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DivX Plus 9 is a handy player and all-in-one video tool

Liane Cassavoy | Jan. 21, 2013
DivX Plus Software works well as a desktop media player, but does much more than that. It handles video conversion and file transfers with ease, and works as a DLNA server, too.

I was also impressed by how easy it was. You can drag and drop a video file to the application's main window, or you can browse to find the file you want. You then select the output profile, and click Start to begin the conversion. Video novices may be overwhelmed by some of the output options, which can be confusing if you focus only on the file formats. DivX Plus does label them in plain English ("Plus HD," "Home Theater" and "Mobile," for example) which makes the subtle differences easier to understand.

Overall, DivX Plus is a full-featured video application that's (mostly) easy to use.  If all you need is a desktop media player, DivX Plus wouldn't be my choice: I'd opt for VLC instead. But if your video needs include DLNA streaming and transferring videos to other devices, DivX Plus is for you.


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