DIVX File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DIVX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DIVX for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DIVX openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DIVX

While we know of one file format using the .DIVX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DIVX file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
GOMPLAYERGOMPLAYERUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
DivX PlayerDivX PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
BSPlayerBSPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DIVX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DIVX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!