DivX Plus Player for Windows
User Guide
Updated 25 January 2011
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Contents
Introduction 2
Playback 6
Video Library 9
DivX To Go 14
DivX Video on Demand 21
Glossary 24
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Basics
Install and Set Up of DivX Plus Software
Registration (For Purchased Products)
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BASICS
DivX Plus™ Player (v8) is available for Windows operating
systems as part of the DivX Plus Software for Windows and
is the official video playback software application for DivX®
video. For Mac users, DivX Player 7 is currently available. DivX
software downloads are available for free from DivX.com. Get
more information on the DivX software system requirements for
Windows or Mac.
For more on H.264 playback in DivX Player and general
information on why this is cool, check out the Glossary section
in this guide.
DivX Plus Player provides everything you need for a true HD
experience on your computer. Now, in addition to playing your
.divx video files and the .avi files encoded with the DivX Codec,
DivX Plus Player can play most other popular file formats such
as those in the WMV and MKV container, provided you have
the necessary Direct Show filters installed on your computer.
You will also be able to play QuickTime .MOV and .MP4 files in
the DivX Plus Player for Windows without the need to install any
additional software.
DivX Plus Player also features DivX To Go™—a tool that makes
it easier than ever to transfer your DivX videos from the PC to
your DivX devices. Find out more in our DivX To Go section.
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INSTALL AND SET UP
OF DIVX PLUS SOFTWARE
When you download DivX software from
divx.com, you will first see an installation
(.exe) file. Depending on your Internet
browser, you will receive one of the
following prompts:
“Run“ or “Save“
in Internet Explorer
First, click...
“Save File“
in Firefox
“Save“
in Google Chrome
...followed by clicking the button to ‘Open’ or ‘Run’ the DivX
Installer. The set-up wizard will open, prompting you to some
basic install preferences.
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REGISTRATION
(FOR PURCHASED PRODUCTS)
If you’ve added the DFX Audio Enhancer Plug-in for DivX Plus
Player, you can register your product easily from the Start
menu. If you purchased SRS AudioFusion DivX Edition to use
with the DivX Plus Player, simply open your SRS program and
enter your serial number in the space provided.
If you downloaded the free trial version of the software, you do
not need to register anything because … well, it’s free!
When your products have been successfully registered, the
serial number will disappear and the status displayed to
the right of the product name in this window will change to
“Registered”. If you get an error message that the serial number
wasn’t accepted, don’t worry; it may have just been mistyped.
Try copying and pasting your serial number to make sure
no characters were missed or accidentally changed, and be
careful not to leave any extra spaces before or after the number.
To register your purchased products, select:
Start > All Programs > DivX Plus > Register Products
The Registration control panel will appear and you can enter
your serial numbers in the space provided. Click the ‘Register’
button to complete registration.
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BACK
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Opening a Video From Your Hard Drive
Opening a Video From a URL
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OPENING A VIDEO
FROM YOUR HARD DRIVE
In order to open and play a video stored on your hard drive, on
your USB memory stick attached to your computer or from a
CD/DVD loaded into your CD/DVD-ROM drive, you can use one
of the following methods:
In the DivX Plus Player, click on FILE > OPEN and select the
desired file from the dialog that pops up, or
Double-click on the desired video file in Windows Explorer,
folder view or any file manager you use (please note that this
method requires a proper file association in order to work), or
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Drag and drop your video onto the DivX Plus Player screen.
Each of these methods opens your DivX video in the DivX Plus
Player, and the playback starts immediately.
*TIP: If the playback of your video file suddenly ends and you
see a promotional banner inside the DivX Plus Player screen,
this means your file has stopped either because it played to the
end, or because it is damaged. DivX Plus Player will never stop
the playback to display a banner, unless the video is over or
ended due to a corrupt file.
OPENING A VIDEO FROM A URL
In order to open a video from an URL, simply go to FILE >
OPEN URL, enter the Internet location address of the video you
would like to watch and confirm with OK.
Please note that DivX Plus Player is only capable of opening
direct video links. Do not enter addresses of web pages where
your desired video is located instead.
