Hey Microsoft—DivX Already Supports H.264 with HTML5 in Firefox

DivX HiQ provides H.264 support for Firefox on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OS

We know not everyone sits around thinking about video formats, but at DivX, we do. This means we’re not much fun at parties—but it also means that we’re always working on solutions to offer the ideal playback experience. For example, HTML5 <video> tag support has been a hot topic over the past year. The problem? Internet browsers support different video codecs and containers and there isn’t a consistent standard that works across all of them. The solution? Install DivX HiQ (which is powered by the DivX Plus Web Player) and get consistent video support on every major web browser, including H.264—even on a Mac.

When we launched the DivX HiQ beta program back in early September at IFA, we never imagined that the likes of Microsoft would pay homage to our HTML5 <video> tag solution with an attempt of their own. We think Microsoft’s approach is pretty cool, but their plug-in only works for Windows 7 users, which poses a bit of a problem for more than 80% of computer users on the planet. More…

DivX Plus Software Wrap-Up

It has been almost a month since we launched our brand new DivX Plus Software. We are very proud of our new software bundle, and we are thrilled that so many others are enjoying it as well. Find a list of some of the highlights and reviews for our new DivX Plus Software bundle after the break: More…

Introducing the All New DivX Plus Software

In January, we announced our plans to bring DivX TV to consumer electronic devices. As cool as DivX TV is however, it isn’t the only project we have been working on. For the past year, we have also been working hard on the latest version of DivX Software. We have redesigned our bundle from the ground up to include more features, a new interface, and a simpler method for transferring videos to your DivX Certified devices. We call it DivX Plus Software.

Check out some of the new features that we are including in this new bundle after the break: More…

The Brand Spanking New DivX Blog!

Yup, you heard me correctly. DivX has its very own official blog. We figured that if this guy can have one, then we can too. The DivX Blog will serve as a place for us to post photos, news, announcements, events, giveaways, and the occasional cat photo. You can still find our official website at www.divx.com. You can also browse over to http://labs.divx.com to find the latest tools and beta applications. There’s still work to be done, but we are very excited to start this. If you have any ideas or suggestions for what you would like to see on this blog, then leave us a post in the comments.