Playing HEVC in DivX Player (Mac)

UPDATE: You no longer need to use the special plug-in below to play DivX HEVC. Simply get the latest DivX Player!

The time has come for ... [drum roll] ... real-time 1080p HEVC video playback in DivX Player for Mac!

Using MKVToolNix for HEVC Muxing

Who's ready to mux? To get started, visit the HEVC Support in MKV page to download the toolset you need to start muxing DivX HEVC video into MKV (binaries and our patched source code). By the time you get through this page, you should have a good understanding of how to use MKVToolNix to make it happen.

Ready to Mux it up?

As a follow up to our DivX HEVC video profiles release, our team is pleased to announce a patch we’re developing to use with MKVToolNix to let you combine a DivX HEVC video stream with audio in an MKV container. MKVToolNix is a great set of tools for creating, inspecting and altering Matroska files. For more info, check out the developer's blog.

With our DivX HEVC decoder on the way and big plans to help enable HEVC video playback on PC, Mac, mobile and consumer electronics, we hope that community tools like MKVToolNix and others will build in native support for DivX HEVC profiles to make it easier for everyone to create their own HEVC-based DivX MKV videos.

Until then:

Let us know what you think, tell your friends, and share results of your muxing efforts in our HEVC Mux Forum. Remember, adding support for a new standard to community tools is not something we can do on our own. Here at DivX, our team actively seeks out and relies heavily on feedback from video experts like you.

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.