The release of DivX for Mac version 6.5 includes the first release of an official DivX for Mac player, which provides Mac users with free full-screen playback of high-quality DivX videos on a desktop or through a browser.
This release also marks the first official DivX encoding tool for Macintosh. With DivX for Mac 6.5 users can also easily convert movies into DivX format for playback on all DivX Certified DVD players, portable media players and other devices. The DivX Converter also outputs video files and the necessary HTML code to embed those movies into websites for use with the DivX Web Player.
DivX for Mac 6.5 includes the DivX Converter for Mac, a lightweight, drag-and-drop application that enables users to create high-quality DivX videos from a variety of sources in one easy step. The release also includes the DivX 6 codec for Mac, a Quicktime plug-in that lets Mac users easily playback and export to DivX video from any Quicktime-based application.
DivX for Mac 6.5 is compatible with Quicktime 7 and Mac OS X 10.3.9. The full version of DivX for Mac 6.5 is available for download on DivX.com for US$19.99. The trial version includes a 15-day trial of the DivX Converter and a 6-month trial of DivX Codec for Mac with Pro features. The ability to play back DivX videos does not expire at any time.
DivX is a very popular content distribution format that uses an MPEG-4 (Advanced Simple Profile) compatible video codec in a proprietary combination with MP3 audio in an AVI wrapper. The video quality is very high but the files are not compatible with ISO MPEG-4 playback. Natively QuickTime Player can play some DivX files but will often not play audio. DivX do not note whether DivX for Mac 6.5 is Intel compatible or not.