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DivX HiQ Beta does Flash video better than Adobe

Some people say that Flash video playback can be a tad crappy at times. This is a pretty obvious business oppurtunity for competing video products, and indeed, DivX tries to one-up Adobe with its DivX HiQ Beta 2. It's a whole (free) bundle of applications, but the interesting one is the DivX Web Player. It's basically a player that latches onto the YouTube player and a bunch of other common video...

DivX launches Internet TV platform

DivX, the popular multimedia codec, is branching out at CES this year! They've just announced the launch of DivX TV. But what is it? DivX TV is a way to bring content from the Internet directly to your television without the need for a PC. DivX TV just needs a name-brand TV or Blu-ray player and gives you immediate access to web videos, television shows, movies and even social networking servi...

Format wars: Can DivX still go legit, or has H.264 already won?

Once upon a time, DivX was the hot video codec. That wasn't because any major company was backing the format. It's because it offered high quality standard and high definition video encoding at relatively small file sizes. In other words, it's ideal for encoding bootleg videos of movies and TV shows for uploading to the internet. In fact, if you download pretty much any movie from BitTorrent...

Film Fresh to sell movies in DivX format, even some you actually want to see

DivX may have started out as a codec used by pirates to distribute movies, usually illegally, over the internet. But DivX has grown up, put on a suite and tie, and gained a bit of respectability over the last few years. And today online video distributor Film Fresh announced it will begin selling movies from the four Hollywood movie studios in the DivX format. The file format offers reasonabl...

DivX 7 adds support for HD H.264 videos

DivX 7, the latest version of the popular video format, is out. DivX 7 includes support HD H.264 videos in the MKV file format. It also supports AAC audio. The company has also created a new DivX Plus certification program, which means that hardware products like DVD players and other set top boxes or portable media players that bear the DivX Plus label will be able to handle DivX 7 playback. ...

Burn downloaded videos easily with DVDCoach Express

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by retail customers is "Where can I get a program that burns my movies?" Nine times out of ten they actually mean "the movies I downloaded with Limewire." If you're in the same boat and need a nice, simple app to convert and burn your downloaded video files to DVD, take a look at DVDCoach Express. It's a free application for Windows that utilizes f...

Stage6 is dead, long live the Stage6 clones -- until they go down

DiVX killed off the Stage6 video sharing community back in February. And ever since then, new sites have been trying to pick up the torch. Stage6 used the popular DiVX codec and a DiVX Web player which allowed users to watch high definition videos at a time when most web video was YouTube quality. But the company decided the web service wasn't worth the price of bandwidth. Last night one of the ...

Vreel to launch Stage6 replacement soon, launches silly video now

Still reeling from DivX shutting down its Stage6 online video site? Vreel is here to help. Or it will be soon anyway. Vreel, or the Stage6 clone formerly known as DivXit, is preparing to launch a new online video sharing site featuring a high definition video player like the one formerly used at Stage6. Of course, we heard the same promises almost 2 months ago when Vreel was first announced. But...

DivX Mobile Player 0.90 released for Windows Mobile

For years TCPMP was the reigning champ of Windows Mobile video players. The program is light weight, customizable, and can handle practically any video codec you can throw at it. But the developers of TCPMP have moved onto the commercial CorePlayer. So when we saw that there was a new version of the DivX Mobile Player, we figured we'd take it for a spin and see how it stacks up. The applicat...

Stage6 clone DivXit becomes Vreel

Remember that Stage6 clone called DivXit we told you about yesterday? Apparently the folks at DivX didn't really like its name too much. Because today the site has a new name: Vreel. There's also a new Q&A which makes it clear that while the site was inspired by DivX's defunct Stage6 video sharing service, Vreel will build a brand new video database. Vreel will, however, use the DivX codec ...

Download Squad Week in Review

Have you been so busy sending angry letters to Saturday Night Live about their choice of actors to portray Barack Obama that you've fallen behind on your Download Squad reading? Not to worry. Here's a roundup of some of the stories you might have missed this week: Download Squad at Future of Web Apps Download Squad's Grant Robertson hit up the Future of Web Apps 2008 conference in Miami this week...

DivX to shut down Stage6 video sharing service

DivX has announced plans to shut down its video hosting service Stage6 on February 28th. As of this morning, the company has disabled the uploading feature, but if there's a few videos you've been meaning to watch, you've only got a few days to cross them off your list. Stage6 never really got the kind of attention that its competitors like YouTube and DailyMotion have. But Stage6 has supported ...

Get DivX Pro for free

DivX is giving away copies of the DivX Pro 6 bundle again. Normally this package will cost you $20, but for the second time this year, DivX is offering up the Pro bundle at the low low price of nothing. The package includes the DivX Pro codec, the DivX file converter, content upload, video player and web player. The free download comes in Mac and Windows flavors. You'll need to enter your email ...

DivX decides Stage6 is old enough to be its own company

Oh they grow up so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that DivX's answer to YouTube was taking its first baby steps. But now it's all grown up and ready to leave the nest. DivX has announced plans to spin Stage6 off as a separate company. According to the press release, the move will let DivX focus on its "high margin, fast-growing technology licensing business" by separating Stage6 from the pa...

CodecInstaller: free program for installing A/V codecs

CodecInstaller does exactly what you would think. It installs codecs. Audio codecs, video codecs. All the usual suspects, DivX, XviD, Windows Media, AAC, you name it. Of course, if you've got a good media player like VLC or ZoomPlayer, you probably don't need a separate program to install these codecs. But CodecInstaller can still come in handy if you want a lightweight program for analyzing aud...