DivX 5.0 has its price after all. If you have the money, you're best off buying the pro version for $30. If you're not ready to pay this amount, you can download the banner-sponsored version from the Web site. This is free, but you will have to put up with the sporadic advertisements, which DivX Networks has chosen Gain to provide. But it is annoying when pop-up windows are used, suddenly appearing on the desktop.
Only the standard version has remained true to old traditions: you get it for free and without advertising, but you cannot use the expanded range of encoding functions. In any case, it is sufficient for playback of DivX/ MPEG-4 videos.
- DivX Codec: Bidirectional Encoding & Co
- Global Motion Compensation (GMC)
- Flow Heater: 1-pass And 2-pass
- Tools For Analog Material: Pre-processing And Source Interlace
- Advanced Parameters: Something New From Something Old
- A Player That Sheds Its Skin
- Revolt: How About "Popping"?
- Test Configuration
- Benchmarks: Athlon Ahead Again?
- Effect Of Settings On Performance
- Impact Of Settings On Output File Size
- Quo Vadis, DivX?