DIVX is a multimedia file format.
DIVX is a video stream compressed using family of codecs of the same name, which includes:
The newest versions offer efficient video compression algorithms offering great image quality ans small file sizes. Those are the two main reasons to popularity of DIVX.
The main use of DIVX was compressing 90-minute length movie to fit a single CD. Even the earlier versions of this codec allowed such compression with quality similar to DVD standard. Modern versions of DIVX support 1080p Full HD standard. DIVX files are commonly used for distributing movies over the Internet.
In order to open and play a DIVX files dedicated codec package must be installed on the user’s system and a compatible player. Some hardware platforms also support DIVX playback, such as mobile or stationary video players, game consoles, home cinema setups or multimedia players. Before buying a device it recommended to verify in the documentations that it supports DIVX format.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DIVX files, divided into 5 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DIVX extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Being unable to open files with DIVX extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to DivX-Encoded Movie Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DIVX files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install DivX or one to the listed programs: RealPlayer, Creator NXT Pro, Microsoft Windows Video. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit DivX website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening DIVX files still occur even after installing DivX, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DivX is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that DivX cannot handle files with DIVX may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of DivX is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing DivX (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DIVX files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DIVX file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DIVX file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DIVX file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the DIVX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with DIVX extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open DIVX files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with DivX-Encoded Movie Format files. It may be the case that the DIVX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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