Version 4.02 of MPEG-4 Video Compression Technology Offers up to 20% Faster Encoding Speed, Improved Visual Quality
SAN DIEGO, November 1, 2001-The newest version of the DivXTM video codec (compressor/decompressor) and player received over 1 million downloads in just over two weeks, with well over 5 million downloads recorded since the launch of DivX 4.0 in June. The DivX 4.02 Codec and Playa Bundle currently ranks as the fifth most downloaded application at CNET’s popular Download.com web site (www.download.com), ranking number one in the “Multimedia and Design” category. DivX 4.02 has steadily climbed up the Download.com Top 10 list in recent weeks, with a user approval rating exceeding 90% and 455,594 downloads last week alone.
DivXNetworks estimates over 25 million total downloads of DivXTM video technology since its launch in late 1999, positioning DivXTM as the most popular and widely distributed MPEG-4 based technology currently available. DivXTM video compression technology enables full-screen, full-length, near-DVD quality digital video at up to 7 times greater compression than MPEG-2 files, allowing viewers to download a full-length feature film in 30 minutes or less over a broadband connection.
“The overwhelming consumer response to the newest release of our MPEG-4 compliant DivX codec and player clearly establishes our technology as the de facto standard for high-quality digital video over IP networks,” said Jordan Greenhall, co-founder and CEO of DivXNetworks (www.divxnetworks.com). “Our world-class team of codec technologists continues to stay far ahead of the pack, constantly optimizing the core codec technology and improving speed, performance and overall visual quality.”
The DivX 4.02 Bundle is available for download at www.divx.com/divx for private consumer use. DivX technology is also available for commercial licensing. For commercial inquiries, contact the DivXNetworks licensing department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.divxnetworks.com.