I guess those kindly guys at DivX must be feeling generous this Christmas. As one of our eagle-eyed colleagues at insideTonic’s Spanish sister site, OnSoftware spotted, the company is currently offering the Pro version of its popular player for free. The main benefits of DivX Pro over the standard version are a more powerful advanced codec converter, better performance for users with dual processors, and six new coding modes for fine-tuning video quality.
If you’re interested (which any self-respecting videophile should be) then get your skates on because the offer is only available for a limited time. The download includes the video codec, converter, player, the browser plug-in, and the DivX Content Uploader. You also get the Yahoo! Toolbar, which, of course, you don’t have to install if you don’t want to.
“How do I get it?” I hear you scream? First off, download either the Windows or Mac version of DivX Pro before clicking ‘Install’. Enter your email address when prompted in the installation dialogue, and you’ll be sent a free serial number. Now open the DivX Converter, click ‘Enter Serial Number’ and type in the code you received. Hey presto, an early Christmas present to help you get the best out of your favourite seasonal movies.