What's new in DivX 7 software?
The significant advantage of the DivX 7 software release is H.264/MKV playback. There is a tremendous amount of content available today that will now be playable using DivX Player 7.0 or any DirectShow-based media players.
What is included in DivX 7 for Windows (free software download)?
- DivX Player 7.0 with H.264/MKV/AAC playback plus 30-day trial of DFX Audio Enhancer
- DivX Community Codec and DivX Plus HD (H.264) DirectShow filters
- DivX Converter 7.0 with DivX Plus HD (H.264/MKV/AAC) output (15-day trial)
- DivX Pro Codec (15-day trial)
What is included in DivX 7 Pro for Windows (paid software download) bundle?
DivX 7 Pro for Windows costs $19.99 USD and includes everything in the free download, in addition to DivX ASP Pro codec and the full version of DivX Converter 7.0 that includes DivX Plus HD file creation abilities.
What is DivX Plus?
DivX Plus represents a new media solution based on the H.264 codec that will be integrated across the DivX ecosystem in software, content and our DivX Certified Program for consumer electronics (CE) devices.
What is DivX Plus HD?
DivX Plus HD is the name of a new DivX video profile based on the H.264 standard. This new profile will be supported in devices that are DivX Certified for DivX Plus HD. The DivX Certified Program for DivX Plus HD is an extension to our original DivX Certified Program and includes support for DivX video up to HD 1080p (including Home Theater profile) as well as and H.264-based DivX Plus HD video up to HD 1080p with the .mkv file extension.
Why did DivX choose H.264 for DivX Plus?
DivX selected the H.264 codec for the new DivX Plus HD profile based on the broad use of this codec for emerging HD technology. It's the standard used by Blu-ray and DVB-T, and it's already being used in many HD consumer electronics devices.
Why did DivX choose MKV for DivX Plus?
DivX chose the MKV container for DivX Plus video based on its popularity with consumers and prevalence of existing HD content using this container.
What is the DivX Plus HD
If you create a DivX Plus HD file using DivX Converter 7.0, the extension is .mkv. A video created using any other profile in DivX Converter will maintain the .divx extension
Which HD file types are supported in DivX 7?
- AVCHD camera files to address HD video camera manufacturer demand
- QuickTime (*.mov) with AAC audio (these are supported in 6 currently)
- HD transport stream (.ts) H.264 files
What formats can DivX Converter 7.0 convert?
Almost all videos found on the PC, including:
- DivX 3, 4, 5, 6 (.divx, .avi
- XviD (.avi, .divx)
- MPEG-1 (.mpg, .mpe, .mpeg, .m1v,.)
- MPEG-2 (.vob, .ts, .m2v), DV (.dv, .avi)
- all AVI files (.avi)
- WMV (.wmv )
- AVS (AviSynth scripts)
- QuickTime (mov, mp4)
- AVCHD Camera Files (mts, m2ts)
Are there any free trials of DivX 7 available for consumers?
Yes. DivX 7 for Windows is a free software download that includes a trial version of DivX Converter 7.0 with DivX Plus HD (H.264/MKV/AAC) output, DivX Pro ASP Codec, DFX and MPEG-2 plug-in.
Will the DivX 7 software on DivX.com be available in all currently supported languages?
Yes, DivX 7 in all currently supported languages (English, Japanese, German, French and Spanish).
Will DivX 7 be able to play all H.264/MKV content? If not, what are the technical restrictions on file support?
- MKV is a file container that may contain any format, but most MKV files are H.264 with AAC audio. There are some MKV files with AC3 audio, Ogg Vorbis and other formats.
- DivX offers the ability to pass through AC3/AAC/MP3 audio tracks if a user wishes to retain the track as-is in DivX Converter. Otherwise, default will be converted to AAC (with no surround sound).
Will DivX Plus HD files include support for advanced interactive features?
Yes, the DivX Plus specification includes support for advanced features (e.g. chapter points, text-based subtitles and multiple audio tracks). However, for the initial launch of DivX 7 software, DivX Converter 7.0 does not support these advanced features in the DivX Plus HD profile. For future Converter 7.X releases in 2009 we will support creation of files with some advanced features.
What about other DivX Plus profiles (e.g. Mobile, Home Theatre, 720p) for DivX Converter?
DivX Converter 7.0 will contain DivX Plus HD profile and other profiles will be added when they become available.
Besides DivX Converter 7.0, what other software products will be available to create DivX Plus HD files?
The DivX community team is working to include encode capabilities into a variety of tools with the goal of integrating support for the DivX Plus HD profile into third-party commercial applications and open source software.
How does DivX Plus HD file size compare to Blu-ray?
The file size reduction you can expect by using DivX Plus HD is in the order of 3-5 times smaller compared to the Blu-ray format.
How does the file size compare between DivX HD 1080p profile (ASP) and DivX Plus HD profile?
The file size and bit rate are comparable and within the same range.
How much DivX Plus HD content can fit on a DVD?
- Single layer DVD (4.7 GB): up to approximately 90 min of high-quality DivX Plus HD content
- Dual layer DVD (8.5 GB): up to approximately 180 min of high-quality DivX Plus HD content
Are there any changes to the audio support in DivX 7?
Yes. DivX 7 now includes support for AAC audio.
Why did DivX choose AAC audio?
DivX 7 includes support for AAC as the preferred audio codec for DivX Plus HD files because it is a popular and high-quality audio format in MKV files today. Creating a DivX Plus HD file using DivX Converter 7.0, it will automatically use AAC audio. Note that future DivX Plus Certified devices will support DivX Plus HD files with AAC audio.
Will the audio be 5.1 channels?
Yes, DivX Player and DivX Plus HD (H.264) DirectShow filters will support surround sound (5.1 channels).
What are the technical specifications for the DivX Plus
- H.264 (High Profile @ Level 4 with restrictions)
- Subset of existing industry standards: no additional hardware implementation
- Additional restrictions: low cost hardware
- Max bit rate for H.264 decode: 20 Mbps (same as MPEG-4 ASP)
- Clean implementation of MKV specification: optimized for DivX Plus HD
- Additional DivX features: rich user experience, enhanced trick-play, torrent resilient
- AVI 1.0, AVI 2.0 (HD)
- Audio Codecs
- High efficiency AAC
- Studio-approved DivX technology
- Online retailers to offer premium DivX content