This program has neither Hollywood glamour nor flash. With an awkward appearance and a lack of features, Artisan DVD/DivX Player takes all the magic out of movies and simply does its job passably.
While the program functions as a basic DVD player and can navigate chapters on a disc and manage subtitles and languages, it can’t do much more. For example, the demo version can’t bookmark video, and when we tried capturing a picture from video, we got an error message. Among other flaws, the clunky interface looks decidedly amateurish; the program doesn’t include a help file, and the installer added a desktop shortcut to an unrelated Web site without asking permission.
Overall, if you’re looking for a DVD player and you’re short on cash, Artisan DVD/DivX Player may do the job. Even then, however, you might want to investigate other freeware options.
WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 3.70
Artisan DVD/DivX Player is a DVD and DivX player that utilizes Microsoft DirectX technology and supports almost all of the popular video, audio, and image formats. It can play DVD and DivX files, and supports AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, MP3, JPEG, and GIF formats. Artisan DVD/DivX Player features screen-capture functionality and can bookmark your necessary movie clip to the exact position.
Version 3.70 fixes bug when capturing video image.