Generally it is hard to fault DivX as a format, and its software is very well put together. The main concern is how widespread the use of DivX has become compared to some other formats. DivX has been working on a H.264 version (Project Mayo) but it has yet to be launched. Until then, DivX will be a successful MPEG4 format, but not necessarily the most popular.
This program is bundled with two 15 day trialware programs (DivX Converter 6.5 and DivX Pro Codec 6.8). It's also bundled with that miserable Yahoo toolbar, so if you install this garbage despite my warnings, be sure to uncheck that option during setup. Finally, this whole mess is WAY more than you need, contains too many modules and you can't select which of them to leave out during setup. You have to uninstall what you don't like after installation is complete and that uninstallation does a very poor job. Leaves garbage all over your hard drive which you have to manually delete. Overall, I give this bundleware (it's not freeware, IMO) a 2 out of 10.
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