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The Best Just Got Better: DivXNetworks Takes MPEG-4 Video Technology to New Heights

November 15, 2001

DivX(TM) is First MPEG-4 Codec to Achieve Software-Based Full-Resolution Real-Time Encoding and High-Definition Resolution Decoding; New Release is up to 78% Faster Using Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor

SAN DIEGO, November 15, 2001-In an industry first, DivXNetworks, Inc. today announced the release of a new version of the patent-pending DivXTM MPEG-4 video codec optimized for software based full resolution (720 x 480) real-time encoding and High-Definition(HD) resolution video decoding. DivXTM 4.11, available for download at www.divx.com/divx, also uses Intel’s Pentium® 4 processor to achieve up to 78% faster encoding speed when encoding video files from a YUV source, which are commonly provided by real time capturing and editing solutions.

The first software-based MPEG-4 technology to achieve real-time encoding at full-screen resolution, DivX 4.11 represents a breakthrough in video compression technology. Optimized to work with the leading multimedia-enabled Pentium® 4 processor, the new version achieves a level of speed and performance previously impossible.

“With these new advancements in real-time encoding and HD decoding, we have once again shown that DivXTM is far and away the best video compression technology on the market,” said Jérôme Rota, co-founder of DivXNetworks (www.divxnetworks.com) and the creator of DivXTM technology. “Pentium® 4 technology allows us to achieve an incredible level of encoding speed, and a great deal of credit must be given to our team of world-class codec engineers for optimizing video performance in amazing ways.”

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. 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. To download the optimized DivX 4.11 codec today, visit www.divx.com/divx.

About DivXNetworks
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.

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