Softpedia Editor's Review for DivX Pro (incl. DivX Player)
Create and play DivX movies, compress videos without sacrificing quality.
Written by Olivian Puha on April 15th, 2013
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Authoring videos, converting and playing them onto your system requires dedicated software for each of the operations. Nonetheless, if you are dealing with DivX format files, you will be glad to come across a tool like DivX Pro that can help you perform all of these tasks.
The program offers a simple and easy to use interface, which includes media management abilities, video playback, disc authoring and more. Included in the package are, besides the basic player, the necessary codecs and the DivX Web Player that will make possible video playback from within a web browser.
The great thing about DivX Pro is its extended support for features like interactive video menus, superior compression, alternate audio tracks and advanced subtitle options. You can create playlists with the DivX Player, add and manage entire video collections and more.
Insofar as the player component is concerned, the available configurations provide you with the necessary means for preventing any disruptions that may come from screen savers and you can even deactivate the interactive menus if you want to simply load and play a movie.
The sound output can also be customized according to the available speaker configuration. When it comes to video options, DivX Pro offers, through the player utility, several deinterlacing and output methods.
Burning discs using the built-in functionality of this toolkit is a breeze. All you have to do after loading a blank disc in the optical device is simply drag and drop the video file then press 'Burn'. Optionally, you can set a volume name that will be displayed by any player when you insert the disc authored with DivX Pro.
All in all, this package offers everything you would need when dealing with DivX videos, whether you want to play them, create them or write the movies onto a CD or DVD.
DivX Pro (incl. DivX Player) description
Here are some key features of "DivX Pro (incl. DivX Player)":
· XSUB subtitles let you author movies with multiple language subtitle sets
· Interactive video menus offer unprecedented convenience and control so you can quickly navigate between various scenes or bonus features, and select from audio track and subtitle options
· Chapter points provide flexibility, allowing you to jump straight to the scene you want to watch from anywhere within the video
· Alternate audio tracks enable audio tracks in multiple language versions or separate audio tracks for specific speaker configurations
· XTAG video tags contain descriptive information like title, author and the video specifications used in the file's creation to streamline organization
· The .divx file extension clearly identifies content in the DivX format so you'll never again be left wondering whether that .avi file will really play in your certified device
· Minimum System Requirements
· Pentium III 733Mhz CPU or equivalent for DivX Home Theater profile video
· Pentium IV 2.4Ghz CPU or equivalent for DivX High Definition profile video
· Graphics card with 32MB of RAM or more and supporting 24-bit color or better for DivX Home Theater profile video
· Graphics card with 64MB of RAM or more and supporting 24-bit color or better for DivX High Definition profile video
· 24-bit color is recommended for best video quality
· Screen resolution of at least 800x600 recommended for DivX Home Theater profile video
· Screen resolution of at least 1024x768 recommended for DivX High Definition profile video
· DirectX 7-compatible sound card supporting 2 audio channels (stereo) sampled at 16-bit/44.1Khz or better
· DirectX 9 or higher
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Huge improvements in encoding performance, up to 350% depending on encoding profile and system configuration.
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to install Norton Security Scan that the program does not require to fully function