What’s new in DivX 7 for Mac software?
DivX Player for Mac now plays DivX Plus HD (.mkv) videos and H.264/AAC/MKV files from the Internet and sports a brand new design with translucent windows, cleaner play controls and an on-demand seek bar.
What is included in DivX 7 for Mac (free software download)?
- DivX Player 7.0 with H.264/MKV/AAC playback, brand new UI, and premium content playback
- DivX Community Codec 6.8.3
- DivX Web Player 1.4
- DivX Converter 1.3.1 (15-day trial)
- DivX Pro Codec 6.8.3 (6-month trial)
Are there any free trials of DivX 7 for Mac available for consumers?
Yes. DivX 7 for Mac is a free software download that includes trial versions of DivX Converter 1.3.1 (15 days) and DivX (ASP) Pro Codec 6.8.3 (6 months).
What is included in DivX 7 Pro for Mac (paid software download) bundle?
DivX 7 Pro for Mac costs $19.99 USD and includes everything in the free download, in addition to full versions of DivX (ASP) Pro Codec 6.8.3 and DivX Converter 1.3.1.
Which HD file types are supported for playback in DivX Player 7 for Mac?
- QuickTime files (these are supported in 6 currently)
- .mkv with .aac audio (new in DivX Player for Mac)
Will DivX 7 for Mac be able to play all H.264/MKV content?
- 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.
- Today DivX “whitelists” AC3, meaning if a user has an AC3 decoder already on their computer, DivX Converter and DivX Player will use it. In the future we could whitelist additional audio codecs if they’re installed on the user’s PC.
What other Mac 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 for Mac. Currently there are not any applications that specifically support DivX Plus file creation but Handbrake for Mac does support creation of MKV files with H.264 and AAC.
Are there any changes to the audio support in DivX 7 for Mac?
Yes. DivX 7 for Mac now includes support for AAC audio in MKV and AVI files.
Will the audio be 5.1 channels?
Yes, DivX Player for Mac will support surround sound (5.1 channels).
Which languages will DivX 7 for Mac be offered in?
DivX Player 7 for Mac will be available in all currently supported languages (English, Japanese, German, French and Spanish). DivX Converter for Mac 1.3.1 and DivX Codec for Mac are supported in English, French, German and Japanese. DivX Web Player is supported in English only.
Will DivX Pro 6 for Mac still be supported?
DivX Pro 6 for Mac will not be supported or available for purchase starting April 15th, 2009. DivX Pro 6 for Mac includes DivX Converter 1.3 and DivX Pro Codec 6.6. DivX Pro 7 bundle will be offered for purchase and all free products (DivX Player and DivX Web Player) will still be supported