-{For those of you unaware, DivX is video playing software that allows you to view certain types of video. It also comes with a conversion tool that allows you to easily convert video into a format that can play on the player. I found the latter useful enough at converting videos that wouldn’t otherwise play on the Pocket PC that I purchased it a couple years ago}-

Divx6: Would you like to upgrade to Divx 8.0? It comes with tons of new features and a better codec and it’s better than Divx6 in every possible way!

Me: No thanks

{one week later}

Divx6: Would you like to upgrade to Divx 8.0? It comes with tons of new features and a better codec and it’s better than Divx6 in every possible way!

Me: No thanks

{over and over again}

Divx6: Would you like to upgrade to Divx 8.0? It comes with tons of new features and a better codec and it’s better than Divx6 in every possible way!

Me: Okay, fine. I am tired of arguing about this. Upgrade.

Divx6: Yay!

{Ten minutes later}

Divx8: You have a trial period of 15 days.

Me: Trial period? What? I had a license!

Divx8: You had a license for Divx6. You have to pay for Divx8 if you want to use it. What, do you think our programmers work for free?

Me: Well, I already paid for Divx6 and Divx6 worked just fine. Uninstall.

Divx8: Noooooooo…

{After the uninstallation of Divx8 and reinstallation of Divx6}

Divx Installer: Are you sure you want to install Divx6? Divx8 is available.

Me: Install Divx6!

Divx Installer: {sigh} Okay.

{Upon opening Divx6 for the first time}

Divx6: Would you like to upgrade to Divx 8.0? It comes with tons of new features and a better codec and it’s better than Divx6 in every possible way!


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2 Responses to Conversations with DivX

  1. Bob V says:

    I think you have unlocked the secret as to how Microsoft can finally get people to stop using XP.

  2. Mark says:

    You might be able to find that updater program in the program’s folder and delete it like I’ve done for Adobe’s ridiculous updater.

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