Tag: 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.
The “DivX” brand is distinct from “DIVX” that was a former video rental system developed by Circuit City Stores which required special discs and players to function. The winking emoticon in the early “DivX ;-)” codec name was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the DIVX system. Although not created by them, the DivX company adopted the name of the popular DivX ;-) codec. The company…

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