DivX 10 HEVC released, brings up to 50% video compression

DivX 10 introduces the latest codec and enables high quality DivX HEVC video creation and video streaming with existing DivX tools. Based on the newest video compression standard, DivX HEVC strives to deliver up to 50% better compression than its H.264-based predecessor, DivX Plus HD.

DivX 10 is the first software of its kind to integrate support for HEVC video across its products, including Player, Web Player and Converter—providing a free, all-in-one solution for HEVC video.

  • DivX Player delivers real-time, high quality HEVC playback of HM11 encoded video up to 1080p
  • DivX Web Player enables efficient HEVC video streaming featuring progressive playback and download in your browser
  • DivX Converter offers free, simple conversion to DIVX, MKV, MP4 and includes including new DivX HEVC 720p and 1080p video profiles

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265 is a new draft video compression standard and the successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding). Under development by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group, HEVC is designed for encoding (converting) and decoding (playing) video streams that can be stored and delivered more efficiently and economically. Simply put, HEVC can deliver the same visual quality as H.264 with about half the bitrate.

What's New:

  • Player, Web Player support HEVC real time video decoding up to 1080p
  • Converter has new DivX HEVC 1080p and 720p presets
  • Player and Web Player have new matching DivX 10 skins
  • Web Player custom skins can be controlled via a URL
  • Converter and Web Player can support multiple subtitle and audio tracks with HEVC video
  • Three new languages: Russian, Korean, Italian
  • MKV streaming to XBOX via ffmpeg
  • DivX VOD portal to register and manage DivX Certified devices online
  • Converter supports DivX Plus (H.264) video up to 4K
  • Converter has better error reporting for formats not supported with DirectShow
  • Converter accepts muxing of external audio streams for multi-audio AVI/MKV creation
  • Converter allows user to change temp folder settings
  • Converter can shut down, hibernate, or sleep your computer after encoding
  • Player has a new DRM architecture core for better premium content support
  • Web Player buffering indicator is improved for better indication when the video is ready for playback

Download: DivX 10 | 76.0 MB (Free, paid upgrade available)
View: DivX Website | Full Changelog

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