DivX Codec 6.4 Released!
- 1080HD encoding mode DivX Codec now includes a 1080HD encoding mode allowing you to create full size 1920 x 1080 resolution video in high quality DivX format. Videos encoded using this new setting are suitable for playback on fast desktop computers and are more likely to play on future hardware devices than videos encoded using unconstrained mode, and unlike unconstrained mode, 1080HD encoding will be available for free in the DivX Community Codec. Both 1080i and 1080p encoding is supported.
- New fast 1st pass rate control mode When you need to produce a video that has to hit a target file size, multipass (e.g. 2-pass) encoding is the way to go for maximum quality consistency, but have you ever wondered which settings can you safely tweak to make a multipass encoding run faster without introducing serious quality problems? Now the DivX 6.4 codec can take care of this for you. By selecting the new "Multipass, 1st pass (fast)" rate-control option the encoder will automagically adjust your settings during the first pass to maximize the encoding rate, so there is no need to manually change all the settings in the configuration window for every single pass. Even better than this, we've included new optimizations for the fast 1st pass that can reduce even the default "Balanced" mode encoding by up to 35% on a single core PC! Much larger reductions can be seen for higher quality modes.
- High efficiency resize filters We have enhanced the resize filters in the DivX 6.4 codec such that they improve the overall quality/compression of the encoder. The new resize filters reduce encoding rate by approximately 10% over the 6.2.5 codec, but with typical 1:1 aspect correction achieve the same video quality with 15-20% less bitrate (measured using the "lanczos4" filter).
- Improved support for interlaced video New colorspace transforms designed to prevent displaced chroma for interlaced content improve video quality over previous releases. The quality of the built-in de-interlace preprocessing has also been improved.
- Adaptive noise reduction
The 6.4 codec introduces a new option for noise reduction. Changing the noise reduction option to "Auto-Detect" will cause the preprocessor to adjust the noise reduction level as necessary to reduce grain and low-light noise from the picture without significantly degrading the video. This setting is particularly useful when the noise level various throughout the clip - a common trait for DV cameras in indoor or low-light conditions.
- 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.
- DivX Codec does not yet support Microsoft Windows Vista.
- Download DivX for Windows 6.4 (15.1MB)