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DivX is looking for beta testers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Jun 2007 11:15 User comments (12)

DivX is looking for beta testers The video codec company DivX announced they are looking for a few individuals to help beta test "secret" items the company is creating. Although it is not entirely clear whether the company is testing hardware or software, the company has built a streaming media set top box named GejBox, named after DivX's creator.
According to Gej's post on the DivX Labs site, "Here at DivX we’re always looking out at the horizon, trying to figure out what the future holds. We’re aiming for peace, love, happiness, and goodwill to all mankind. We have a few slightly shorter-term sights as well, and the team in the labs have concocted up some pretty impressive stuff. This time, however, we want to include a few avid DivX fanatics to help us make sure we’re building the best technology we can come up with. We can’t go into more details just yet, but if you meet the following criteria, please fill out our application survey, we’d love to have you on board!

* You need to have a home network and a computer that’s fairly modern (let’s call it less than 2 years old)
* You’ve gotta have a few hours every week to use the technology, and give us feedback on it
* You have to have an existing DivX media library"

You can find the application at the source website.

Source:
DivX Labs

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12 user comments

111.6.2007 12:31
scott2k7
Inactive

im up for testing if u like.....

211.6.2007 13:33
OzMick
Inactive

Is Gej pronounced like the word gay? Man, that thing is gonna cop more ridicule than the Wii and the "sexbox" combined... Who wants a gaybox in their living room?

311.6.2007 14:37

I would love to know what the secret is. If anyone becomes a tester please let the cat out of the bag :P

411.6.2007 21:22

Well I applied to be a beta tester and one of the questions I had to answer to submit my application and contact info was If I "..am chosen to partake in the beta testing would you be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement?"

So sorry guys no letting the cat out of the bag from me :) Sure hope I get chosen.

511.6.2007 22:55

Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
Well I applied to be a beta tester and one of the questions I had to answer to submit my application and contact info was If I "..am chosen to partake in the beta testing would you be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement?"

So sorry guys no letting the cat out of the bag from me :) Sure hope I get chosen.
I had a feeling the small print was going to have that. No harm in asking :P

Good Luck :)

611.6.2007 23:07

Yeah I am desperately hoping to beta test this. I was looking into a SlingBox, but before spending that type of money I could show the parents how it works with the "GejBox". And I love to be "on the inside", fingers crossed.

716.6.2007 6:17

XviD is better

816.6.2007 8:53
scott2k7
Inactive

@madman whats the difference

917.6.2007 14:57

I know, I know...its spelled backwards. Did I win ?

1018.6.2007 20:48
WierdName
Inactive

Originally posted by Real1:
I know, I know...its spelled backwards. Did I win ?
We have a winner! Tell them what they have won, guy-who's-voice-everyone-knows-yet-they-have-no-clue-what-he-looks-like.

*In booming announcer voice* They have won a free trip to nowhere all expense paid. But thats not all, they have also won a free scolding from the idiot with no sense of humor who will come and read that. But wait, theres even more! They have also won a few chuckles from the people who do have senses of humor. Congratulations.

EDIT- grammer
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Jun 2007 @ 20:49

1130.7.2007 22:59

@WierdName

That is classic! I loved that.

1231.7.2007 9:42
WierdName
Inactive

Thank you. I try... well not really actually.

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