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Video Pioneers Since 2000

For 20 years, DivX® has been dedicated to creating better video experiences. Our innovative video technologies for consumers, device manufactures and streaming services are enjoyed by millions of people around the world. With over a billion downloads of our video software and over 1.7 billion licensed playback devices, DivX continues to lead the video revolution.

The DivX Logo Business

The DivX business is focused on three main areas: Consumer Software, Consumer Electronics Licensing and Patent Licensing. We’re proud that our commitment to innovative technology has helped shape how video is enjoyed around the world.

CONSUMER SOFTWARE

DivX creates award-winning software for users worldwide. Our software download enables users to play, convert and cast high-quality video.

  • Over 1 billion consumer downloads
  • Available to a global audience since 2000
  • Hundreds of millions of files created with DivX Software

CE LICENSING

Due to consumer demand, DivX began licensing and certifying our video technology to the biggest names in consumer electronics, allowing users to play DivX video across devices.

  • Licensing to consumer electronics partners since 2003
  • Over 1.7 billion DivX Certified devices shipped worldwide
  • Present and past DivX partners include all leading CE manufactures

PATENT LICENSING

DivX’s patent portfolio was developed by DivX engineers through years of innovation in video technology and includes fundamental inventions that make high-quality streaming possible, improving the overall media experience for end users.

  • Over 600 patents worldwide
  • Strategic patent licensing program began in 2019
  • Partners include leading technology companies, popular streaming service providers and more than 60% of the global smart TV market

How it all started

We have always been obsessed with making video better. The DivX Story begins with Jerome “Gej” Rota. Gej was passionate about video and believed everyone should be able to enjoy the videos they want, how, when and where they want. In 1999, digital video was a frustrating experience. But he believed it could, and should, be an amazing one. So began our journey of innovation.

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2000 2000
2000

2000

DivX founded in San Diego to better compress and share digital video.

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2001 2001
2001

2001

First Video On Demand (VOD) service launched selling movies in the DivX format.

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2004 2004
2004

2004

The first tier 1 DivX Certified® device shipped. The DivX Certification program was created to license and test DivX playback on CE devices.

2006 2006
2006

2006

DivX became a publicly traded company.

2006 2006
2006

2006

Launched Stage6, a high-quality video sharing community to watch and download video.

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2006 2006
2006

2006

Over 100 million DivX Certified playback devices shipped worldwide.

2007 2007
2007

2007

The DivX Connected box released, a hardware platform for streaming media from the computer to the TV.

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2008 2008
2008

2008

DivX adopted in emerging categories such as mobile phones, game consoles, digital TVs and Blu-ray players.

2010 2010
2010

2010

DivX acquired by Sonic Solutions (owners of Roxio software).

2011 2011
2011

2011

Over 500 million DivX Certified playback devices shipped worldwide.

2011 2011
2011

2011

DivX TV, an Internet TV platform offering multi-channel streaming, released on LG devices.

2011 2011
2011

2011

DivX/Sonic acquired by Rovi Corp (now called TiVo Corp)

2011 2011
2011

2011

DivX Plus Streaming released for video streaming devices.

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2013 2013
2013

2013

Over 1 billion downloads of DivX Software to consumers around the globe.

2013 2013
2013

2013

First HEVC consumer software released including 4K/Ultra HD support.

2013 2013
2013

2013

Over 1 billion DivX Certified playback devices shipped worldwide.

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2014 2014
2014

2014

DivX became a private company.

2014 2014
2014

2014

Awarded “Best Ultra HD Codec” from Ultra HDTV magazine.

2015 2015
2015

2015

DivX acquired by NeuLion, Inc.

2016 2016
2016

2016

Facilitated the first ever live 4K streaming event.

2018 2018
2018

2018

DivX divests from Neulion to become a privately held company.

2020 2020
2020

2020

Updated consumer software bundles, including support for Apple’s M1 chip.

2022 2022
2022

2022

Launched Grove®, a location-based video sharing mobile app.

2024 2024
2024

2024

DivX 11 launched delivering ideal video playback and converting.

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Innovation

DivX employees’ innovative thinking has inspired the technology we’ve created over the past two decades, and helped us create a global brand that stands for high-quality video. DivX has also been a committed industry leader, helping to shape the present and future of video by partnering with entertainment providers and technology manufacturers.

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