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, Blender and Dragons….Hell Yes

is a proud sponsor of the Blender Foundation’s latest film, Sintel. We’re continually amazed at what a creative group of talented collaborators can accomplish. Building on the success of Elephant’s Dream and Big Buck Bunny, Sintel takes you on a journey with amazing landscapes, struggles for survival and, yes, dragons. The full video is available for streaming and download after the link. More…

A Recap of gdgt Live in Chicago

This was the 2nd stop on the gdgt live tour 2010. The tour kicked-off in Austin, TX during SXSW and this time we were headed to Chicago, IL. Hundreds of tech enthusiasts came out on a rainy night to check out the latest gadgets. DivX showed off some new devices that play DivX video, including the recently launched 1 TB Iomega Director multimedia hard drive and the LG Arena mobile phone. Attendees also had a chance to demo one of the first DivX Plus HD devices that play back MKV video (the Philips Blu-ray player BDP 5100).

We had a great time hanging out with all the DivX users that came by our booth to catch up on everything DivX. There are three more stops left on the gdgt live tour 2010. In July, we will be in Seattle, so if you are in the area, make sure to check back to get all the details.

Check out some photos and a video recap of the event after the break. More…

DivX is Headed to Chicago for the Next gdgt Live Event

A while back, DivX sponsored the gdgt live event in Austin, TX during SXSW 2010. We handed out t-shirts, showed off some of the latest DivX Certified gadgets, and met a lot of awesome DivX enthusiasts. We had so much fun that we are attending and sponsoring the next event in Chicago. If you live in the Chicago area (or you are close enough to drive there), then head on over to the Gallery 2433 on May 12th.

DivX will be there with the latest DivX gadgets, including a DivX Plus HD Blu-ray player from Philips that plays MKV files. We will also be showing people how quick and easy it is to transfer your Internet movies to any DivX Certified device with the new DivX Plus Player. Did we mention we’ll have DivX t-shirts and free DivX Pro Software? You can find all of the details and a map of the location after the break. More…

Launching DivX TV in Style

UPDATE: Check out www.divxtv.com to find more information about DivX TV.

CES 2010 is officially in full swing. Everything is set up, and we will be spending the next few days showing off DivX TV, DivX Plus HD, and more. In addition to our booth at CES, DivX will be hosting a party to celebrate the launch of DivX TV at the Moon Nightclub at Palms Hotel. We’ve invited a few special guests to join us and DJ Danny Masterson will be laying down beats. Various bloggers and journalists will also be there so that they can experience DivX TV firsthand and bring you even better coverage of our new product.

Although the party is a closed event, our booth is open to everyone. Come by to chat with us, or check out a demo of DivX TV. You can find us at:

South Hall 4

Booth ID: 3545MP

Announcing DivX TV

UPDATE: Check out www.divxtv.com to find more information about DivX TV.

Everyone here at DivX has been extremely busy for the past few months. This is always a busy season for us because of CES (Consumer Electronics Show), but this year we have also been getting ready for one our biggest and most exciting announcements to date.

I’m not going to lie to you…it was hard to keep a lid on this one.

But the time has come to pull back the veil and finally fill you in on what we have been working so hard on.

Today we are announcing DivX TV.

So what is DivX TV? DivX TV brings all of your favorite Internet content and services directly to your TV or Blu-ray player without the need of a PC. You can expect a lot of new information about DivX TV to come pouring in over the next couple of days during CES. I will be there to post plenty of photos and videos to this blog as well as to Twitter. For now, you should check out this video to learn more about DivX TV:

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Download the DivX Plus HD version of this video (right click and ‘save as’)

Click here to view the video on YouTube

If you still want to learn more, then visit the DivX TV page at www.divx.com/DivXTV