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.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
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 DIVX file openers, viewers, etc.
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.