DivxUpdate on Mac (v.9.0.2) trying to connect multiple times per day

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Despite having my 'Check for updates:' preference set to Monthly, Little Snitch is popping up multiple times daily in order to say DivxUpdate is trying to connect to dist.divx.com. Please let me know how to correct this.

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el Rafa

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Official Response
Hey guys! We just released our 9.1 update which includes new fixes/features of DivXUpdate we hope you will enjoy. Update check now occurs every 3 days, instead of every 3 hours. Also, DivXUpdate will clean up all temporary files downloaded.

I'll let you in on a little secret as well. ;-)

Ok, it's not really a secret, but currently our DivXPreferences.app is not tied to DivXUpdate, it's actually tied to a much older legacy update mechanism. We want all of our users to have the best experience possible with our software, but as you can imagine, our schedule is extremely tight with all the improvements we're working on across all of our products. That being said, we have plans for an upcoming release to remove the legacy update mechanism and connect the update check interval option to DivXUpdate. In the meantime, you can change the interval setting by opening ~/Library/Preferences/com.divx.Update.plist and modifying “UpdateCheckInterval”. The value corresponds to the number of days DivXUpdate will wait to check for updates since last checking. You can see by opening this file that the default value of 3 days is already stored.

As always your feedback is much appreciated. We sincerely hope you enjoy our latest release!
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With new(er) versions of Mac OS, some of the Preferences and Library folders are "hidden", so the steps bellow would make them show up and being able to edit the plist file (using some sort of plist file editor, like the free Apple Xcode):
  1. Open up a Terminal application;
  2. type in: cd ~Library/Preferences
  3. type in: open .
  4. find the file com.divx.Update.plist
  5. modify the field “UpdateCheckInterval” (use Xcode or similar) to a hight number, like 28000