DivX 6.1.1 codec for Linux developers (Tux: We still love you!)
It's been a little while (ok.. 3 years ;)) since we last released a version of the DivX codec for Linux. Following our 6.1 major release for Windows back in December we've been busy fixing all the issues that have been reported to us in order to make 6.1.1 very stable. Now that work on 6.1.1 is complete, we have decided not only to release the Windows version, but a Linux version too.
What's new since DivX 5.0.5 for Linux
A complete version history for the DivX codec is available on DivX.com, but here are a few of the highlights:
- A faster decoder
- Better support for generic MPEG-4 playback
- Faster, higher quality post-processing
- Improved bi-directional coding (including multiple adaptive B-frames)
- "Fastest" and "High Performance" encoding modes
- Rate-distortion optimized encoding modes ("Better quality", "Extreme quality", "Insane quality")
- Much improved compression for equivelent quality
- Optimizations for newer processors
- Updated VBV for improved support for DivX Certified devices
- Two psychovisual enhancement modes
- Quality optimized H.263 quantization method
- Support for 4MV motion compensation
- New resize methods
- New encoding modes
- .. and lots more!
DivX 6.1.1 codec for Linux is free and includes DivX Pro features.Known issues
- This version does not support multithreading.
- Provided in this package are libraries, headers, and API documentation for developers. To use the DivX codec for Linux the libraries must be leveraged from an application calling the API.
Click below to download the DivX 6.1.1 codec for Linux. An End User License Agreement (EULA) is included in the archive. You must agree to the terms of the EULA to use DivX for Linux. To view the EULA and unpack the files please execute the install script included in the archive.
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