Once user authorization has completed, the DivX Player begins downloading the video file. It gives real-time feedback on completion percentage and also information on how long it calculates you will need to wait to view your video, or time-to-play. Time-to-play is dependent upon the size and length of the video being downloaded and your Internet connection speed.
One of the features of the DivX Player is progressive download. The DivX Player estimates your average bandwidth throughput and allows you to start playing your video while it's downloading. It allows you to do this by determining that your playback speed is slower than your download speed and/or you have downloaded enough of the video that your playback won’t catch up with your download. So, if you have a DSL or Cable connection, you may only have to wait a few minutes to start playing back your 90-minute video! And DivX VOD is not streaming, so you only have to download the file once. Once you complete download, you don’t have to wait for the video to be pushed to your computer again or be interrupted with variable bandwidth speed and the annoyance of buffering, because you will be playing your video from your hard drive!