By Ed Oswald, BetaNews
January 3, 2005, 11:57 AM
DivX is most known for its codec that allows for the creation of much smaller video files for easier transmission over the Internet. But this will soon change as the DivX format will be supported on the next generation of DVD recorders, thanks to an agreement with DVD chipmaker LSI Technologies. DVDs recorded in the DivX format will be able to hold up to 12 hours of video.
“Consumers will benefit from the increased recording capacity enabled by DivX Certified encoding solutions,” Bill Holmes of DivX Networks said. DivX recorded material, however, will only be able to be played back on computers with the codec installed, or devices that are certified by the company. DivX Networks and LSI will demonstrate the new technology at CES 2005 in Las Vegas later this week.