DivX Live is the newest addition to our end-to-end HEVC solution. An exciting new feature still in beta, DivX Web Player (released in DivX v10.2), will support DivX Live streaming of HEVC video over MPEG-DASH right in your browser on Windows or Mac computers. The sections below will explain the new DivX Live streaming feature in greater detail.
What is DivX Live?
It is DivX’s simultaneous adoption of DASH and HEVC. DivX Live is a new feature built upon the adaptive streaming technology initially launched with DivX Plus Streaming. In technical terms, DivX Live implements the Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over Http (DASH for short) protocol for Live streaming. The following profile specifications are currently supported by DivX Web Player.
Not a fan of using a GUI for your encoding? Or like to work strictly with command line prompts and terminals? Well, this post is for you. Starting with DivX 10.1.1 we added Command Line support to DivX Engine, the same engine that powers DivX Converter for media content transcoding.
Available on Windows and Mac, DivXEngine can be used for any existing profiles or presets, including HEVC.
The folks at MKVToolNix have officially merged the changes submitted by DivX to add HEVC support to MKVToolNix. The latest version of MKVToolNix (v6.8) includes these changes.
No more custom builds and playing with custom binaries, download the official MKVToolNix binaries/installers (v6.8 or later) and mux/demux HEVC video to/from mkv container to your hearts content.
MKVToolNix is a popular set of open source tools used to mux and demux Matroska (mkv) files. The tools used to support AVC, VP8, VC1, and now, with the DivX team's latest contribution -- HEVC!
All set? Now head over to the HEVC Documentation section to learn about Using MKVToolNix to mux your first DivX HEVC video. And while you're at it, don't forget to review the DivX HEVC profiles. As always, we welcome your feedback.