DivX v6.8.0.11

DivX is a collection of products which includes the DivX Codec, DivX Player, DivX Converter, and the DivX Web Player. The DivX Codec has become popular due to its ability to compress lengthy video segments into small sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality. It uses lossy MPEG-4 Part 2 compression, also known as MPEG-4 ASP, where quality is balanced against file size for utility. It is one of several codecs commonly associated with "ripping", where audio and video multimedia are transferred to a hard disk and transcoded.

No changelog is available at the time of posting.

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Here we go, changes (from the ReadMe):

Following up on the improvements we added for HD support
in the 6.7 release, we've added additional optimizations
to our decoder to take full advantage of multi-core
computers. These latest advances allow the decoder to
perform up to 50% faster on multi-core machines making
HD content playback even better!

Additionally we have added the option to utilize custom
quantization matrices into our encoder. This will allow
you die-hard perfectionists to fine tune the encoder for
specific content types such as anime or CGI.

Would be nice if you could edit the post to include the changes information.

Tantawi said,
I like the sound of this changelog! now I know why you're called "Avi" ;)

Yeah, I like the sound of it too (would be great for my Core 2 Duo). And lol, my user name on Neowin is Avi just because that is also my real name...

Avi said,

Yeah, I like the sound of it too (would be great for my Core 2 Duo). And lol, my user name on Neowin is Avi just because that is also my real name...

Aha, sorry then, no offense meant

necrosis said,
People actually pay to encode stuff in DivX?

It's not expensive and the HD mode works great, so yes.

i agree XviD (Koepi v1.1.3) is nice ;)

although i dont do HD stuff as it seems x264 is the standard for HD stuff.

don't like the new build, everytime i open a folder with some videos in and have mpc open and playing at the same time, as explorer is scanning the video files mpc will go all slow and the video becomes a slideshow and 58% cpu usage on mpc and explorer crashes.

this is on vista 32bit.

gone back to divx 6.7, just prove to it was divx at fault, I tried other codecs, ffdshow, xvid, nero and all were fine, then reinstalled 6.8 and it went all laggy again.

Staying with 6.5
had video color issues, improper video aspect ratios, trouble playing multiple files at once etc

Yeah, something is broken in this version. The decoder runs with low priority, as soon as the CPU usage gets up, videos stop playing (you can still hear the sound though), when the CPU usage gets low again the videos plays ultrafast to get back to the position the sound is.

I disabled it for the time being and use XviD now, until they release a new version, hopefully fixed.

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