What is DivX?
DivX is based on the MPEG-4 compression format. MPEG-4 is a new
standard of video compression that is both high quality and low bitrate. They
are usually only a fraction (around 15%) of the size of a standard DVD, even at
640x480 resolutions, making them the best home video format thus far. They only
take half the time to encode, and yet at the same time is smaller in size than
MPEG-1 - due to their incredible compression technology - some have even called
MPEG-4 the "MP3 of the video world". Quality ranges from net-streaming
quality to DVD and better !!
Why is this site using DivX?
We have been using it for nearly a year for archive purposes. There are many forms of video out there on the net. Usually big and taking forever to download or stream in less than stellar quality. Although it's only now beginning to move out of the underground and closer to the mainstream, DivX simply brings the best video quality to you at a fraction of the size. We want to be able to provide more higher quality videos, in larger screen sizes, in less time and space on your computer. It's not for the novice but the process is really quite simple if you follow these instructions carefully. If you can handle mp3's, you can handle this.
What do I need to do if I don't have it on my system?
It's as simple as downloading the codec below (in step number two) and then using your Windows Media Player to view the clips. The only catch is the version that you need to be using.
DivX Installation Instructions
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