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What is DivX

DivX® is the name of a popular video compression technology developed by DivX, Inc. It is an MPEG-4 based codec which allows videos to be highly compressed whilst still maintaining a high quality image. The codecs delivers high efficiency and conversion speed and DVD's can be compressed up to 1/10 of their original size, fitting onto a single CD whilst still offering excellent quality video.

Why use DivX

The DivX codec has been around for quite sometime and watching videos encoded in this format does not restrict you to the PC. DivX offers a certified program and which has a presence in over 100 million shipped devices such as DVD Players, Mobile Phones and Media Players. Using this standard format means you only have to maintain a video in one format and this can then be played across all your home media and portable devices.

In late 2008, DivX launched its newest certication program for devices, DivX Plus™ HD and in Jaunaury 2009, DivX® 7 was released, enabling playback and creation of high definition H.264 video.


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