Unique Resource Serves Online Community of Technology and Video Enthusiasts
SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2001-DivXNetworks, Inc. today announced the launch of DivX.com (www.divx.com), an online community for news, information and software downloads related to DivX™ video compression technology and the converging technology and entertainment industries. DivX, often called “the MP3 of video”, is an MPEG-4 compliant video codec (compressor/decompressor) that enables the distribution of DVD-quality video over Internet Protocol (IP) networks at small file sizes.
“We started DivX.com in order to provide consumers with a clear path to navigate the hype surrounding video convergence,” said Jordan Greenhall, co-founder and CEO of DivXNetworks. “A large international community of technologists and videophiles has already embraced DivX technology and digital video. At DivX.com, we’re providing a mainstream destination for everyone else to see what the excitement is about: download the DivX video tools, read the latest news regarding digital technology and participate in forums with other DivX enthusiasts. As the DivX movement continues to expand throughout the entertainment and technology industries, DivX.com will function as a central resource for consumers to witness video convergence firsthand.”
The initial launch of DivX.com includes News, Software Downloads, Video Showcase, Community Forums, and Technical Support sections:
Software (www.divx.com/download) — The place to go for DivX technology downloads, including the world-class MPEG-4 compliant DivX codec, the DivX video player, and a range of video and audio tools.
Showcase (www.divx.com/showcase) –A showcase of high-quality video clips that can be sampled after downloading the DivX codec and player.
Forums (www.divx.com/forums) — A lively and spirited online community for discussion and debate across a wide range of topics related to convergence and digital media.
Technical Support (www.divx.com/support) –A comprehensive resource for online DivX technical support. Includes Frequently Asked Questions about the DivX player, codec and various video tools.
Consumers can turn to www.divx.com on a daily basis for the latest news, information and technical support related to video convergence.
DivXNetworks is a leading technology company that enables the rapid proliferation of video content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks by combining the lightweight, ubiquitous access of the Internet with DVD-quality video performance. The company’s approach is built upon the success of the DivXTM codec, a leading standard for MPEG-4 video distribution with over 20 million users worldwide, and the DivX Open Video SystemTM, a next-generation content delivery system that provides unsurpassed aggregation, promotion, and distribution of video content for mass markets. The DivX codec has been evolved using an innovative approach that combines open source development and comprehensive in-house testing to create a product with powerful brand recognition, rapid product evolution, and pervasive platform integration. DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California, with satellite offices in New York and Los Angeles. For more information about DivXNetworks, visit http://www.divxnetworks.com.