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DivX 5 (DivX® Codec for Mac OS)

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divx511installer.sit (2.08 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (5.52 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (5.57 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
This app works with: SheepShaver,

The DivX® software is the next point version beta release of DivX® video technology and has shown to give a substantial improvement in visual quality when compared to previous releases. The core features responsible for video quality have been overhauled and significantly improved, this includes Rate Control, motion estimation, b-frames and psychovisual modeling. There has also been the addition of a really great new feature called the "DivX Feedback Mode" which displays various user chosen information such an Quantizer, Bits, SAD, PNSR, etc.. over your video while encoding in a separate GUI which allows you to immediately see how the features you have chosen to use for your video are used. The overall GUI has also been redesigned so that it is more user friendly for general users and advanced users.

What's new in version 5.1.1

• Psychovisual modeling disabled by default.
• Cosmetic GUI changes have been made to avoid confusion when using MV reuse and specific performance modes.
• Deinterlacing is back in the Standard codec.
• Added bottom field first encoding.
• Pass-through mode has been removed due to video/audio sync issues.

Encoder fixes:
• DivX 5.1.1 encoder is up to 112% faster (standard mode) than 5.1 (up to 30% faster than 5.05).
• Standard mode is 105% faster than 5.1.
• The Quality produced by "Fastest" has been significantly improved.
• Blinking bottom line in "fastest" mode fixed.
• Various Cosmetic CLI fixes.
• New CLI option "-tff" for "top field first".
• Green output when exporting from a resized movie in Mac OS X 10.3 fixed.
• Inappropriate font in Feedback Window in Mac OS X 10.3 fixed.
• Fixed AVI incompatibility with hardware devices

Decoder fixes:
• Resolved a severe performance hit when using the Deringing mode in Postprocessing.
• Avoids buffer overruns with extremely small picture sizes (less than 80x32).
• Issue with n B frames and Deblocking fixed.

Architecture: PPC

System Requirements

• 400Mhz G3 or faster
• Video acceleration card with QuickTime support (ATI, NVIDIA)
• QuickTime 5 or later
• Mac OS 8.6 or later (includes OS X)
• CarbonLib 1.2.6 or later


MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2011, February 23 - 5:43am

dead link?... no way, i have tested it and it works perfectly!

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by shinratdr - 2010, November 27 - 4:27am

The link seems to be dead, but I found an alternate.