DVD players able to playback DivX video content (some also play Xvid, MP4...) have been on the market for some time, and the prices have hit rock bottom. As stand-alone DVD recorders are getting more often, the DivX networks and chip maker LSI have teamed up in order to produce a device that is able to encode and record to DivX format. The benefit of this is of course the increased compression, which promises up to 12h of video on a singe DVD. The playback compatibility of such recorded disc is of course limited to DivX enabled devices and PCs with suitable codecs.
"LSI Logic is pleased to have one of the first DivX encoding capabilities on a single-chip DVD recorder processor, further validating our leadership in this rapidly growing market," said James Fox, director of DVD product marketing, LSI Logic's Consumer Products Division. "DivX is among the world's most popular video compression technologies with over 160 million users worldwide, so we're pleased to support this feature in the evolving digital home."
DivX video technology includes a complete Digital Rights Management (DRM) system, enabling new business models such as video-on-demand for content providers, consumer electronics companies and retailers.Source: Overclockersclub.com