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Divx Plus? Any free/good alternatives?

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Hi guys, I'm trying to find a video conversion tool for auto converting numerous videos from their current file type into .mkv or a suitable format (For an old Divx connected box)

I have several video converters but they are for specific file types and I read that Divx plus may do the Job but I don't want to fork out for the full version if it's no good.

what say the Software gurus of neowin?

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I'm in favour of Handbrake http://handbrake.fr/

I'm sure there are some GPU accelerated tools that might work well for you >.<

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I'm in favour of Handbrake http://handbrake.fr/

I'm sure there are some GPU accelerated tools that might work well for you >.<

I used to use handbrake years ago when I had an iPhone, I didn't think it was very good at the time but that was years ago so I'm sure it's greatly improved, does handbrake have GPU acceleration?

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Handbrake is one of the most universal converters out there.. what all formats\containers are you working with?

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Can't you just change the filetype/container to mkv? I use metafox from shark007.net, fast, free, dead simple, works perfectly.

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ALso consider HandBrake-svn5379_x86_64-Win_GUI.exe versions, more upto date.

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Also gpu encoding isn't the same QUALITY as CPU although its faster.

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I read that Divx plus may do the Job but I don't want to fork out for the full version if it's no good.

There's no need to pay for any software when there are plenty of free (and much better) alternatives e.g. Freemake Video Converter and Xvid4PSP.

You could even use ffmpeg for this job if you figure out the correct command-line parameters to use.

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What about avidemux?

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Seriously, don't bother with Handbrake/re-encoding if all you need is a change of file container to .mkv.

Metafox is a simple as it gets, but mkvtoolnix is equally fast.

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