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DivX says Merry Christmas with free DivX Pro bundle

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 12 Dec 2007 14:08 User comments (40)

DivX says Merry Christmas with free DivX Pro bundle For a Limited time DivX Inc. Is giving away their DivX Pro bundle which includes the official DivX converter and DivX Pro Codec. These products add multi-processor (SMP) support for faster encoding and decoding with dual CPU or dual core CPU machines. The bundle normally costs $19.99.
When you install the software you'll be prompted for an email address to send your serial number to. Until your serial arrives you can use the 15 day trial versions of each product. Mine arrived nearly immediately.

Nobody seems to know how long this promotion will last so get yours now from the DivX download page. Instructions for downloading, installing, and requesting/entering your serial number can also be found there.

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40 user comments

112.12.2007 14:22

Not a great fan of DivX but got it anyway. Thanks for the great news vurbal!

Dave!

212.12.2007 14:29

Not a huge fan either, but thought I'd give it a try on my Macbook, never used the mac edition before. And hey, free software is free software, why not give it a whirl.

312.12.2007 16:57

Always liked DivX and AutoGK. Thanks for the link!

412.12.2007 18:37

With right settings and encoding application (Like AGK!) a DIVX file or disc looks and plays as well as any standard DVD! Hurray!

512.12.2007 18:43

p.s. I ain't anywhere NEAR new...I juss don't talk much! And clear cookies! ;- )
Be thankful for small miracles!

612.12.2007 21:56

^ So? What's in a name, NEWBIE? :p

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Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. - Groucho Marx

713.12.2007 1:36

downloading now

813.12.2007 1:40

Got it thanks. I was gonna get it another way before it was free... but decided not to.

913.12.2007 1:48
jony218
Inactive

I never look a gift horse in the mouth, that's what I always say. Either way this is an excellent deal, I've use there free dr.divx 2.0 to encode to divx and get near dvd quality at default settings. Recommend every one get this while it's free.

1013.12.2007 4:11

It keeps saying that I'm not online when i try to input my E-mail obviously I am online so i don't know what its talking about can someone help me please thanks for the help.

1113.12.2007 11:24

Is your fire wall blocking it?

1213.12.2007 19:19

Originally posted by silent714:
Is your fire wall blocking it?

Not sure if it is what would you suggest i do, turn it off temporarily?

1313.12.2007 20:18
hieni
Inactive

I keep getting an error saying that the file is not win32 file.

1413.12.2007 22:09

I start Divix Converter as instruted by the email and do not get a screen that looks like the one on the email. I do not have a choice to enter license number. Any suggestions

1513.12.2007 22:48

WTF I don't have the option to enter a serial number I got the number from divx but there is no where to enter it?

Do I have to install yahoo toolbar or sign up for the damn emails to get it?

1613.12.2007 23:51

I had a problem with running Divx Player too..not a win32 file...make a shortcut from the Program File and place on Desktop...you can run it from THERE! ;- )

1714.12.2007 0:23
kubapolak
Inactive

Thanks For the info!

1814.12.2007 3:46

i've just downloaded the free version of Divx but when I enter the serial number they sent me it does nothing.Should I have restarted my computer before entering it?when i enter the seriel number and click on register,it wipes the number off?

1914.12.2007 9:19

Entering the serial number might not work until the trial expires in 15 days. That's when the window shown in the instructions usually pops up.

2014.12.2007 10:06

I already had the trial software installed so I just reinstalled overtop of it, put in the email address and continued, by the time it was done the serial number had arrived in my inbox. I copied and pasted the serial # in the box that appeared when I ran the converter, it took it and the box stayed on screen but the serial # disappeared. I closed the app and restarted it. The trial box that always appeared did not this time, so I'm guessing it took the serial entry but doesn't tell you that it was successful.

2114.12.2007 10:08
Wildrat
Inactive

My download and install was flawless. You fellas having nowhere to put your serial number, did you open DivX Converter program? When I opened the file there was a button in the lower left corner that you press then paste the serial in the box, then your good to go. If that is not happening I don't know what to tell you. Perhaps you had the program already installed previously and registered with another serial and it just upgraded you previous version to this package. Maybe I'm nut's and I'm not really typing this because I'm having an episode.

And like Rude above I'm not new just don't have much to input, there are many more people out here more knowledgable than me with all this stuff, that's why I have SlyFox products. Press a couple of buttons and I have my backup copy to use.

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Wildrat,
Beige Computer, with a couple of buttons.

2214.12.2007 11:28
blueroad
Inactive

as nooby as it may sound i never really understood the benefits of Divx... id appreciate anyone explain to me what is all the fuss about...thanks for your consideration

E.J.K

2314.12.2007 12:11

Originally posted by blueroad:
as nooby as it may sound i never really understood the benefits of Divx... id appreciate anyone explain to me what is all the fuss about...thanks for your consideration

E.J.K
Divx is a format that has failed but some still embrace it. It was intended initially for movie rental but this is where it failed miserably. It does use MPEG4 compression so if you need to compress video to be viewed on lets say an iPod it works pretty well at doing so. There are plenty of other tools to do the same thing so unless you are someone who has tons of Divx CD's or DVD's laying around or you get a Divx formatted disc from someone or from the internet then this would be good to have, otherwise I wouldn't waste my time with it.

2414.12.2007 12:44

I can't even get the email. I installed the version linked to on their page, the bundle, last night and entered my email address in the box while installing. It told me they would be sending the email to that address. It handles my internet fine, since when the install finished it loaded up the community page and upgraded the web player program to a newer version.

