Renesas Wins DivX Plus HD Certification, For MKV Files on Your Phone

The DivX Corporation has awarded its first DivX Plus HD certificate to Renesas Mobile, producer of several HD-capable system-on-chip processors. Any phone that features Renesas Mobile's SH73704 will therefore be able to manage full HD 1080p playback, including the popular HD content ripping format MKV. In this age of… » 2/16/11 3:40am 2/16/11 3:40am

DivX Acquired By Sonic Solutions With Hollywood Streaming in Mind

DivX Inc, the company that owns the codec which made your early 2000s movie downloads look actually not too bad, is being acquired by Sonic Solutions, a content delivery company, for a reported $300 million. Sonic's been working in circular media like CDs and DVDs for years—they own the popular Roxio brand—but is now… » 6/02/10 1:05pm 6/02/10 1:05pm

Hollywood Studios Strike DivX Deal for Download-to-Own Movies

There are a ton of devices that support DivX playback (the PS3, DVD and Blu-ray players, etc), so news of Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros agreeing for their movies to be downloaded in DivX for the first time is actually pretty interesting. And any added competition for iTunes and Cinema Now is only going… » 8/26/09 8:01am 8/26/09 8:01am

1080p DivX Support Coming to LG HDTVs in May

LG has announced support for full 1080p DivX video in their new line of TVs, which begin shipping in May. LG has always been quick to try out new—if sometimes marginal—technologies in their TVs, like DivX playback from mass storage, which LG introduced in 2007. Similarly, this feature is great news for those of us who… » 4/27/09 4:34am 4/27/09 4:34am

Giz Explains: Every Video Format You Need to Know

Once upon time, video codecs and formats were really only the concern of AV nerds, anime freaks and hardcore not-so-legal movie downloaders. Now, even the most part-time of geeks has to deal with them, whether they're trying to stream a flick across their house with an Apple TV, dump some video onto their phone or… » 11/20/08 2:15pm 11/20/08 2:15pm

HP Mediasmart Connect HD Video Streamer Lightning Review

The Gadget: HP's Mediasmart Connect, a networked receiver that plays back H.264, DivX, XviD, MPEG-2, WMV video, photos, and even connects to your Media Center to act like an extender. It's also expandable space-wise with HP's Pocket Media Drives, and supports 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11a/b/g/n. It comes in a glossy… » 10/07/08 4:00pm 10/07/08 4:00pm

LG's HS102 Projector Has Divx Player Aboard, 2-Hour Battery

Projectors, unless they're of the mini- or HD-kind tend to have me thinking "meh..." apart from LG's new HS102. 'Cause though it has just 800 x 600 native resolution with switchable 4:3/16:9 ratios, it's got Phlatlight LED illumination tech that gives it a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 150 lumen brightness and it's got a… » 10/01/08 10:30am 10/01/08 10:30am