Items tagged with DivX

DivX is a real feel-good story. Years back, we remember having to search high and low for video players that would recognize and work with DivX files. These days, it's a powerful format that has gained the respect of even major market players. Today, even Denon is coming around. The company has just revealed a new partnership with Sonic Solutions (who owns DivX) that will make Denon's players compatible with DivX Plus. DivX Plus HD video uses the MKV container, and throughout North America, Denon's lineup will be supporting it. Key advanced DivX Plus HD features on the Denon player include support... Read more...
Don't be ashamed if you've never heard of Rovi. Unlike Sony, Microsoft and Apple, Rovi isn't exactly a household name in the consumer electronics universe. But they're taking one step more to becoming just that with a purchase agreement to pick up Sonic Solutions. Sonic is best known today for their content delivery technologies and content partnerships. Lots of streaming media options today rely on Sonic Solutions, and now, they'll rely on Rovi. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $720 million. Rovi describes themselves as providers of "next generation guidance solutions including... Read more...
Does the world really need another content portal? There's already cable TV, Netflix, Hulu, VUDU and Boxee. And now this? Why, sure! There's never enough when it comes to alternative content viewing options, and now DivX TV is coming to select LG products. DivX TV is Sonic Solutions' new comprehensive entertainment service that enables retailers and consumer electronics manufacturers to bring a broad range of web-based content to home and mobile electronics. The service delivers over 10000 videos for now, and it's capable of scaling to premium material as well. Launched in October 2010, DivX TV... Read more...
Move over dedicated media players. Samsung today announced that its upcoming Bada-powered Wave will be the world's first mobile phone to be DivX Certified for HD video playback at 720p resolution. In addition, Samsung said it is working with DivX on HD Certification for its upcoming Android-powered Galaxy S smartphone."We were very excited to become the first manufacturer to offer DivX Certified mobile phones to consumes in 2007, and since that time we've continued to work together to help evolve the mobile video experience," said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Samsung's Mobile Communications... Read more...
When you think "smartphone," names like Nokia, Apple and maybe even HTC come to mind. But LG? Believe it or not, LG is making a serious play to become a serious contender in the smartphone space, and the company's GW620 is definitely a powerhouse that'll get it on the map. Just 1.5 months after it was announced, the company's first Android-powered handset is now on sale in select countries.This model is also LG's first DivX-certified Android phone, enabling it to play back DivX media clips without any extra software or hassle. And look, with a 3" (480x320) display, it's hard to argue that this... Read more...
As the newest addition to Samsung’s BEAT line of portable media players, Samsung’s new R1 is the company’s first DivX Certified MP3 player. The R1 is also the slimmest player in the Samsung BEAT line.The R1 features a 2.6-inch screen and 8 or 16GB of storage space. DivX technology produces highly compressed video that is designed to be played back on mobile platforms with limited storage capacities. In order to obtain the DivX Certified logo, products must undergo a rigorous testing program to ensure they are able to deliver a high-quality DivX media experience. Customers will be able to play back... Read more...
Powerful and Flexible Digital Media Player with Dual-Band 802.11n, Integrated 500GB Hard Drive, Blu-Ray Quality Video Playback and Broad Platform and Video Codec SupportSAN JOSE, Calif. — NETGEAR, Inc, a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, today announced the worldwide availability of the Digital Entertainer Elite (EVA9150), a powerful and flexible digital media player for enabling consumers to seamlessly stream digital content over their home networks to their high-definition home entertainment systems. An ideal solution for serious media enthusiasts,... Read more...
DivX, Inc. today announced that the latest version of the Company's flagship video software package, Version 7 of DivX(R) for Windows, is available for download on the company's newly redesigned website at www.divx.com.The new release of the popular video software is based on the cutting-edge H.264 video compression standard, which allows for high-performance, high-quality digital video at up to 1080p HD resolution. The software is available in two versions, the free DivX for Windows download which supports DivX video playback, and the DivX Pro for Windows download which enables DivX video creation.The... Read more...
Beginning early next year, you’ll be able to buy a Samsung TV with built-in support for DivX movies. The DivX Certified Samsung devices will be able to play DivX media files via an Ethernet connection that is certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance or directly through a USB port. DivX developed video codecs that compresses digital media files so that they can be streamed over the Internet while still allowing for high-quality playback. Samsung currently offers DivX Certified DVD players, mobile phones, and other devices. To ensure the best media experience, products must undergo rigorous... Read more...
Lost in the news at CES about another Sony product (Blu-ray) was the announcement of a deal between Sony and DivX which will allow onlnie retailers to serve up DivX files (legally) and also for those files to be played on DivX-Certified devices. The timing, of course, couldn't be better as PS3 Firmware 2.10 was just released with DivX support. "This milestone agreement lays the foundation for Sony to offer high quality video content in the DivX format to its retail partners for playback on next-generation DivX Certified devices," said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. "Consumers want the flexibility... Read more...