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DIVX codec for Windows Media Player

DIVX codec for Windows Media Player



DIVX codec for Windows Media Player



WMP and DivX

In my article on finding a codec for windows media player I talk about how often, when you download content from the Internet, it can not always be viewed/heard.

This is because the file has been compressed using a codec that is NOT currently installed on your PC.

(Please do read the article if you are unfamiliar with codec's and the "FourCC" codes that are displayed when WMP can not read a file.)

One such codec that you may need installed on your PC is the divx codec for windows media player.

As high speed Internet access becomes ever more available to the masses, so does the ability to share large files with friends and relatives.

The DivX codec is relatively new codec and is based on the MPEG-4 compression standard for video.

The DivX codec is one of the best compression technologies for high-resolution movies. The DivX codec is becoming the standard for high quality video over IP networks because it hits the sweet spot between superior visual quality and small file size. With a broadband connection, you can download a full-length feature film in the time it takes to have a pizza delivered!

If you have come to this page looking for the DivX codec for windows media player it is probably because windows media player has given you a message like:

Unable to render video: DIVX decompressor not found

The solution is to to install the DivX codec and make sure you also have the latest versions of DirectX and Windows Media Player installed.

The DivX download is actually a bundle of the DivX Player 2.1 and the actual DivX codec you will need to install if you want to watch movies that have been encoded in DivX.

If you are just going to use windows media player to view the movie then you probably will not want to install the DivX player.

I personally just installed the codec and now watch DivX movies in windows media player 9 and 10 - depending on which laptop I am using!

It is also worth pointing out:

# That the codec version 5.0.5 (and above) will also allow you to watch ALL DivX movies. e.g. DivX, v3.x, DivX v4.x, DivX v5.x

# Also, if you do not already have DirectX installed on your PC you will need too!

# You will not be able to watch partial movies, ONLY completely downloaded DivX movies.

You can get the plain DivX codec for windows media player here.

- Currently DivX codec v6.8.4 (or higher)

UPDATED - Windows Media Player DVD Plugin's


# For the Windows 7, Vista and XP - Operating Systems

DVD XPack gives you the same technology at a fraction of the price as WinDVD, the world's leading DVD player, used by over 250 million people! FULL integration with Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player 9, 10, 11 or 12. NVIDIA PureVideo technology support for superb picture clarity, and precise, vivid colors on any display!

FLAWLESS DVD playback every time...

Get this DVD plug-in and start enjoying DVDs in WMP with the:

DVD Decoder for Windows 7, Vista and XP Users  


# For the Windows 7 - Operating System

 dvd player for windows media

Get this DVD plug-in and start enjoying your DVDs in WMP with:

The Windows 7 ULTIMATE DVD Decoder


Need a DVD Player with More Advanced features?

The windows media player DVD decoder not enough for you?

If you are looking for a dedicated DVD player with advanced features then look no further than WinDVD 2010 (Standard and Pro editions) - the worlds most popular DVD and Video software for the Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7 computer!

October 2009 sees the very latest version packed with features in two versions to suit any demanding user: 

WinDVD 2010 

For more information visit: Corel Website ..and click the "Standard" or "Pro" tabs!





Kind Regards

Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP (2004-2010)

Marc Liron

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