DivX Alternatives

    DivX is described as 'A professional and reliable software solution that provides you with the latest codecs and enables high quality DivX HEVC video creation and video streaming' and is a popular app in the CD/DVD Tools category. There are more than 100 alternatives to DivX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DivX are HandBrake (Free, Open Source), MPC-HC (Free, Open Source), SMPlayer (Free, Open Source) and MPC-BE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 26, 2021

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      VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player.
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    1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
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    2. MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.
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    3. SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you play.
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    4. MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. MPC-BE is based on the original Guliverkli project and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project, contains additional features and bug fixes.
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    5. Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

    6. MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder.
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      MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.
    7. The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format such as TS (also from Technisat Digicorder), VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others.

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    8. The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library!
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