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:
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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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 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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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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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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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.
DivX Pro is back!
Long-time DivXers may remember DivX Pro from several versions ago. Back then, DivX Pro unlocked output profiles in Converter and delivered advanced features in DivX Codec Pack. We decided to make output in Converter free back in DivX 8, and Codec Pack is no longer.
But we’ve added several new premium audio and video components for DivX Software since then, and we’ve been working on new advanced features for Player and Converter. You may remember from recent updates the new Dolby Audio™ Edition and the evolution of MPEG-2 Plug-in to Video Pack in 10.3, and the new DTS-HD® Plug-in in 10.3.1. Now in 10.4, we’ve added video cropping and other custom encode settings in Converter, the ability to save snapshots and play HEVC 10-bit video in Player, and removal of advertisements in Player and Converter.
All these new features and the optional components we already offer are now available in one easy package: the new DivX Pro.
Everything that’s been free in DivX Software up to this point will continue to be free. Nothing changes for you if you’re using the free version of our Software. If you’ve bought, or want to buy, DFX Audio Enhancer, Dolby Audio Edition, DTS-HD Plug-in, or Video Pack, you can continue to do so. They continue to work and you can still buy them à la carte.
If you’ve been thinking of buying more than one of the optional premium components, or love all the new Pro features we’ve added in 10.4, DivX Pro is a great opportunity to get everything: one purchase, one download, one serial number. And, we’ve priced it so you get a sweet discount. Who doesn’t love saving some $$, right?
Making 4K video even better!
DivX Pro isn’t the only exciting thing that’s new in 10.4: we’ve also added hardware accelerated decoding of HEVC video up to 4K in DivX Player.
You may remember our post from earlier this year, ‘The Goods Under The Hood’, where we explained hardware acceleration and how we incorporate it into DivX Software to help make conversions faster and playback smoother, less resource-intensive.
Prior to DivX 10.4, hardware acceleration was available for AVC (H.264, MKV/MP4) and ASP (MPEG-4, DivX/AVI) video. Now, HEVC (H.265, MKV/MP4) video can be played in DivX Player using the CPU on 4th, 5th, and 6th Generations of Intel® Core Processor families.
This means that the experience of playing back 4K video up to 60fps, in particular, may be much improved. You may CPU usage or Memory usage drop, or finally be able to watch the video without frames dropping. For those of you interested in more details, we’ve shared preliminary test results of playing HEVC 4K video in DivX Player on a Skylake system over at DivX Labs. Or, learn more about DivX Accelerated, the integration of hardware acceleration capabilities in DivX Software.
Today we released DivX 10.3, the latest update to DivX Software that includes three major new features to help you do even more with your audio and video.
Chromecast – your most requested feature – is here
You’ve been asking for it. We’ve been telling you it’s coming (thanks for being patient!). Finally, DivX Media Server is Google Cast Ready so you can enjoy streaming videos from your PC or Mac on to the largest screen in your home using Chromecast.
Chromecast streaming from DivX Media Server means that you can enjoy local videos on your TV. Your DivX, MKV and other videos* stored on your computer can stream up to 1080p. To access this feature, open your video in DivX Player and select the “Cast To” option; choose your Chromecast from the list of devices to begin streaming.
You can also access this feature from DivX Player’s Library view. From the list of videos, right-click on the title you want to cast and select “Stream To” then choose your Chromecast device.
This will open your Chrome browser where you will see a DivX window with the name of your file. The Chrome browser and the Google Cast extension for Chrome are required. Want to know more? Check out our step-by-step guide.
*If FFMPEG is installed on your computer, additional formats like HEVC may be transcoded when streaming.
Dolby AudioTM—a new edition of DivX Software
A new edition of DivX Software—Dolby AudioTM Edition, to be exact—brings official support for playing back Dolby Digital Plus audio tracks in DivX Player and Web Player.
If you’re tired of installing sketchy filters from sites you don’t know if you can trust, or if you’re a Mac user who’s been bemoaning the retirement of Perian for your surround sound audio, this build’s for you. We’ve seen so many of you each month looking for a solution to play DivX, MKV and other video files with AC-3 audio tracks, so we knew we had to do something about it.
This edition of DivX Software has been certified by Dolby® for playing Dolby Digital Plus audio in your favorite digital video formats. It’s a paid version of our software for both Windows and Mac that unlocks native support for the immersive surround sound capabilities of Dolby Audio. You can learn more or buy it on DivX.com.
It comes as a separate download, so check your order confirmation email for the details to install it.
Video Pack—say good-bye to Blu-rays
We’ve combined our previous MPEG-2/DVD Plug-in for DivX Converter with the addition of VC-1 support for a new Video Pack.
DivX Converter already lets backup Blu-rays made with the AVC codec for free. Now, VC-1 files can be converted in DivX Converter to any of the high-quality presets, like DivX, DivX Plus (h.264/mkv) or DivX HEVC (h.265/mkv).
Video Pack comes as a 15-day free trial in the free download of DivX Software, so you can try before you buy. After the trial is over you can buy the Video Pack to get both DVD and Blu-ray backup in DivX Converter; just enter your serial number in the free installation to unlock it.
Tip: If you purchased the MPEG-2 Plug-in for previous versions of DivX Software, you can upgrade to Video Pack for 50% off using your MPEG-2 serial number.
If you haven’t already, go download the latest version of DivX Software and enjoy the new features!