Do:
http://www.nameofthepage.com/subfolder/myvideo.divx
Don’t:
http://www.nameofthepage.com/subpage.html
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LIBRARY
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Accessing the Video Library
Creating a Playlist
Adding/Removing Files in a Playlist
Importing Files into the Video Library
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ACCESSING
THE VIDEO LIBRARY
DivX Plus Player comes equipped with the Video Library that
helps you to organize your playlists and gives you an overview
of your downloaded, purchased and recently watched videos.
This feature is very handy if you have many videos to be
organized in playlists, or simply want to keep track of what you
purchase, download and watch with the DivX Plus Player.
In order to access the Video Library, you can use one of the
following methods:
In the DivX Plus Player, click on the Video Library icon located
in the lower right corner of the Player, or
Click on VIEW > VIDEO LIBRARY, or
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Press Ctrl+M.
When your Video Library is open, you can see the overview
on the left side of the DivX Plus Player, consisting of following
parts:
All Videos
This option lists all videos included in your Video Library
Download Manager
Tracks your downloads and their progress status
Purchased Videos
Lists your DivX VOD movie purchases
Recently Watched
Lists videos you have watched most recently
My Playlists
Shows playlists that you have created
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CREATING A PLAYLIST
In order to create a playlist, simply click on the ’Add Playlist’
button in the left column of the Video Library.
To delete a playlist, highlight it with your mouse and press
DELETE on your keyboard, or right-click the playlist and select
’Delete Playlist’.
ADDING/REMOVING FILES
IN A PLAYLIST
To add a video file to a playlist:
Step 1
Select the targeted playlist in the left column of
the Video Library under MY PLAYLISTS.
Step 2
Drag and drop the video file you want to add
onto the playlist in the right column.
To delete a file from a playlist, highlight it with your mouse and
press DELETE on your keyboard, or right-click the playlist and
select ’Delete’.
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IMPORTING FILES
INTO THE VIDEO LIBRARY
You can import single files or entire folders into the Video
Library.
*TIP: Downloaded and purchased movies will automatically
appear in your Video Library.
To import a video file into your Video Library:
-- Click on FILE > IMPORT VIDEO FILES INTO LIBRARY
-- Select the desired file in the popup dialog
-- Confirm with OK
To import a folder with video files into your Video Library:
-- Click on FILE > IMPORT FOLDERS INTO LIBRARY
-- Select the desired folder in the popup dialog
-- Confirm with OK
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An Easier Way to Transfer Your Movies
Specifics
Alternative Methods for Burning
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AN EASIER WAY
TO TRANSFER YOUR MOVIES
DivX Plus Player includes DivX To Go, a new feature that lets
you automatically format videos to play on any DivX Certified®
device. You can easily transfer your movies, TV shows or home
videos to your DVD player, PlayStation® 3 and more by easily
burning a disc or saving to a USB drive.
DivX To Go Features:
-- Automatically prepares your videos to play beyond your
computer
-- Ensures your videos are formatted properly to play on DivX
devices
-- Saves your preferences for easy transferring
METHOD 1
To transfer your video files to your DivX Certified device using
DivX To Go, follow these steps:
Step 1
Click on the Device Pane button to open the
Device Pane (if it’s not already open)
Step 2
Click on the device you want to transfer your
video files to in the Device pane. Or drag and
drop videos from your Video Library—or from
anywhere on your computer—to the device
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Step 3
DivX To Go will be launched, click ‘Next’ on the
welcome screen
Step 4
Choose the type of DivX device you have:
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-- DivX: This selection is the default and
recommended if you are not sure which type
of device you have. A DivX Certified device
supports standard definition DivX files (.avi or
.divx up to 576p)
-- DivX HD: A DivX HD Certified device supports
high definition DivX files (.avi or .divx up to
1080p)
-- DivX Plus HD: A DivX Plus HD Certified device
supports high definition DivX or DivX Plus HD
files (.avi, .divx or .mkv) up to 1080p
Learn more about DivX Certification and how to know if your
device is certified.
Note: If your file is not in the correct format for your device it will
be converted before it is transferred.
Step 5
Select how you would like to transfer videos to
your device:
-- Burn to disc
-- Copy to a USB device
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Step 6
Insert a disc or USB device if you have not
already
Step 7
Add/delete video files for transfer (or if there is
a video loaded in your player or you dragged
and dropped one on the device pane, it should
appear in the list.)
Step 8
Click Start
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When the transfer is complete, simply insert your DVD/CD or
USB drive into your DivX Certified device, select the title you
want to view and select play.
