A free codec to compress or play your video files easily and efficiently
DivX Software for Windows is a video player and recorder suite; this download includes the player and trials of a video converter and several browser plugins. "DivX" also refers specifically to a particular format for digital video. The included converter can convert video files in formats like Windows Media Player files to the DivX format.
The player itself is an excellent and versatile tool. The proprietary software that comes with modern PCs is usually inadequate, due to being locked into particular formats or simply being so poorly coded that it cannot perform without crashing or otherwise failing. The DivX player is a breath of fresh air. It handles a huge variety of video encodings, including, of course, DivX itself. That last point is notable by itself, because it can be hard to find video players that can interpret DivX.
The other elements in this download are also good finds, although the fact that they are merely trials rather than full versions of the software is limiting. The video converter is useful for anyone who needs their videos in DivX format, so this has a limited audience. DivX is modern software, so it is compatible with all versions of Windows, up to and including 8. It also works with all of the most common browsers, which is useful, because one of the primary uses of having access to the DivX player is to play online videos in DivX format.
To conclude, this is a good download for those who are in need of a way to play DivX video either online or offline, although the 15 day trials will not be of much use to most people.
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