Divx will soon stop working just as it already has with Chrome due to browsers removing npapi support. This is due to security reason's. Read this post viewtopic.php?f=137&t=106919
Firefox 2016 date unknown. (For now 1-22-2016 Divx works in FF)
I have spent many hours on the Divx forums reading to see if there is any news to Divx keeping up with the browser changes. Which I have not found. So for Icefilms to keep up with the times things as always have to change, and the Chrome users only had the VLC/Flash option. Which I had read in many posts complaining about this problem for them.
Now I've also read 1 post complaining about the flash player option being gone. Again times are changing Flash is also going away https://threatpost.com/flashs-farewell- ... ay/115545/
again for security reason's, as you can remember the last big Flash exploit when browser's disabled Flash themselves. HTML5 will replace Flash. This is also going to happen this year 2016 date unknown. (For now Flash works 1-22-2016)
So all this being said Icefilms was looking at in the near future having only the VLC player for a option for streaming.
Well instead of waiting around till the last minute. I thought we should be proactive, and come up with a new option before being forced to rush into something. I've been researching this for almost a year now, working with a few others talking back and forth. This .m3u playlist option is what we decided on. It was for 3 reason's. 1. It was simple, 2. It was compatible with lot's of players, 3. The user could choose their player. Now some of you may say playlist? the VLC option was .xspf which was also a playlist so nothing new here just a different format that is more compatible because the .xspf is VLC's format only.
Now I'm sorry that Divx does not support .m3u that I know of. I do not have it installed as I do not like the player. It has to many problems for me just as Russ pointed out it will not handle some new encoding methods/codec's. Unlike a lot of other free players do with no need for installing codec packs which are OS based might I add.
So to wrap this explanation up in a simple statement times change, coding changes, software changes, nothing about computers stays the same this is just a fact.
Now this change may or may not last we will just have to wait to see what the future holds.