Once you complete a transfer for your device, all your DivX To
Go preferences will be remembered the next time you transfer
a video.
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METHOD 2
Alternatively, you can go to Tools > Transfer Files to Device.
You will need to choose which device you want to play your
DivX file: DVD player, PS3 or TV. (DivX To Go does not currently
support Mobile Profile but keep an eye out for it in future
updates.)
Step 1
The add or remove videos window will pop up.
You can add files by clicking on the plus sign on
the lower left corner.
Step 2
Once you add your video files, click ‘Start’ to
begin transferring your files.
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SPECIFICS
PROFILES AND CERTIFIED DEVICES
CONVERTING FILES WITH DIVX TO GO
Your DivX Certified device has been thoroughly tested to
guarantee playback of a specific DivX Profile. DivX Profiles are:
DivX Mobile, DivX Home Theater, DivX HD 720p, DivX HD 1080p
and DivX Plus HD (MKV). Please check your user manual or
contact DivX Support with brand, model and VOD code for your
device in order to find up to what DivX Certification profile your
device can play back.
When transferring your video files using DivX To Go, it will
convert any files that are not in the proper profile for the device
you are transferring to. Since this transferring process will also
convert your file, it can take longer than a simple transfer.
COMPATIBLE MEDIA TYPES WITH YOUR DEVICE
Please check the technical specifications in the user manual
of your DivX Certified device for the compatible CD and DVD
formats. Many DVD players only accept “-R” disks (i.e. CD-R,
DVD-R, DVD-RW) and do not accept “+R” disks (i.e. DVD+R). If
you are not able to play your DivX video that was burned to CD/
DVD+R, re-burn it to a CD/DVD-R and try again.
For example, if you have a file from your camera, or a file that
might not be compatible with a Home Theater DivX Certified
device, DivX To Go will automatically convert to the correct
profile, ensuring playback on your device.
Make sure your source file has supported video codecs. You’ll
find a complete list of supported formats on divx.com.
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ALTERNATIVE METHODS
FOR BURNING
If your file is ready for playback and you would like to use
an alternative method for transferring your files, check these
methods below. If your files aren’t in the right profile for your
device, you can also use the DivX Plus Converter to convert
your videos.
USE YOUR DEFAULT OS BURNING ENGINE
Step 1
Insert a blank CD or DVD into your CD/DVD
burner on your computer
USE ANY BURNING SOFTWARE
Step 2
When prompted, select ‘Open writable CD
Folder using Windows Explorer’
Step 3
Now copy or drag and drop your DivX file into
the CD folder that just opened.
Step 4
Select the ‘Write files to CD/DVD’ to start
burning the disc.
Step 5
Upon completion of the burn process, click
finished. That’s it, you’re done. Now you can
play your DivX video on your DivX Certified
device.
When using any other third-party burning software, make sure
that your file is burned as a data file. DivX Certified devices will
only be able to play back files burned as data.
Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7):
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What is DivX VOD?
Where to Find Movies
Using DivX Plus Player for DivX VOD
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WHAT IS DIVX VOD?
The “VOD” refers to Video-On-Demand. DivX has a VOD
technology that is used on third-party websites selling movies
ranging from Hollywood hits to independent films in DivX format
that you can rent or buy. This technology is integrated in the
back-end of our computer software—the DivX Player—as well
as every DivX Certified device.
When you rent or buy a movie online from one of our partners’
websites, the movie belongs to your DivX Account through a
simple login process. You can also register any of your DivX
Certified devices to your DivX Account, which will activate it for
playing back any of the movies belonging to that same account.
The DivX Video on Demand (VOD) system uses DivX Digital
Rights Management (DRM), a security technology infrastructure
responsible for protecting copyrights while enabling users to
legally rent or purchase digital video content online.
WHERE TO FIND MOVIES
DivX video has been shared on the Internet since 1999. These
video files will play back on any PC or DivX Certified device.
However, purchased DivX VOD content comes only from a
DivX partner’s video service (basically, we partner with other
companies and web sites who distribute content online using
our DRM system).
All DivX Video-on-Demand content is distributed through thirdparty partners’ websites. We do not have any VOD content for
sale on our website, but you can find the latest Hollywood hits
and more on our partners’ sites listed on our Find Movies page.
