Retailers To View Hardware DivX Players

Providing North American retailers with a first-hand look at the most popular video technology since the introduction of DVDs, DivXNetworks, Inc., the company that created the revolutionary,patent-pending DivX video compression technology, will demonstrate a range of DivX video software and consumer electronics solutions at RetailVision North America, held April 26-29 at the Hyatt GrandChampion in Indian Wells, California.

DivXNetworks will showcase a number of technologies to top retailers at RetailVision, including secure playback of DivX video-on-demand content on DivX Certified DVD Players; DivX video playback on handheld and portable devices; High-Definition DivX video playback at a fraction of the file size of broadcast HD files; conversion of DV home video footage into DivX using Dr. DivX video software for nearly 20 times better compression, and more.

DivX technology, often called the “MP3 of video,” is among the world’s most popular video technologies with over 120 million global users. DivX provides 7-10 times better compression that MPEG-2, the DVD standard, with no loss in quality, enabling users to save a full-length film on a single data CD for playback on DivX Certified devices or easy distribution online. The standard for highly compressed, high-quality video, DivX achieves better performance and visual quality than any other video codec on the market, including Windows Media 9 and MPEG-4, and it is estimated that over a billion DivX files exist today.

With the DivX Certification program for consumer electronics devices, DivXNetworks is leading the way to PC-to-TV convergence by ensuring that DVD Players, portable devices, set-top boxes and other devices from major OEMs can seamlessly playback high-quality DivX video created on the PC on televisions and home theatre systems. DivX Certified DVD players from major manufacturers such as Philips and KISS Technologies are currently on sale at retail stores everywhere, with millions of additional devices expected to ship this year.

“DivX video is a global phenomenon that is powering an entire ecosystem of consumer technology products, from millions of next-generation DivX Certified devices to video editing and creation software from companies like Roxio and Intervideo,” said Kevin Hell, chief marketing officer and managing director of DivXNetworks, Inc. (www.divxnetworks.com). “We’re excited to provide retailers with an overview of how the DivX video experience can add real value to their customers across a range of products and devices.”

For more information on RetailVision North America, visit www.retailvision.com. To learn more about DivXNetworks, go to www.divxnetworks.com.

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