DivX Software is a powerful suite of tools that allow you to create, convert and playback videos in the DivX® format. DivX Software is open, which means that third-party developers can create filters or plug-ins that expand DivX functionality to support additional video and audio file types. If you encounter files that DivX Software does not support, you may be required to install additional software or filters.
The table below lists common media formats that require the installation of additional filters to enable support in DivX Software.
If you don’t know what to install, the first thing to check is the extension that follows your file’s name. For example, if you have a file named mymovie.MOV or homevideo.VOB , select the MOV or VOB link below, respectively. Sometimes the filter or software you need is for the audio or video track of your video file. To find this out, you can open your video file in free codec analysis software such as MediaInfo or GSpot. Open the file in one of these tools and check the format for the video or audio track. If the audio format, for example, is AC3 then you need to click the link for the AC3 Filter below.
|AC3||Dolby Digital AC3 is the name for audio compression technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories. It is a format commonly used in DVD and Blu-ray disc movies.
AC3 Edition for Windows and Mac adds playback of AC3 audio tracks to DivX Player and DivX Web Player. Learn more.
|DTS||DTS is the name for audio compression technologies developed by DTS, Inc. It is a format commonly used in Blu-ray disc movies.
DTS-HD Plug-in adds new audio format support to DivX Player and DivX Converter, letting you play or convert DivX videos featuring DTS audio. Learn More.
|MOV & M4V||A multimedia container file that is used natively by QuickTime framework. The QuickTime file format is developed by Apple Inc.
Note for Mac users: please download Perian to add support for .M4V files with AC3 audio for OS X 10.7.x or below. An AC3 filter for OS X 10.8 is not available at this time.
|Ogg Vorbis||Ogg is an open source audio format specification and codec for lossy audio compression. Vorbis is most commonly used in conjunction with the Ogg container format and it is therefore often referred to as Ogg Vorbis.|
|Real Media (RMVB)||RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB) is a variable bitrate extension of the RealMedia multimedia container format developed by RealNetworks.|
|PCM||PCM (Pulse-code modulation) is the standard form for digital audio in computers and various Blu-ray, DVD and CD formats, as well as other uses such as digital telephone systems.|
|VOB||VOB is the container format for DVD-Video media, and can contain digital video, audio, subtitles, DVD menus and navigation contents multiplexed together into a stream form.|
|VP8||VP8 is an open source video compression format created by On2 Technologies who was acquired by Google Inc.|
|MPEG-2||MPEG-2 is a digital video standard upon which DVD and ATSC video (most digital TV broadcasts) is based. MPEG-2 based videos are typically identified by a TS, VOB, MPG or SVCD file extension.|
|VC-1||VC-1 is a compression standard for high-definition digital video used in Blu-ray Discs, Windows Media and other streaming formats. VC-1 based videos can be found with M2TS and TS file extensions.|
|HEVC||HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) is the latest video compression standard that promises to deliver visual quality equivalent to H.264/AVC with up to 50% bitrate savings|