Content belongs to a user account rather than individual
computers, so users simply need to log in to their DivX Player
account on any computer with an Internet connection using
DivX Player. An Internet connection is required to play the DivX
VOD content because DivX Player is a network application that
communicates with the video service to authenticate a user’s
rights to view the content.
Thanks to the DivX Certified Program for consumer electronics,
DivX VOD protects copyrights for content played on both
computers and consumer electronics devices that are DivX
Certified. Every DivX Certified device is required to support the
DivX DRM technology.
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USING DIVX PLUS PLAYER
FOR DIVX VOD
When you purchase a DivX VOD movie online from one of our
partners, you will either have a download link from your account
with their website, or you will be emailed a link immediately
following the transaction. To start downloading your video, just
follow the link provided to you. The link will provide you with a
.tix file—this is your electronic movie ticket. Once you open your
.tix file in the DivX Plus Player, just create or login to your DivX
Account when prompted, or through the VOD menu. Your DivX
Account verifies that you have the rights to watch the movie.
Once you login, the download of your movie will begin.
You can track the progress of your downloads through the
Download Manager. This will open automatically when your
download begins, but you can find it easily at any time by
clicking on the Video Library button in the DivX Plus Player and
selecting “Download Manager.”
Thanks to its Progressive Download feature, the DivX Plus
Player will allow you to start watching your movie on your
computer within just a few moments after the download begins,
while the video file is still downloading to your computer.
Playback will start automatically once it’s ready, so you can
have almost instant movie gratification! When your movie has
finished downloading, you can watch it on your computer at
any time with an Internet connection. You can also transfer your
movie to any DivX Certified device you’ve registered to your
DivX Account thanks to DivX To Go. To learn more about the
one-time registration of your device for VOD playback, check
out our Device Registration FAQ.
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GLOSSARY
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COMMON DIGITAL
VIDEO TERMS
CODEC & CONTAINER FORMATS:
When you hear people talk about the format of a digital video,
they might be referring to either the container file or to video
or audio codecs. The container format is like the wrapper that
holds both the video and audio streams together. The video
and audio would be two separate entities that don’t know how
to play together without the container. The container not only
holds these two together, but contains enough data to make
sure they are both encoded and decoded together as a single,
synchronized unit.
A “codec” is short for ‘compressor-decompressor”, or
sometimes ‘coder-decoder’. In order to explain why this is
important to digital multimedia, let’s first take a step back.
In their raw form, digital videos are very large. This not only
becomes a problem with storage, but can particularly pose a
problem where playback is concerned. Large files require beefy
processors and a lot of memory—more than most people have
on their personal computers. In order to resolve this problem,
computer geniuses developed fancy algorithms to “compress”
the digital video files down to a more manageable level.
Digital video is compressed to economize on space, whether
it’s bandwidth or media, and a codec does the job of encoding
and decoding. They remove a lot of extra data that isn’t too
important, while retaining the most important parts of the video
in a condensed form. (By any chance do you remember Mary
Poppin’s mysterious bag that held more in it than seemed
physically possible? It’s kinda like a high-tech version of that…)
By improving the techniques upon which the codec is based,
we’re able to transmit higher quality video using the same
bandwidth as before. Typically both the encoder and decoder
will become more complex, but this is okay because computers
are always getting faster.
So, going back to the concept of a codec, compression is
used to make the video file manageable, and a de-compressor
is used to unpack its many little parts, allowing software or
electronics devices to play it back beautifully on your screen.
There are many video and audio codecs out there. You might
already be familiar with the format called MPEG-2, which
is used for DVDs. The MPEG-4 format is another type of
compression, like a distant cousin that can make videos even
more compact than its MPEG-2 counterpart. The original DivX
codec is a specific compression format based on MPEG-4
Part 2 (ASP) standards. These videos are packaged in an AVI
container (or the DIVX container, which is a type of AVI) along
with MP3 or AC3 audio. In 2009, DivX, Inc. released their own
version of the H.264 codec based on MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC)
standards for optimum high definition video. The H.264 videos
are packaged in a MKV container along with AAC audio.
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RESOLUTION V. ASPECT RATIO:
Resolution is how the video world describes the number of
pixels (the tiny dots of color that make up an image) in each
dimension (height and width) of the image being displayed. If
the resolution of a video is written as 720x480, for example, this
means the images of the video are made up of rows containing
720 pixels across (from left to right) and columns containing
480 pixels from top to bottom.
