MADE IT MO BETTA’ To follow up on last November’s release of DivX Plus Software 9, we’ve been working hard to make our awesome software even better. Our latest version (9.1) delivers the same great video creation and playback capabilities you expect, along with some new features and a host of improvements. Here are the highlights:
Playback core: Start watching your videos faster with the new and more efficient DivX Player core
Adaptive streaming: DivX Web Player now supports DivX Plus Streaming™ so you can enjoy purchased movies and TV shows without buffering right in your browser
MKV streaming: Use DivX Media Server to stream those MKVs to your PS3 without CPU-intensive transcoding
New subtitles: Already supported in devices that are certified for DivX Plus HD. DivX Converter now supports the popular MKV subtitle formats SSA/ASS
Video rotation: Great for videos captured on your phone, DivX Converter lets you rotate videos from portrait to landscape or vice versa
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265 is a new draft video compression standard and the successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding). Under development by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group, HEVC is designed for encoding (converting) and decoding (playing) video streams that can be stored and delivered more efficiently and economically. Simply put, HEVC can deliver the same visual quality as H.264 with about half the bitrate.
As of today, HEVC is officially ratified by the ITU Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). And since we’re one of the leaders in digital video, we have already been working on developing the next-generation DivX video profile based on this new H.265-based standard (get a refresher on existing DivX profiles). Once deployed in software and licensed to consumer electronics companies, we’ll be among the first to deliver tools to create HEVC content and DivX Certified devices on which to play it back. More…
We all have them in our lives: friends and family members whose quirks are infinitely more mockable than giftable. For those difficultly lovable caricatures, here are our personality-driven present suggestions.
For the Person with Everything:
Sharp LC90LE745 90″ LED Smart 3D TV
What to give a 1 percenter known to take some technology risks? No, not a twentieth anniversary Mac or a safe deposit box for that 24 carat gold USB drive. Try the world’s largest LED TV. This 90″ beauty features built-in Wi-Fi, full HD Active 3D, DivX Plus® HD certification and support for BestBuy’s CinemaNow. Oh, did we mention the $10,999.00 MSRP? More…
In case you haven’t heard me shouting in excitement as I run through the streets, we just launched the latest version of DivX Plus® Software. I know, it’s about time, right? And as always, we believe in making great software available to everyone who wants it, so go get your free download now.
We’re proud that our latest offering delivers the same great video creation and playback you expect, along with more freedom and features than before. Learn more about DivX Plus Software or read on for a quick recap of why it’s awesome… More…
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…
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…
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!
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.