Thursday, January 17th 2008

AMD Xilleon Processors to Get DivX Video Support

DivX, a digital media company, today announced a licensing agreement with semiconductor supplier AMD. This agreement will allow AMD to include DivX video technology with specific AMD Xilleon processors to power a broad range of next-generation digital TVs worldwide. "We are committed to delivering a true multimedia experience with AMD Xilleon processors providing excellent visual quality and interoperability across a number of high-definition digital TVs and platforms," said Dave Di Orio, corporate vice president and general manager for AMD's DTV Division. "DivX video is a highly attractive feature that we believe complements AMD technology to offer real value to our DTV OEM customers and consumers."

"Our goal is to create a seamless media experience where consumers can enjoy high-quality video on any kind of device, and AMD is an excellent partner to help realize that vision," said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. "Digital televisions are an increasingly important element of the 'three screens' that define the digital media experience today - the PC, the television and the mobile device, and we believe our agreement with AMD will help improve the media experience for consumers."

The two companies will work together to achieve DivX Certification for specific AMD Xilleon processors. Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.Source: DivX
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6 Comments on AMD Xilleon Processors to Get DivX Video Support

#1
Wile E
Power User
Hmmm, so this could mean TVs with native Divx support. Throw a usb port or card reader on there, and you're set to go. I like it.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Most DivX players come with generic MPEG-4 format support. So along with DivX we could expect support for some other formats as well.
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#3
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Wile E
Hmmm, so this could mean TVs with native Divx support. Throw a usb port or card reader on there, and you're set to go. I like it.
+1, exactly what i was thinking.
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#4
tkpenalty
Thats totally awesome :D. I hate having to encode vids just to be able to play them on TV.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: tkpenalty
Thats totally awesome :D. I hate having to encode vids just to be able to play them on TV.
get a DVD player with divx support they cost sub $50
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Wile E
Power User
by: cdawall
get a DVD player with divx support they cost sub $50
Or better yet, if you have a supported device, just download tversity, and stream it to your tv.

http://tversity.com/support/devices/
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