Cheers Harry Lam for the heads up on this well written NINE page review of DivX players, below a blurb from the first page of the review:
Upon upgrading to WinXP, I discovered that my beloved Windows Media Player 6.4 had been replaced by a bloatware version of Windows Media Player 8.0.
Horrified, I started scouring the net for a replacement movie player (specifically DivX players). However, after installing a wide variety of media players on my system, I discovered that Windows Media Player 6.4 had just been hiding on my system (more on this later).
My Ideals of a Perfect Player:
- Easy to use, visually appealing interface (skinable players allow for a variety of looks and interfaces)
- Subtitle support
- Configuration of DirectShow Filters
- Dolby Digital AC3 Decoding with S/PDIF output capabilities
- DivX menu support (DiviDivX)
- Support for multiple audio streams
- Regional Zoom capabilities (zoom up on a certain segment of the screen)
- Rate Control (2x speed, 1/2 speed, etc)
- DeDynamic functionality (pre-amp of files)
- Keeps audio and video in sync
View: DivX Player Showdown! @ Digital Insanity