Dr. DivX

Dr. DivX 1.x encoding application is no longer available. While there will be no new updates to Dr. DivX version 1.x, there is a new open source Dr. DivX 2.0 version in the works and you can still use your existing copy of Dr. DivX 1.x as well as receive any support you may need through DivX.com. Dr. DivX is an all-in-one video creation package that lets you create DivX video from any source right on your computer in just 3 easy steps. At this time, Dr. DivX is available in an English language version only.

Dr. DivX was designed to let anyone from the widest eyed newbie to the most grizzled expert create high-quality DivX video from any source in just 3 easy steps. Just choose your video, select your settings and click encode. Once encoded into DivX video, you can store entire video libraries on your hard drive without gobbling up precious storage space. Now you can post your video online, burn it to a CD or email it to your friends. And, with a DivX Certified DVD player, you can watch your DivX movies right on your living room TV.

The latest features of the Dr. DivX program are:

  • Change the way advanced audio selection is done
  • Make the Survey Opt-Out
  • New options to set the ouptut resolutions (auto, fixed width, fixed size)
  • Reduce the aspect ratio error range (3.5% to 1.5%)
  • Add progress reporting for divx mux stage (Muxing of big files takes really long)
  • Add support for LockedAutoResize and AutoCrop modes in custom profiles
  • Add a global application-wide preference for width and height modulo factor used for calculating resolutions

Important notes and additional downloads available:

  • You must have drffmpeg.dll located in the install directory of the new Dr. DivX 2.0 OSS
  • The doctor is out. Dr. DivX development was discontinued! (June 16, 2005)
  • Dr. DivX Profiles: ready made Dr. DivX profiles offered by CloneCD – developer of cladDVD.NET software.
  • Dr. Divx Calculator: is a bitrate calculator for Dr. Divx.
  • DivX 6: is the latest and greatest release of DivX, the best compression technology for high-resolution movies.
  • DivX Web Player: allows you to download and playback DivX Video files from within your favorite web browser. It’s the perfect way to enjoy DivX videos online.

The requirements for the Dr. DivX program are:

  • Windows 2000 or Windows XP
  • Pentium III 733Mhz CPU or equivalent for DivX Home Theater profile video
  • Pentium IV 2.4Ghz CPU or equivalent for DivX High Definition profile video 64 MB RAM or better
  • Graphics card with 32MB of RAM or more and supporting 24-bit color or better for DivX Home Theater profile video
  • Graphics card with 64MB of RAM or more and supporting 24-bit color or better for DivX High Definition profile video
  • 24-bit color is recommended for best video quality
  • Screen resolution of at least 800×600 recommended for DivX Home Theater profile video
  • Screen resolution of at least 1024×768 recommended for DivX High Definition profile video
  • DirectX 7-compatible sound card supporting 2 audio channels (stereo) sampled at 16-bit/44.1Khz or better
  • DirectX 9 or higher
Review by Jared Moya

Dr. DivX has an average rating 4.0 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings.