Divx is a popular company that allows electronic media products like portable DVD players to play full-length movies from storage devices like flash drives or DVD and CD-R/RW discs. Divx is capable of compressing these large files while maintaining quality picture without taking too long to do it. You can watch movies you've purchased, record home movies, or view music videos from your favorite bands on a variety of devices - smartphones, computers, game consoles and Blu-ray players. It's the most popular codec today as you'll see products with a Divx Certified® symbol meaning they're certified by the company and are compatible with any Divx downloaded movie you have laying around. It uses the MPEG-4 Part 2 standard of encoding ( which means shrinking digital data for quicker transmission) and decoding (playing it back so you can watch or edit) as its base but also uses Advanced Video Coding (AVC) for HD movies. The encoding/decoding terms are added to give you the word "codec", without which you'd have to wait a lot longer for your movies to download. It's also convenient as you don't have to shop at a store to buy movies, you can just shop online, store 'em on either a flash drive or a re/writable disc, and play them on any electronic device that is Divx certified®. Listed here are a few portable DVD players with Divx compatibility.
The Toshiba SDP93S 9-inch portable DVD player is not only Divx certified, but also Energy Star® Qualified meaning it won't drain excess power saving you money if you're using the A/C adapter. And if you didn't have an outlet to plug it into, the lithium ion battery is capable of keeping the device powered for five hours. It has an SD card slot where you'd store all your Divx movies. And it also supports CD or DVD-R/RW, but it's probably better to store movies on memory cards since they're small and can hold a lot of data. Besides, there's no need to carry a bunch of discs around when you don't have too. With its swivel screen you'll be able to fold it into tablet formation for increased space in tight areas, and with it being light-weight (only 2 pounds), it'll be easy to carry for a child. It also supports your MP3 and JPEG files making this a handy gadget to have around. The average price is close to two hundred dollars, but if you don't mind it being refurbished, you can find a cheap version just under a hundred.
The Philips PD9000 is a 9-inch portable DVD player and is also a Divx certified® product. This one will play multiple DVD/CD formats, has a lengthy 5 hour battery life, and also has resume play feature so turning it off during a movie won't force you to watch the same scenes over again. Also included is a car headrest mount for easy viewing while on the road. It has a widescreen display with 640x220 resolution, and you can convert this to a region free portable DVD player with a simple hack that you can find online. Well reviewed over on Amazon with 4.5 star average, only issues were its size at close to 3 pounds. Other than that, it's another decent portable DVD player to watch your Divx movies on.
The Coby TF-DVD7377 7-inch is a portable DVD with USB and SD/MMC slot compatible device. It's compact with it weighing only a pound, and also has a swivel screen for flexible viewing. Another feature is the anti-skip circuitry which, combined with all the storage compatibility, makes this item unique for the cheap portable DVD player that it is. Usually you wouldn't find something with this amount of connectivity under a hundred bucks, but since it's been out for a little while (released in 2004) it's been marked down considerably. Coby has a newer product that does much of the same stuff, but is compatible with Xvid files instead. Pretty much like Divx, the two aren't really competitors per se - Xvid is a non-commercial codec while Divx is an actual business - but they're often compared as to which is the best. They both implement the base MPEG-4 Part 2 specification (standard definition), but when it comes to high-definition, Divx is capable of employing the H.264 standard of video compression, meaning you can watch Divx movies on Blu-ray players, or just have Blu-ray quality on a computer, a feature not yet available on an Xvid player. That obviously makes Divx seem better, but some prefer Xvid's compression of standard definition claiming it maintains more detail in the picture.
There are plenty of other Divx certified® products you can find on the net. Amazon offers a whole page dedicated to the player, just type it in Google and you're there