What is DivX?
DivX® is the name of a popular new video compression technology developed by
The format was developed to enable users to play and create high-quality videos in a fast
and convenient way, while still maintaining the best quality possible. The DivX® codec is
currently the most popular MPEG-4 based codec because of its quality, speed and efficiency
as well as the wide range of DVD players that support the DivX® format.
If you compare DivX movies to DVDs they're able to offer the same image quality at
one-tenth (1/10) the size, which makes them perfectly suited for movie downloads where
the bandwidth available usually is limited. This means that you can easily fit a full movie
on a single CD, while still maintaining the original image quality of the DVD. The video
is usually combined with AC3 or MP3 audio to provide both high quality audio and video.
All of these things have contributed to the popularity of the format among those that
download movies and videos online.
When you install the DivX® codec it essentially works as an add-on to your system,
which enables you to compress and decompress video in the DivX® format. Once
you've installed the DivX® codec on your system you will be able to watch DivX videos
using Windows Media Player or any other player that supports the DivX® format.
To download and install the codec, goto the DivX codec section.