I've checked my mail in Thunderbird several times since and there's nothing from them. I went to the Comcast site and my box there is empty. I sure hope Comcast hasn't blocked it as spam!

2514.12.2007 13:44
Wildrat
Inactive

why not get a gmail or some other online mail service and not use comcast. If you use gmail you can also check the spam box to see if important emails are there. If you use FireFox there are extensions/add ons that will allow you to use 5 gig of space for storage. Just a suggestion.

2614.12.2007 13:50

This is great! I've been with DivX almost since the beginning, and after an eight year hiatus "away" from any comps, this is a nice "Welcome Back" Christmas gift. Thanx!

2714.12.2007 21:37
elseany
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by blueroad:
as nooby as it may sound i never really understood the benefits of Divx... id appreciate anyone explain to me what is all the fuss about...thanks for your consideration

E.J.K
Divx is a format that has failed but some still embrace it. It was intended initially for movie rental but this is where it failed miserably. It does use MPEG4 compression so if you need to compress video to be viewed on lets say an iPod it works pretty well at doing so. There are plenty of other tools to do the same thing so unless you are someone who has tons of Divx CD's or DVD's laying around or you get a Divx formatted disc from someone or from the internet then this would be good to have, otherwise I wouldn't waste my time with it.

im just quoting lol xD!!!!!!!!

2815.12.2007 1:39

Ahh! Got the email!

This is great. Assuming it activates okay, thanks a bunch to the DivX folks for this. I'm not a huge user of the format and so never purchased since I've mostly just used it to view a video here and there. Back when VCD was a popular format for converting video to I sometimes made DivX instead. Now that it's pretty easy to make dvd+r video dvd's I mostly do that. I don't have a DivX compatible home dvd player, so that's one good reason I do that. But it's nice that this is available, and for content I don't believe I'd ever use except for on the computer I think DivX is a great alternative still.

As far as another email address, you know I've never had more than a single address that was whatever my current ISP provided. I tend not to sign up indiscriminately to web stuff, sticking to sites I believe are viable. I've always kept spam to a minimum and never saw the need to have an alternative address.

2915.12.2007 8:39
Wildrat
Inactive

Yes, I know what you mean about multiple email accounts. I was the same way just using my RR.com account with MailWasher to help with Spam and all that, then I decided to try Google Mail. I have been nothing but happy with it, rarely any spam, just the stuff I am signed up to receive, or my friends, both of them, plus the ability to store files on Google via FireFox. I don't even use MailWasher anymore, I did download the latest update though since I did go ahead and pay for the pro version a few years ago. Anyway, I better mention something about DivX to keep this on course. That was it.

3015.12.2007 12:17
rkshack
Inactive

I installed it yesterday but have not received my email. How long should it take to receive my code?

3115.12.2007 12:23
hughjars
Inactive

I got my code in seconds.

Thanks Divx, that's a handy little present. I appreciate it.

3218.12.2007 18:04
rickland
Inactive

Where's the information from that link that takes you to a page of alot of other stuff on it. I'm talking about the link to the instructions, etc.

3318.12.2007 18:56
rkshack
Inactive

I still have not received my code. Any suggestions?

3419.12.2007 12:45

You guys should get the code instantly after you install the bundle. You have to open divx converter to put the code in.

3520.12.2007 13:09

Quote:
Originally posted by blueroad:
as nooby as it may sound i never really understood the benefits of Divx... id appreciate anyone explain to me what is all the fuss about...thanks for your consideration

E.J.K
Divx is a format that has failed but some still embrace it. It was intended initially for movie rental but this is where it failed miserably. It does use MPEG4 compression so if you need to compress video to be viewed on lets say an iPod it works pretty well at doing so. There are plenty of other tools to do the same thing so unless you are someone who has tons of Divx CD's or DVD's laying around or you get a Divx formatted disc from someone or from the internet then this would be good to have, otherwise I wouldn't waste my time with it.
Uh, there are/were two DIVX... the DIVX format for rentals-on-CD that failed is different than the codec DivX. They (the codec people) just used the name to make fun of the failed CD format... other than that, they have nothing in common. The DivX codec is pretty popular for compressing/sharing movies... check out DivX on wikipedia.org if you want the whole story. DivX/Xvid/H.264 make up most of my digital library, so having this free version of the drag-and-drop converter is handy.
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3623.12.2007 21:26

Nice update and a great Xmas present however i am happy with the free version

3724.12.2007 1:01
rkshack
Inactive

Originally posted by silent714:
You guys should get the code instantly after you install the bundle. You have to open divx converter to put the code in.
I got mine finally on the 18th.

rkshack

3829.12.2007 7:32
Jodi26
Inactive

I did not get a serial no.I was not asked to send e-mail
I use the link from After Dawn, every thing went smoothly.
I was told I was successful.
I can open everything but no further, I am presented with
a dialogue box asking for serial number.
I now went to see what every one was saying,
and found out I needed a serial no.
Could someone give me some advise, on how
I can get this serial number? or do I have to
uninstall this and start over again?
Perhaps After Dawn, should again give us
the link, Then everyone will be at the same page.
jodi26

3929.12.2007 16:15

Windows: A3NI9M7P47B325A52C26

Macs: 338BSZ759249T26B2M9E

4018.1.2008 1:41

I downloaded & installed it. Got the serial number y email & registered it without peoblems.

However I wonder is what is free about it! After 15 days if I wish to convert a vob or mpeg file to divx I am required to buy mpeg plugin for US$ 20/=.

So what else can I use it with for FREE !!!!

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