DivX Announces First Digital TV Chip with DivX Plus® HD Certification from Market Leader MStar
Next-generation DTV chip guarantees playback of DivX Plus HD 1080p video playback with advanced features in the MKV container
San Diego, CA– October 26 2010– DivX®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), today announced the DivX Plus® HD Certification of the latest range of MStar Semiconductor digital TVs (DTVs) chips. This is the first MStar DTV chip certified to power DivX Plus HD video based on H.264 technology and using the MKV container, which maximizes digital media playback for high definition video files and Hollywood movies.
DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supporting the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available at www.divx.com, the newly released DivX Plus software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video, premium Hollywood content in the DivX format, and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio that were created with third-party tools.
Known for great performance, visual quality, and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides consumers with a comprehensive digital media solution that supports the majority of high-quality Internet video on their TVs or other consumer electronics devices.
In addition, DivX also supports the secure playback of major Hollywood titles from major studios and many online movie download sites now distribute Hollywood content worldwide in the DivX format.
“MStar’s adoption of DivX Plus HD technology will enable strong adoption in digital TV products,” said Matt Milne, General Manager and Executive Vice President, DivX. “This DTV chip is an important milestone for the DivX Plus HD program and an exciting step towards deployment in a new range of consumer electronics devices.”
Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.
DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment—the PC, television and mobile devices. Over 300 million DivX devices have shipped into the market worldwide from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content
providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.
For more information about DivX video, visit www.divx.com.
About Sonic Solutions
Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) enables digital media from Hollywood to home. For more than a decade, Sonic product, service, and technology brands including Roxio®, RoxioNow™, DivX®, and MainConcept, have fueled home entertainment, powered rich digital media functionality on a range of platforms for a variety of partners, and inspired unique personal media experiences for hundreds of millions of consumers. Sonic technologies are now combining to deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs that provides consumers instant access to premium entertainment from virtually anywhere. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California. Learn more at www.sonic.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This release may contain forward looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of DivX Plus HD. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in Sonic Solutions' annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with Sonic Solutions' most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Sonic Solutions does not undertake to update any forward looking statements.
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