DivX Networks releases DivX 6.0 Media Format



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Womble used our news submit to tell us that the popular video codec DivX has been upgraded to version 6.0. Altough codec might no longer be the best name to describe DivX as this new…

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I woder: 1. Will “DivX-Certified” standalone DVD players, that have already been sold, recieve a new firmware update that will enable them to play such files (the other option is that only new models that have built-in support for DivX 6 would be able to do that…)? 2. Will XviD offer similar features in the upcoming future (maybe the development is in progress already now)?


RatDVD Baby !!!:slight_smile:


Nowadays, who really cares about divx ? :B


A correction to my first remark: Old DivX-Certified players would be able to play DivX 6 files (will a firmware update be needed?), but will not support all of its features.


Well the Matroska and MP4 container formats (and Ogg Media to a lesser extent) have had these features for a while now, so it’s not like the DivX team are leading the way with regard to these new features. The MP4 standard, while relatively new, has already been implemented in some standalone DivX/XviD players. XviD is an open source codec - I highly doubt the development team wish to, or will pursue their own media format.


A summary about Divx6 compatibility -> http://www.divxtest.com/article.php3?id_article=67


Xvid seems good enough for most - in every test I have seen, where Mpeg 4 is concerned and not MS, XviD always beats DivX for quality across the tests. XviD will be improved. Ogg already incorporated many extra features within an encapsulated avi format.


.ratDVD anyone? :smiley: