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DivX capable DVD-chips from Cirrus Logic

Written by Jari Ketola @ 27 Mar 2003 12:36

DivX capable DVD-chips from Cirrus Logic Cirrus Logic Inc. announced that it has licensed the DivX video codec from DivX Networks for its high end and single-board DVD processor families. The deal means that DVD-players equiped with Cirrus Logic's chips and a price tag below $149 might hit the market by late 2003. Cirrus is hoping to be able to deliver streaming MPEG-4 video content over the internet to standalone players by early 2004.
There are already several MPEG-4 capable players available, and the format is gaining in popularity on the standalone player market. The variety of formats causes alot of problems though, and a 100% support is yet to be seen on any device. There are still numerous different MPEG-4 formats around -- DivX v3.11, DivX 4, DivX 5, XviD, and several others, such as the newcomer Nero Digital.

EE Times

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