playback on your DivX Certified device. This means that you can not only enjoy your scary movie on your computer, but you can play it on your DivX Certified portable DVD player or mobile phone and watch it while camping in a haunted forest or roaming around graveyards at night. (You do that, right?)
Click through the break to see if you can guess our movie recommendations and even win a prize. Continue reading “Get Your Scared On (and Test Your Scary Movie Knowledge)”

DivX is Headed to Chicago for the Next gdgt Live Event


A while back, DivX sponsored the gdgt live event in Austin, TX during SXSW 2010. We handed out t-shirts, showed off some of the latest DivX Certified gadgets, and met a lot of awesome DivX enthusiasts. We had so much fun that we are attending and sponsoring the next event in Chicago. If you live in the Chicago area (or you are close enough to drive there), then head on over to the Gallery 2433 on May 12th.
DivX will be there with the latest DivX gadgets, including a DivX Plus HD Blu-ray player from Philips that plays MKV files. We will also be showing people how quick and easy it is to transfer your Internet movies to any DivX Certified device with the new DivX Plus Player. Did we mention we’ll have DivX t-shirts and free DivX Pro Software? You can find all of the details and a map of the location after the break. Continue reading “DivX is Headed to Chicago for the Next gdgt Live Event”

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: Continue reading “Introducing the All New DivX Plus Software”