In standard definition video, there are two different standards
for resolutions: NTSC and PAL. These standards originated in
the broadcast television days, so they naturally carried over
into the beginning of the digital video era. When applied to a
standard definition DVD, a NTSC video would have a resolution
of 720 x 480 pixels and a PAL video would have 720 x576
pixels. In both cases, the resulting aspect ratio could be 4:3 or
16:9... More on that later.
1920
1280
720
0
0
EDTV
854x480
480i/p, DV NTSC
PAL576i/p
720p
1080i/p
Consumer HDV
1440x1080
480
576
720
1080
Digital video standards came together around the same time
as the rise of high definition television and video, so the old
PAL and NTSC systems were able to better synchronize their
standards. In high definition video, the standard resolutions are
720p (1280 x 720 pixels) and 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels). In HD
video resolutions, the aspect ratio is 16:9, or widescreen.
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Aspect ratio in digital video refers to the fraction of the height
and width of pixels measured from the video’s resolution. This
does not measure the actual amount of pixels or length, so two
videos with different resolutions could have the same aspect
ratio. The most common aspect ratios are 4:3 (universally used
for standard-definition) and 16:9 (universally used for highdefinition).
The Pixel Aspect Ratio, or PAR, measures the actual height and
width of the pixels. The Display Aspect Ratio, or DAR, refers
more specifically to the shape of the image frame in a video.
Unlike PAR, this can result in a different shape than the pixels
would otherwise indicate. One common reason this is used is in
Anamorphic encoding, where the pixels of a video are stretched
over a larger frame size when displayed. So a digital video file
that has a resolution of 720x480, but is flagged with a DAR of
16:9, will play back in widescreen without changing the pixel
count. This is often what causes videos to show with letterbox
or pillarbox.
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Incorrect DAR
for standard definition
(16:9 video on 4:3 display)
Correct DAR
for widescreen
(16:9 video on 16:9 display)
BITRATE, FRAME RATE, AND FPS
The Bitrate indicates the size of a video or audio stream over
time, usually calculated in Kilobytes per second.
The Frame rate tells us how many images of a movie are
displayed for every second a movie is played. A high frame rate
would therefore have more frames per second, and a larger
file size, for the same film of a lower frame rate. Frame rate is
measured in ‘frames per second’ or fps. In the NTSC system,
the frame rate is usually about 29.9 fps, and in PAL it is usually
25 fps.
Letterbox occurs when
DAR is wider than display
Pillarbox occurs when
DAR is narrower than display
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DIVX PLUS TERMS
AVI:
AVI has become the most popular container file format used for
watching video on the PC. AVI files can hold different types of
video and audio streams inside, and with the help of DivX video
compression technology, they can display incredible video
quality while maintaining a small file size.
AVI is the container file format used by DivX video versions 3
through 6. It has become the most popular file type for sharing
high-quality video on the Internet, and it’s common to see
these files with either an .avi or .divx extension. The AVI file
container itself has been in use since the days of Windows
3.11, with various modern extensions being added through the
years, including by DivX. AVI files support a range of video and
codecs, and many AVI files shared today are DivX files — that
is they specifically contain DivX video paired with MP3 or AC3
audio. AVI is an acronym for ‘Audio Video Interleave’, which
describes the manner in which the audio and video streams are
broken down into ‘chunks’ of data and arranged so that audio
and video chunks representing any particular moment of time
appear near each other in the file. This allows the file to be read
linearly during playback, which would not be possible if streams
were written in their entirety out one after the other. This makes
a critical difference for optical storage solutions like CD, DVD,
and Blu-ray, where seeking back and forth can be extremely
slow.
What’s the difference
between .divx and .avi?
Technically speaking, .divx files are based
on the .avi container, but may include extra
features like Xsub subtitles or chapter titles.
DivX Author can also create .divx files that
include DVD-like menus that can be enjoyed in
DivX Plus Player. DivX Certified devices will play
DivX video regardless of whether they’re in a
.divx or .avi container.
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MKV:
MKV is a flexible, open standard video file format that has
quickly become the preferred file extension for high definition
video on the Internet. It natively supports features like alternate
audio tracks, multilingual subtitles and chapter points, as
well as rich metadata authoring including cover art, ratings,
descriptions and more. These features made it the perfect
choice for DivX Plus™ HD video, allowing us to create an ideal
viewing experience.
