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What is Divx

What Is Divx


DivX created by DivX, Inc to enable users to play and create high-quality videos in a fast and convenient way, while maintaining relatively high visual quality. The DivX codec is currently the most popular MPEG-4 based codec because of its quality, speed and efficiency as well as the wide range of DVD players that support the DivX format.
There are two DivX codecs; the regular MPEG-4 Part 2 DivX codec and the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC DivX Plus HD codec. It is one of several codecs commonly associated with "ripping DVD", whereby audio and video multimedia are transferred to a hard disk and transcoded.


The main competitors in the proprietary commercial video compression software market are Microsoft's Windows Media Video series, and Apple Inc.'s QuickTime.

 

While the DivX codec has long been renowned for its excellent video quality, the free and open source Xvid codec offers comparable quality. Both the DivX encoder and the Xvid encoder are compliant with MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 ASP). However, the most commonly used DivX encoding profile (Home Theater) does not employ the same MPEG-4 ASP features enabled in the most commonly used Xvid encoding profile (home).

 

Reference
http://www.divxmovies.com/info/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DivX


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