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DivX 7 coming next month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Dec 2008 22:14 User comments (7)

DivX 7 coming next month Thanks to a new teaser image posted on the DivX site, (shown below), it appears that the latest update to the popular DivX software bundle, DivX 7, will be available next month.
Although not much is known, the site tells us that the new update will be "featuring True HD with H.264 video and AAC audio."

We will keep you updated.

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7 user comments

121.12.2008 2:04
admodsuck
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Almost seems like climbing a tree that never ends.....................or digging a hole that is infinitely deep........................."compressed video"???????................HD.....................TrueHD...................via compression. Divx compression?????

HD at best must be the ACTUAL detail that the camera lense is seeing.........not what the camera lense is seeing, and then shrinking it. No No No No No.

221.12.2008 4:09

Originally posted by admodsuck:
Almost seems like climbing a tree that never ends.....................or digging a hole that is infinitely deep........................."compressed video"???????................HD.....................TrueHD...................via compression. Divx compression?????

HD at best must be the ACTUAL detail that the camera lense is seeing.........not what the camera lense is seeing, and then shrinking it. No No No No No.
What's wrong with you? What do you think Blu-ray discs contain? The exact same codec (h264) that DivX 7 consists of is one of the three video codecs that forms the Blu-ray disc specification.

BTW, welcome back lynchGOP.
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PS3 compatible video creation thread... mkv2vob, tsMuxeR etc.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/621809
The complete HD (Blu-ray/HD-DVD) back-up thread.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/639346

321.12.2008 5:24

Originally posted by Ryu77:
What's wrong with you? What do you think Blu-ray discs contain? The exact same codec (h264) that DivX 7 consists of is one of the three video codecs that forms the Blu-ray disc specification.
"admodsuck" is right to a point, however, that is only in his "HD at it's best [possible] must be the actual detail..."

Sure, HD at it's absolute best is going to be the raw, uncompressed data output from the source.

However, I would think it is safe to say that TDK (and many, if not all other movies) are probably a terabyte, if not more, in raw uncompressed, form.

Therefore, we aren't going to see movies in raw, uncompressed greatness until 2013 (or later) if it's on Blu-Ray and by then something could come along and eliminate optical disks entirely.

However, Ryu77 is correct in that Blu-Ray discs contain a similar (if not the same) codec as the mentioned in the new DivX 7.

Peace
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421.12.2008 5:49

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
"admodsuck" is right to a point, however, that is only in his "HD at it's best [possible] must be the actual detail..."

Sure, HD at it's absolute best is going to be the raw, uncompressed data output from the source.

However, I would think it is safe to say that TDK (and many, if not all other movies) are probably a terabyte, if not more, in raw uncompressed, form.

Therefore, we aren't going to see movies in raw, uncompressed greatness until 2013 (or later) if it's on Blu-Ray and by then something could come along and eliminate optical disks entirely.
That being said, what makes the new DivX 7 any less a h264 encoder than any other available? Sure it may prove to be not as good or maybe even better than those already available. That remains to be seen. What about those people that record home movies with a HD Handycam or professionals that offer their work on AVCHD or Blu-ray? Wouldn't a decent h264 encoder be required then?

I just wish more people here at AfterDawn would make positive comments, rather than nitpicking at every possible opportunity.

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
However, Ryu77 is correct in that Blu-Ray discs contain a similar (if not the same) codec as the mentioned in the new DivX 7.
It is the same codec and just like any other codec it has profiles allowing those that are familiar with the encoder to create video that is BD compliant or video that is not.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Dec 2008 @ 5:52

"Great minds discuss ideas... Average minds discuss events... Small minds discuss people"

PS3 compatible video creation thread... mkv2vob, tsMuxeR etc.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/621809
The complete HD (Blu-ray/HD-DVD) back-up thread.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/639346

522.12.2008 6:32

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
we aren't going to see movies in raw, uncompressed greatness until 2013 (or later) if it's on Blu-Ray and by then something could come along and eliminate optical disks entirely.
No-one is ever going to get uncompressed 'raw' commercial movies.

First of all it is completely pointless and unnecessary and secondly that would effectively be the movie studios handing out the master copies of their movies.
Why would they?

That's never going to happen.

622.12.2008 21:25

h264 never plays right on my laptop... it's about 4 years old, constantly skips around lol.


724.12.2008 1:53

What ever the update is it will be an essential part to have divx player and its codec to your video codec bundle.

Will be waiting for this update.

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