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The H.264 standard supports the notion that different
categories of decoder device may have individual requirements
and capabilities. For example, compared to a desktop
computer, mobile devices may have lower display resolution,
less internal memory and processing power, and a desire to
maintain battery life. By selecting the H.264 bitstream features
used during content creation, we can significantly influence the
playback requirements. DivX Plus HD represents a carefully
selected balance of features developed in collaboration with our
manufacturing partners that enable both strong compression
and interoperability across a huge range of device categories
including DVD players, Blu-ray players, digital TVs, set-top
boxes and more.
H.264:
H.264 standard compresses a digital video file so that it only
uses half the space of MPEG-2 (the DVD standard), to deliver
the same quality video. This means you can enjoy stunning HD
video the way it was meant to be seen without sacrificing speed
or performance.
Video for DivX Plus is based on the H.264 standard, a stateof-the-art digital format for efficiently encoding high definition
video. Why is H.264 so great? To make a long story short,
H.264 encompasses a collection of powerful features that
enable the delivery of high-quality video at very low data rates.
Using DivX Plus Software you can create, enjoy and share
stunning HD video in the same ways that you can with standard
definition DivX video. This includes creating personal libraries
on your hard drive, burning files to disc or transferring them via
USB drives to your DivX Plus devices, or even serving them to
visitors on your web page using the DivX Plus Web Player.
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An H.264 encoder reduces the amount of information required
to reproduce the input video by exploiting redundancy in the
pictures it’s encoding, both spatially (within the same picture)
and temporally (between pictures). Temporally, an encoder
processes each frame, subdividing the picture into a grid of
blocks and searching previous or future frames for each block
for matching texture, a technique known as motion estimation.
Once a suitable match is found, a decoder can later reproduce
the texture of that block using only a vector pointing to the
matching reference texture along with a little information to
correct any small texture differences. Spatially, where motion
estimation fails to find suitable matches, an encoder can use
the texture of nearby blocks within the same frame to predict
the block texture and store only the difference between the
prediction and the actual block texture. This is more efficient
than storing the complete texture directly but still more
costly than motion estimation. H.264 encoders act as “lossy”
compressors; their goal is not to reproduce the original picture
exactly but instead to choose the optimal means to reduce the
data rate while preserving visual quality as best as possible.
With suitable settings differences can be unperceivable even
when compression over raw input approaches 100:1.
The H.264 standard offers substantial performance
improvements over its predecessors. For example, a DVD can
hold one two-hour movie compressed using MPEG-2 encoding
(typical for DVD video) but four hours of video using an H.264
codec. H.264 encoding used by DivX Plus is even more efficient
than the popular DivX 6 codec, which is based on the MPEG-4
ASP standard, H.264’s predecessor.
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AAC:
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is the preferred audio format
for high definition videos and is a substantial improvement on
the well-known MP3 format. AAC has become the standard
for high-quality digital audio and DivX Plus video supports
AAC audio tracks with 5.1 channel surround sound to deliver a
cinematic experience with your home theater setup.
Given the same file size, AAC audio tracks can achieve better
sound quality than MP3 audio tracks so you can achieve
matching quality while reducing the data rate and audio stream
in your DivX Plus file. This will take up less space than before,
making for smaller files or the option to encode video with
higher quality. Where storage or bandwidth is constrained,
AAC’s High Efficiency modes provide technologies like spectral
band replication that allows you to come close to CD-quality
sound at roughly half the data rate that MP3 would require.
AAC audio is much more efficient to decode than other
audio formats, which means that it leaves more CPU power
to make sure your video plays smooth and stutter-free. The
AAC standard is the perfect complement to the H.264 video
technology that powers DivX Plus Software, providing high
definition audio to match the HD video on your computer, in
your living room or on the go.
To learn more about H.264, visit our website.
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MORE INFO
If after all of this we still haven’t answered your question, take a
look at our online knowledge base for more FAQ’s, guides and
troubleshooting tips at support.divx.com. To discuss topics
with other DivX users, you can also visit DivX Labs. And that’s
all, folks. Enjoy DivX Plus Player!
*Minimum system requirements available online
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