How to register a DivX Certified device?

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DivX connects the movies you can purchase or rent online to your electronics devices through your computer and the DivX software. To play purchased DivX movies on a DivX Certified device (DVD Player, PlayStation3, etc.), you will need to complete a one-time DivX VOD registration.

To find movies, click here.

Registering your device for DivX VOD is a simple, one-time setup process. All you need is the DivX VOD code from your device, the DivX Player installed on your computer, and a free DivX Account.

Read on to get a detailed, step-by-step explanation of the process we've shown you above. Once you have your device's code, you are ready to get started.

Download DivX Player

Make sure you have the latest version of the DivX Player (v8.2 Windows and v8.2 Mac) installed on your computer.

Create a DivX Account

You’ll need a DivX Account before you can watch your
purchased DivX VOD content—whether it’s on your
computer or a on a DivX Certified® device.

To easily create a DivX Account, open DivX Player, go to the VOD menu,
and click “Create a DivX Account…” Enter
your information in the spaces provided and click “Create

Register the computer

Once you have created a new DivX Account or have logged into an
existing one, your computer will be automatically registered to that
account. You will then be able to play any purchased DivX VOD content
on your computer.

Register a device

To watch your purchased DivX content on a DivX Certified device, you
need to complete a one-time registration. You can register up to five
DivX Certified devices to your DivX account.

To register your DivX Certified device, open DivX Player, go to the VOD
menu, and click “Register a DivX Certified
device…” Log in or create your DivX Account if you
have not done so already.

Enter registration code & device name

1. Enter the DivX VOD registration code for your device:
To find your
code, check the on-screen setup menus of the device or your
device’s user manual. It will be a code of either 8 or 10
characters under a DivX VOD menu.

Problems with your VOD code? Make sure you've correctly entered a code of either 8 or 10 alpha-numeric characters. Make sure your device is DivX Certified by looking for the logo or checking our complete list of certified models.

2. Create a device name: This is a
nickname that will help you easily
recognize the device in your VOD Manager later on. Try using something
simple that describes the device (like “PlayStation
3” or “Living Room DVD Player”) or the
device’s brand name. Click the “Next”
button to continue.

Save file

3. Download your registration video to play on your
Choose a
location on your computer where the registration video file will be
saved. Pick something easy like ‘Desktop’ or
‘My Videos’ so you know where to find it. Then
click the “Next” button again to go on.

You will see a progress bar that illustrates how much of the download
has completed. Once the download of your registration video is
completed, click “Next” to continue.

Transfer file

4. Transfer your video: Once your
registration video is downloaded, it
needs to be transferred to the device where you will play it. To learn how to do this, please visit our DivX To Go instructions here.

Play file

5. Play your registration video: The
final step in the registration
process is to play your registration video on your device. Just put the
burned disc or USB drive with your registration video in your device,
or navigate your device’s networked or built-in storage file
menus to select your registration video. When the brief registration
video is finished playing, you’re done! Your device is ready
for you to watch your purchased DivX VOD content whenever you want.

You only need to complete this registration once for each DivX
Certified device that you want to play purchased DivX VOD content.

Having difficulties burning or playing the activation file or any other DivX files to a
CD or DVD?

Please check the technical specifications in the user manual of your DivX Certified device for the compatible CD and DVD formats. Many DVD Players only accept "-R" disks (i.e. CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-RW) and do not accept "+R" disks (i.e. DVD+R). If you are not able to play your DivX video that was burned to CD/DVD+R, re-burn it to a CD/DVD-R and try again.

Note: This topic was created from a reply on the I have a problem! topic.
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Update.....This issues has now been resolved! Please retry registering your DivX Certified devices and it should work for you.

One of our servers had decided not play nice, luckily our engineers worked their magic and got it working. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Please let us know if this fixed your issue!
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The purpose of DivX VOD Registration is to allow a device to play DivX videos that have been purchased online at the website(s) of our VOD partners. In order to obtain the videos, it is necessary to install the DivX Plus Player. This is the only way to download and play purchased DivX videos because these purchased videos are encrypted with our Digital Rights Management (DRM) for copyright protection. So, if you are registering your device in order to watch those videos beyond the computer, you would already have the software installed, or would need to install it anyway.

If you have not purchased DivX videos online, you do not need to complete the DivX VOD registration of your device. DivX Certified devices are able to play non-purchased DivX-encoded video files out of the box. Registration is not necessary to play the DivX videos you've converted on your computer and are not DRM-protected.