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 1.5 billion licensed playback devices, DivX continues to lead the video revolution.
Technology to enhance how we enjoy entertainment
DivX has always believed in creating a better media future. For 20 years we’ve been providing innovative technology to enable quality digital entertainment experiences on any device. From advancing digital video from choppy, low-resolution output to crisp HD and now stunning 4K — our technology innovations in digital video help consumers around the world create, share and enjoy video. In addition to our consumer software — which has over 1 billion downloads and provides millions of consumers the tools to play, convert and cast their content — we license DivX technology. We partner with the world’s best known consumer electronics brands, who have integrated DivX technology in over 1.5 billion DivX-enabled devices shipped worldwide.
How it All Started
DivX founded in San Diego to better compress and share digital video.
First Video On Demand (VOD) service launched selling movies in the DivX format.
The first tier 1 DivX Certified® device shipped. The DivX Certification program was created to license and test DivX playback on CE devices.
DivX became a publicly traded company.
Launched Stage6, a high-quality video sharing community to watch and download video.
Over 100 million DivX Certified playback devices shipped worldwide.
The DivX Connected box released, a hardware platform for streaming media from the computer to the TV.
DivX adopted in emerging categories such as mobile phones, game consoles, digital TVs and Blu-ray players.
DivX acquired by Sonic Solutions (owners of Roxio software).
Over 500 million DivX Certified playback devices shipped worldwide.
DivX TV, an Internet TV platform offering multi-channel streaming, released on LG devices.
DivX/Sonic acquired by Rovi Corp (now called TiVo Corp)
DivX Plus Streaming profile released for video streaming devices
Over 1 billion downloads of DivX Software to consumers around the globe.
First HEVC consumer software released including 4K/Ultra HD support.
Over 1 billion DivX Certified playback devices shipped worldwide.
DivX became a private company.
Awarded “Best Ultra HD Codec” from Ultra HDTV magazine.
DivX acquired by NeuLion, Inc.
Facilitated the first ever live 4K streaming event.
DivX becomes an independent company.
Updated consumer software bundles, including support for Apple’s M1 chip.
Launched Grove®, a location-based video sharing mobile app.
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. The DivX intellectual property portfolio includes hundreds of patents spanning a wide range of digital video technologies including video encoding and decoding, digital rights management, streaming, content guides and recommendations, content distribution networks, and certain video standards. Our innovations touch multiple and significant aspects of consumers’ day-to-day interaction with digital video. To learn more about our intellectual property portfolio and licensing opportunities, please contact us.