DivX Player beta 2 for Mac OS X now available

“If the first time was good, the second time should be better! Right? Well when it comes to the Beta 2 release of the DivX Player for Macintosh, that’s exactly what you get! An even better player than we playered before! Um, er, well, you get the point! With a slew of bug fixes, additions and refinements this new release is marching headlong towards being what we believe will be coolest movie player for the Mac! Ever! No kidding,” DivX Labs writes!

More info and download link (Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later required) here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy” for the heads up.]

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27 Comments

  1. Legit question, not being a jerk:

    Why would someone select the DivX format OVER Quicktime? I use Handbreak to encode my DVD library to iPod format. Should I be encoding the DivX instead? If not, then I don’t see what the excitement is.

  2. Hey MDN: your new McDonald’s Flash ad breaks your comment submission scheme on FireFox for Windows XP. I would rather use a Mac at work, but since I have to use a PC, I’d atleast like to use FireFox!!!

    The actual issue is that the Flash overlay that makes the hamburger image must be overlaying the submit button because right clicking the submit button gives Flash Player settings. Also, Firefox only displays the blue background, not the hamburger itself.

  3. Why would I want to use the DivX player to play DivX files versus using Quicktime or Mplayer to play DivX files? What advantages does the DivX player have over the others? As long as you have the DivX codecs installed, you should be able to use Quicktime/Mplayer/VLC or whatever player you want.

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