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What are DIVX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DIVX file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DIVX files.

What is a DIVX file?

A .DIVX file is a DivX encoded video file.

Files containing the .divx file extension are high-quality video files that have been compressed in size to be distributed via the Internet.

DivX is a brand of video codecs developed by DivX, LLC. All codes have one common goal: Reduce the size of the video data as much as possible while retaining as good picture and sound quality as possible.

Video compression is done to save storage space, but perhaps more importantly, also to save network bandwidth when streaming the videos over the internet.

Although the video's file size becomes smaller when put in the DIVX file format, there is very little loss to the picture quality. This is why the DIVX file format is one of the preferred formats for online video distribution and P2P file-sharing networks.

DivX files can be played on all platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

How to open DIVX files

We have identified three DIVX openers that are compatible with this specific type of DIVX file.

Programs that open DivX encoded video files

Last updated: September 29, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DIVX files. Remember, different programs may use DIVX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified

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