There is no dedicated DivX player Mac app, since the system doesn’t support that codec natively. While a DivX installation addon is available for Windows, macOS only has the discontinued Perian plug-in. If you want to play MPEG-4 Part 2 DivX and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC DivX Plus HD, use third-party players. Elmedia Player can open these codecs without any additional plug-ins.
Elmedia Player is the right choice for playing DivX on Mac. Its features improve audio, video and subtitles. You can also create screenshots, playlists and bookmarks. This free video player for Macs supports many rare codecs, like DivX, so you don’t ever have to worry about compatibility again.
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2. Open the DivX file in one of these ways:
3. Now you can watch the video.
DivX is a commercial implementation of MPEG Part 2 and the AVI container file. Allegedly, the DivX codec was competing with h.264 at the time of release, but it hasn’t been updated for years. The old AVI-based container was made to implement features not available in .mp4 (chapters and menus, for example). And DivX Plus HD is just h.264 in an MKV container.