100 Million+ Consumer Electronic Devices with DivX Support

Since the launch of the DivX Certification program in 2003, DivX Incorporated's consumer electronics partners have shipped over 100 million DivX Certified video devices. The 100 million devices represent over 2,500 individual product models that fully support the playback of high-quality DivX video files, including DVD players, DVD-recorders, portable DVD players, digital still cameras, mobile handsets and in-car devices. Standalone DVD players constitute the largest device category for DivX, and the company estimates that 32% of all DVD player units sold worldwide support DivX video playback.

"In practical terms, there are now over 100 million devices sitting in the hands of consumers that can easily playback high-quality video from the PC or the Internet. These devices offer a bridge between the exploding online video space and the traditional consumer electronics industry, and we're extremely pleased that our partners continue to recognize the value of the DivX brand to global consumers," said Kevin Hell, Acting CEO of DivX.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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Or make it default with Windows Media Player. Maybe support OGM and OGG and KVM while they are at it. But Microsoft must protect their monopoly firstly, consumers second.

This is a good reason to force Microsoft to separate media player from OS and sell it at a reasonable development price. And no automatic download from Windows Update, and no click-to-buy link. Same chance as competition.

A strong and independent brand would not think twice to implement support for these filetypes. It would be a market they need to cover if they wanto stay on top.

Eudora and Pegasus email clients would have an immense better chance. Not to mention Netscape.

Actually the Xbox 360 does support xvid/divx... because it can play advanced simple profile MPEG4.
The only thing it doesn't support is the avi container. If xvid files are put in a mp4 container it will play them fine.

errr. My post is right above yours.... it supports "advanced simple profile" MPEG4.. which is what xvid/divx is. It doesn't support the avi container format. Most video files are in avi so it just looks like it can't play xvid.
What people should be complaining for is support for avi files... The 360 will play MPEG4 video fine.

So with a 'DivX compatible DVD player', does that mean I can make a data CD/DVD with all my avi video files, and play them without using some special video burning software?

Exactly, my house is loaded with 3 DivX/XviD players and they are all a lot better than MPEG container video. It can fit about 2 seasons of Family Guy if all the episodes were at 640x480 res on a single layer DVD. Regular DVD Video can get there too but with dual layer discs which is a bit of a waste.

How about MPEG4? DVD players are starting to incorporate it, and H.264 is the preferred format for YouTube and iTunes Store. I predict MPEG4 will win out in the disc-less future.

erm if not does, not because of that mpg4 is a mobile standard used in cellphone nokia phones record at VGA mpg4.
in youtube flash video is still standard they are doing a mobile version for mobile devices m.youtube.com.
works great on my n95

Neomac v6 said,
How about MPEG4? DVD players are starting to incorporate it, and H.264 is the preferred format for YouTube and iTunes Store. I predict MPEG4 will win out in the disc-less future.

MPEG4 is a whole group of formats including DivX and XviD, it already has won in the disc less present because no one wants to use MPEG2 (much bigger filesize, worse quality).

Thanks for that clarification! I guess by MPEG4 I meant MPEG4 H.264.


Joseph21 said,
in youtube flash video is still standard

Apparently they're re-encoding their catalogue to H.264 and encouraging members to upload in that format too. Integration with AppleTV and iMovie '08 are further evidence.

Well i got a nice surprise last year when after buying a super cheapo DVD player from a place called Dick Smith Electronics basicaly the same as radio shack in the US... when i accidentaly put a disc in with just a xvidmovie.avi on it into the player and blow me if it didnt start playin the damn thing as if it was a dvd movie disc it wasn't advertised as bieng able to do it on anything good score on my part at $79.00NZD versus $149.00NZD for the one advertised as bieng able to it'll also play DivX MP4 mpeg4 mov h.264 :nuts:

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