Publish DivX Videos On the Web

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DivX Web Player lets you watch DivX® videos right in your browser. And if you have your own videos that you’d like to share on your website or blog, DivX Web Player is all you need.

If you can copy and paste, you have enough know-how to stream a DivX video from your site. If you scoff at automatic HTML code generators, then our Developer Guide is for you.

Option 1:
Code Generator

Option 2:
DivX Web Developer Guide

Show off more videos
Along with easy HTML code creation, the Code Generator lets you add in recommended videos with your embedded DivX Web Player.

For the developer in you
For video publishers looking for a tool to publish high-quality videos online for free: this Developer Guide, a little HTML and some JavaScript is all you need to get started. (Audience not included;)

The important details
If you choose DivX Web Player for your site, awesome! We like people who use our stuff. In return, we ask that you:

  • Acknowledge DivX
    DivX is a registered trademark and can only be used with permission. When you use DivX Web Player on your site, please also use our trademark disclaimer:
    DivX® is a registered trademark of DivX, LLC, a subsidiary of Rovi Corp.
  • Let them download
    If you publish DivX video on your site, make it easy for your users to get DivX Web Player so they can watch them. Make these download links easily accessible:

    Download DivX Web Player for Windows
    Download DivX Web Player for Mac

  • Link back
    Include a link back to the DivX Web Player blog. It’s a nice way to show others how to use DivX to publish their videos too.
  • Use our stuff (if you want to)
    Grab these ready-made buttons to use on your site to encourage downloads of DivX Plus Web Player. (Remember the installer links supplied above.)
  • Don’t cheat
    Remember the “No Commercial Use” policy you accepted? It applies to everything you download from DivX, including DivX Web Player, our SDKs, etc.


We hope you enjoy using DivX Web Player. If you have any questions, a good place to start is in the DivX Web Player forum.

DivX HEVC Hardware Acceleration: Test Results on Intel Skylake

Enabling DivX Accelerated Options

The DivX Accelerated program vigorously tests and validates that a particular chipset is optimized for decoding and/or encoding of DivX video formats in DivX Software. Until now, DivX Software has offered DivX Accelerated functionality for encoding and decoding of AVC video (H.264/MKV and MP4) and decoding of AVI video (DivX/MPEG-4 ASP).

As of the DivX 10.4 software release, Intel® Quick Sync Video has been enabled natively to the new DivX Player to enable hardware accelerated decoding of HEVC video on computers with supported Intel chipsets. You can enable the DivX Accelerated option in Player’s Preferences.

This is a significant milestone to improve the experience of playing HEVC video, especially at high resolutions like 4K. This experience is particularly improved on the newly released 6th Generation Intel Core processor family (“Skylake”), which uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel Graphics Technology.

The 4th and 5th Generations Intel Core Processor families (“Haswell” and “Broadwell”) offer a form of improved HEVC video playback through partial hardware acceleration support. However, the 6th Generation Intel processors offers full fixed-function decode through Intel® Quick Sync Video that offers high performance decode while also enabling the processor to complete other tasks, improving overall PC performance and responsiveness.

Our preliminary tests below performed on an engineering-build Skylake 2-in-1 laptop confirm these findings. In our testing of 4K HEVC video for CPU Performance, Memory Usage and Frames per Second, all were significantly improved when DivX Accelerated was on compared to the same tests with DivX Accelerated turned off.

DivX265 HEVC Command Line Encoder evaluation

This post details the results of our comparison of the latest version of DivX265 encoder v 1.5, our HEVC command line encoder with HM (HEVC reference encoder), x265 v 1.6 and x264. HEVC test stream Kimono1 has been encoded using QP values {22,27,32,37}. The DivX HEVC profile limits the keyframe interval. For this evaluation we have set the keyframe interval to 5 seconds for each encoding. For DivX265 and x265 configurations have been used that result in approx similar encoding speed and reasonalble quality (Balanced) For x264 preset slow has been used.

Encoding efficiency

The encoding efficiency can be derived from the rate-distortion plot. HM achieves the highest encoding efficiency, followed by DivX265 (balanced, main10), DivX265 (balanced) thereafter x265 (preset fast, main10), x265 (preset fast) and finally x264 (preset slow). The BD (Bjøntegaard Delta) rate has been calculated between DivX265 and x265 and is approx 5.6%. I.e. the DivX265 encoded stream is 5.6% smaller for the same quality.

Encoding speed

The next plot shows the relative speed of each encoder: DivX265 (balanced, main) is faster (~1.3x) than x265 (fast, main) at this preset while, as shown in the plot above, it is also 5.6% more efficient.

In summary, DivX265 can encode this sequence faster and more efficient than x265 at these settings. The encoding speed is approx 16 fps for balanced and faster than real-time, up to 40 fps, for the faster modes while the quality is better than x264 (AVC) for a given speed on this 4/8 core machine.

Encoding settings
Encoder version configuration parameters [tr]

DivX HEVC Community Encoder

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

Download executable (Windows and Linux):