DivX

DivX is a brand name of products created by DivX, Inc. (formerly DivXNetworks, Inc., later purchased by Sonic Solutions and currently part of the Rovi Corporation formerly known as Macrovision), including the DivX Codec which became popular due to its ability to compress lengthy video segments into small sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality.

There are two DivX codecs; the regular MPEG-4 Part 2 DivX codec and the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC DivX Plus HD codec. It is one of several codecs commonly associated with "ripping", whereby audio and video multimedia are transferred to a hard disk and transcoded.

Rovi Corporation has announced that the support for DivX 8.x for Windows, DivX 7.x for Mac, DivX Author and MPEG-2/DVD Plug-in finishes on December 28, 2012, albeit his DivX 9 software remains in development (beta stage).

Read more about DivX:  History, Hardware Support, Competitors

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DivX, Inc. - Initial Funding
... At the time, this put DivX's total equity financing at over $11.5 million ... In May 2004, DivX raised an additional round of $7 million, investors included Draper-affiliate Zone Ventures, WI Harper Group, Draper Atlantic, Wasatch Venture Fund, Springboard-Harper, Tim Draper, Cardinal Venture ... DivX, Inc ...
Stage6 - Technical
... Stage6 accepted DivX or Xvid encoded files up to 1080p60 ... The video playback was based on the DivX codec and required the user to download and install a web browser plug-in in order to view video ... Since the DivX Web Player was designed specifically for viewing videos, streamed on extremely high quality, high resolution videos were made possible under ...
Stage6 - Copyright Issues
... In December 2006, Universal Music Group (UMG) sent a cease and desist letter to DivX, Inc ... DivX removed the videos in question but were reapproached several months later by UMG who proposed a licensing agreement and suggested DivX pay $30 million ... Anticipating legal action, DivX filed a preemptive lawsuit against UMG on September 6, 2007, asking for a declaratory ruling to affirm Stage6's legality under DMCA safe harbor provisions ...
Stage6 - History - Shutdown
... On February 25, 2008, DivX announced that they would shut down Stage6 on February 28, 2008, stating that they were unable to continue to provide the attention and resources required for its continued operation ... On March 11, 2008, DivX Inc ... offered to acquire Stage6 prior to the site being shut down by DivX ...
Dr. Div X
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