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How Stage6 Changed the Video Sharing Game

In 2006, DivX® was a thriving technology company with a popular video codec used by millions of people around the world. DivX technology was integrated into tens of millions of DVD players and consumer electronics devices from major manufacturers, enabling consumers to playback DivX videos on their televisions. Th…

The DivX Open Video System: A Forerunner of the Streaming Revolution

Video streaming services have never been more popular than they are now. With dozens of different streaming providers, it feels like virtually every movie or television show ever created is available for anyone to watch, anytime on any device. But the streaming video nirvana that we now take for granted seemed lik…

COVID, Coding & Collaborating

By Francis Chan On March 16, 2020, three days into a seven-day Belize vacation, I found myself canceling and rebooking flights as part of a hasty return to California due to the rising case numbers from COVID-19 and uncertainty in the global travel situation. My wife and I landed back home on March 17 to a “shelte…

The Birth of the DivX Revolution

Jerome Rota didn’t set out to create a digital video revolution—he just wanted to show off his work and maybe attract a few clients along the way. In 1999, Jerome (nicknamed “Gej”) was a young compositing animator and video engineer living in Montpellier, France. Fresh out of school, Jerome was looking to cre…

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