DivX Converter CLI Mode

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.

Using DivXEngine

On Windows: locate DivXEngine.exe in “C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Transcode Engine”

On Mac: locate DivXEngine.exe in “/Library/Application Support/DivX/DivXEngineBundle.bundle/Contents/MacOS”

Note: Converter’s CLI, same as the GUI, will always output streams in a container (.avi, .mkv, .mp4). If you are looking to output raw HEVC bitstreams, be sure to check out our DivX HEVC Community Encoder, which outputs bitstreams. Raw bitstreams can be used with Converter or other mux tools such as MKVToolnix.

Example Usage

  1. Transcoding to HEVC 4K profile:
    DivXEngine.exe -i "c:\testclips\test_avc.mkv" -o "c:\testclips\test_hevc.mkv" -p hevc4K

  2. Transcoding DVD to PLUS HD profile:
    DivXEngine.exe -i "c:\DVD\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_0.IFO" -o " c:\testclips\VTS_01_0.mkv" -p phd

    Or you also can use one of the VOB files. In any case if IFO file presented all DVD will be transcoded.
    DivXEngine.exe -i "c:\DVD\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_1.VOB" -o " c:\testclips\VTS_01_0.mkv" -p phd

  3. Burn DVD subtitles in Home Theater profile:
    DivXEngine.exe -i "c:\DVD\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_1.IFO" -o "c:\testclips\VTS_01_0.divx" -p ht –b

    Transcoding DVD with subtitles in Home Theater profile:

Muxing DivX HEVC in MKV

Last updated on Tues, 03/04/2014 by Geno James

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.

DivX HEVC Community Encoder

DivX HEVC Team is excited to announce an updated version of our command line encoder for HEVC!

Download executable (Windows):

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