First DivX Software to Embed High-Definition, Full-Screen Video into Web Pages
DivX, Inc. the company that created the revolutionary, patent -pending DivX® video compression technology, today announced that the DivX Web Player 1.0, the first fully featured in -browser player for DivX video, has been downloaded over a million times in the first week of its release. The DivX Web Player lets anyone embed high definition DivX videos in their web pages or blogs, without using special streaming servers or installing server -side software.
When using the DivX Web Player 1.0, high definition video can play live inside the browser in a special windowed playback mode, or can be displayed full -screen. The new player software is platform agnostic and is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, and every major web browser application. It also allows for progressive download, so large video files can begin to playback even while they are in the process of downloading. Unlike streaming solutions, however, the DivX Web Player allows for the easy saving of the favourite video files by the user while also eliminating the need for a special streaming server.
The DivX Web Player is one of many recent software releases from DivX, including updated versions of the DivX codec, the DivX Converter and DivX for Mac. In addition to advanced interactive features, the DivX technology is optimised for use with dual core and hyperthreaded CPUs in today's latest computers. The DivX Converter 6.1 offers consumers the simplest DivX video encoding application available, while also integrating a large number of new features for more advanced users. And finally, DivX 6 for Mac brings all the latest innovations of DivX to the Mac platform.
'The DivX Web Player extends the ability of DivX to offer a transformative digital media experience for consumers and content creators. It empowers web video at a higher visual quality and wider interoperability than any other video technology on the market,' said DivX, Inc co -founder and general manager for Consumer Software Products and Services, Darrius Thompson. 'Most importantly, users of the DivX Web Player will be able to watch and create video files that are interoperable with millions of DivX Certified DVD players and other devices.'
To download the free DivX Web Player, or any of the other DivX software offerings, please visit www.divx.com/divx/. To see the DivX Web Player in action, visit http://www.divx.com/movies/.
About DivX, Inc.
DivX, Inc. is a digital entertainment company positioned at the centre of multimedia convergence. The company's core offering is the DivX® video codec, among the world's most popular video compression technologies with over 200 million users worldwide. The patent -pending DivX video technology offers DVD -quality at 10 times greater compression than MPEG -2 files, enabling full length films to easily fit on a CD or be delivered over broadband connections. DivX video technology powers a range of applications that span the convergence value chain, from a secure IP -based video -on -demand solution to next -generation consumer electronics products and video software applications. DivX, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, Calif.