DivX Codec 6.7 Beta Released!
Welcome to DivX® Codec 6.7 Beta!
We've got a few new high def goodies for you to play with in this version of DivX Codec. First and foremost is support for the DivX 1080HD profile!
The "1080HD Mode", featured in the encoder since DivX Codec 6.4, has been replaced with the official 1080 standard, assuring playback on DivX Certified 1080HD devices. The good news is that this standard forms a feature superset of the original 1080 mode so all of your existing DivX 1080 material should also look great on your new player! So, what's in the feature superset?
One of the new features is the combination of bi-directionally coded frames and interlaced video. Due to limitations in certain chipsets, DivX Codec did not previously allow b-frames and interlace coding to be used together. However, all DivX 1080HD devices will support this pairing, leading to improved compression for 1080i video.
We've also added support for custom pixel aspect ratios, allowing you to take common high-definition formats such as HDV, DVCPRO and AVCHD, and encode them at their native aspects with the appropriate PAR flagged in the video bitstream. Note that this feature requires an 'aware' decoder (e.g. DivX Player or the DivX Video Decoder for DirectShow). For compatibility with generic decoders, it is still best to encode with square pixels. Which leads us on to ...
Format conversion! New in the Video tab of the encoder configuration interface is an easy method of changing the pixel aspect ratio of the video being encoded. If you specify the input PAR and output PAR, then select "Resize to width", the encoder will automatically factor any desired PAR conversion into the resize. The encoder can also compute the output PAR for you if instead you choose to perform a custom resize. You can choose between marking the output video with the closest matching format preset (i.e. Square pixels, PAL 4:3/16:9, NTSC 4:3/16:9) or, if you are using the 1080HD profile, calculating the exact pixel aspect ratio automatically.
Found a bug? Something not working as expected?
If you would like to report a problem with this version of DivX Codec please do these simple things, otherwise it takes us many times longer to track down the problem and fix it:
- Tell us the name and exact version number of the application you are using.
- If the encoder is behaving in an unexpected manner, copy and paste the CLI string from the Settings window. To access the settings window, use the button in the lower left of the configuration window. If you are performing a multipass encoding give us the CLI string for all passes (e.g. 1st and 2nd). This tells us the exact settings you are trying to use.
- If you are encoding, tell us about the source clip (format, resolution, frame rate), and ideally send us a short (less than 10MB) sample clip that reproduces the problem.
- If you are decoding, send us a short (less than 10MB) sample clip that reproduces the problem.
- Tell us about your CPU! We have many performance optimizations in the Codec and a few screenshots from CPU-Z can help us identify which ones your system is likely to use.
Once you've followed the above steps, you can reach us via the DivX.com forums (link opens in a new window), or you can e-mail me directly at amayo (at) divxcorp [dot] com.
- DivX Codec 6.7 Beta is available only in English.
DivX Codec 6.7 Beta is part of the DivX for Windows package and can be installed on top of any prior version of DivX to update it. If you are a registered user of DivX 6 your registration will be retained if you choose to try this beta or if you choose to re-install the last official release of DivX for Windows. During the beta period all users will have access to the full set of codec features.
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