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DivX for Macs - Elmedia Player

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Sep 10, 2021

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.

Play DivX on Mac in Elmedia Player

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.

Elmedia PRO unlocks a powerful video tuner, a 10-band audio equalizer, unlimited streaming and much more. You can also stream local files, including your DivXes, to a Smart TV or an Apple TV through the use of AirPlay 2 and DLNA. All that for $19.95 - an excellent price!

Elmedia DivX Player for Mac

How to play DivX on Mac with Elmedia Player

1. Download Elmedia Player for free from this site.

Download DivX Player for Mac

2. Open the DivX file in one of these ways:

  • Drag the .divx to the Elmedia dock icon, or to the player window.
  • In Finder, right-click the file. Choose to "Open With", then select Elmedia Player.
  • In Elmedia Player, choose "File" from the Menu Bar, then "Open", and navigate to the file.
Open DivX on Mac with Elmedia Player

3. Now you can watch the video.

What is DivX and why is it so popular?

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.

What is DivX?


We know that you might have some questions, so we’ve gathered the most popular ones to give you some clarity. Here they are:

Good question! There is software like Elmedia or DivX Software, that are downloadable from DivX Inc. website, that you can install on your Mac and play DivX files.

Glad you asked that. It’s safe yes. Just be careful that you download it from the official developers’ website.

Unfortunately Quicktime can’t play videos in .dix format. As a result you’ll need to install DivX on your Mac so you can play such videos. In case you don’t have such video files then there’s no need to install it.

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Requirements: macOS 10.12+ , 89.42MB of free space
Version 8.2(2985) (29 Nov, 2021) Release notes
Category: MultimediaApplication