About Peggy Gartin

Peggy Gartin is the community marketer at DivX. When not training for movie marathons, she can be found dodging zombies, standing in line at Comic-Con, or homebrewing beer.

Stream to Your Biggest Home Screen with DivX Player

Want to stream video to the biggest screen in your home? Of course you do. And you can! Just download DivX Software and use its DivX Media Server, included free in DivX Player, with a DLNA compatible device.

Here’s how easy streaming gets with DivX:

(Watch this video on YouTube.)

Easy! Got questions about DLNA streaming with DivX Media Server? Check out our support forums.

DivX HEVC 4K at CES – today!

DivX is driving the adoption of the HEVC standard across the video industry sooner than anyone expected, and this was made clear at our exhibit during CES 2014.

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For those who don’t know, HEVC is a new compression standard that promises to deliver video with up to 50% bitrate savings at the same quality as H.264. And 4K is a video resolution with four times the pixels of 1080p.

Just a year ago, industry analysts were saying that HEVC adoption for consumer content services was at least 5 years away and that devices wouldn’t support the standard until about 2015. But the DivX team is set on proving them wrong. In September 2013, we launched DivX 10, the first consumer software to enable high-quality DivX HEVC video creation and playback. We beat VLC, Media Player Classic and GOM Player, and in just 3 months, DivX 10 has been downloaded more than 15 million times. We are also working with key chipmakers MStar, Broadcom and ST Micro to enable DivX HEVC 4K playback in televisions and set-top boxes. More…

DivX Plus Streaming Featured on Broadcom-Powered Set-Top Box Solutions at IBC 2012

As recently announced on the Broadcom Connected blog, Broadcom’s IPTV set-top box platform has achieved DivX Plus® Streaming Certification.

“By supporting the very latest in DivX Plus Streaming capabilities, Broadcom continues to deliver the next-generation in digital living – enabling users to easily download, stream and enjoy content virtually anywhere, anytime,” said Stuart Thomson, senior director of product marketing, Broadcom. More…

The Secret Art of DivX Certification

When you see the DivX® logo on a device, how do you know it will play your DivX movies beautifully? Because we’ve tested it…a lot. Each Blu-ray player, tablet, TV or smartphone makes it into our certification lab for some serious testing before it’s bestowed with the DivX Certified® badge. Certification Technician and foosball hustler Amy McDonald tells us just what it takes to get a device DivX Certified. More…

5 Surprising New Ways to Get Your DivX On

How and where do you get your DivX on? In your living room? On the subway? In your car? For a dozen years, people have turned to DivX to make their videos small and portable, while still playable at high quality. Now, thanks to DivX, you can watch a favorite movie or TV show practically anywhere. Here are 5 new ways to get your DivX on that I bet you didn’t know.

Read on to find out how you can win one of these DivX Certified devices!

#1 – Upgrade your TV

Philips SoundBar Home Cinema Speakers (model #CSS5123)

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Why You Need DivX Now More Than Ever

Without it, you miss out on the freedom to play your favorite movies where you want

Not long ago, an article came out on Lifehacker called What’s the Difference Between All These Video Formats, and Which One Should I Use?

The article was a largely-useful breakdown of what the layman might need to know (and not know) about portable video formats. It talked about why video files need to be compressed and decompressed, gave a short history of codecs and containers, and pointed the reader toward a likely path to successful ripping and sharing of their favorite movies and TV shows.

But like most simplifications of complex things, it got some parts…well, wrong. And of course we noticed the errors that had to do with DivX.

Allow us to do a little DivX myth-busting!
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DivX Presents: Two Minutes with the Samsung Galaxy Note

DivX device advocate Jim Styn shows us what’s so cool about the Samsung Galaxy Note™, a new smartphone that’s larger than an iPhone and certified to play DivX HD video.

You’ll be relieved to hear that while it sports a 5.3-inch screen, guys won’t need a man-purse to carry it around.

Nice Thundarr the Barbarian shirt, Jim!

No video? Download the DivX Plus Web Player.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

I Want My Foreign Films

A moviegoer reveals Oscar’s annual problem


The only three Oscar-nominated films I couldn’t see this year

Back in the ‘80s, a commonly-heard rant was “I want my MTV.” It was, of course, a marketing ploy by MTV to get their channel added to cable systems. We were supposed to rise up as consumers and demand this channel like it was a birthright. But we really did want our MTV, so we asked for it, and before long we had it.

Here’s what I want today: I want my foreign films. More…

Oscar® 2011 Picks and Predictions

A movie fan sorts the best from the rest in this year’s Major Award Movie Sprint


Image courtesy Greg in Hollywood (Greg Hernandez), CC 2.0

I’ve seen an awful lot of movies in the past month, all so I can have an informed opinion on Oscar night. Here’s who I predict will win an Oscar, and who I’d give it to if I could.

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In a perfect world, I would say “Screw the haters!” and choose The Tree of Life. But as innovative as it was, Hugo edged it for pure ingenuity…which will mean nothing in the face of The Artist’s juggernaut. More…