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DivX announces 'Plus HD' for Panasonic chips

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Sep 2009 3:04 User comments (5)

DivX announces 'Plus HD' for Panasonic chips DivX has made a licensing agreement today with Panasonic for the next-generation DivX Plus HD technology.
The technology will then be incorporated into Panasonic's UniPhier semiconductor chips which will be placed in HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and other devices that will playback "Plus HD H.264 video in the MKV container at high-definition resolutions up to 1080p."

With the new certification, the devices will play MKV files with AAC audio, created by most softwares, including DivX's own DivX 7.

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5 user comments

111.9.2009 22:06
rick5446
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This should be interesting..Wonder if it will play all formats, MKV seem to be the most difficult to play because of the audio

213.9.2009 10:02

Originally posted by rick5446:
This should be interesting..Wonder if it will play all formats, MKV seem to be the most difficult to play because of the audio
The article clearly states that besides the decoders already onboard for audio (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD, mp3 etc.) they will add a AAC decoder. MKV is simply a container, once the container is "split" as long as the required decoders are present, the media will play fine.
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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

313.9.2009 11:24
rick5446
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Well I've got a WD Media Box, Connected with a WD Passport. Connected to my TV it plays all formats, includinG MKV--But with no sound on the MKV [I guess because its DTS ], The picture is excellent..Any Program I've used to convert the MKV sound leaves of the last 5 mins or so..
I've found MKVs very difficult to convert, while keeping original sound track [5'1] to stero everything is OK

413.9.2009 20:59

Originally posted by rick5446:
Well I've got a WD Media Box, Connected with a WD Passport. Connected to my TV it plays all formats, includinG MKV--But with no sound on the MKV [I guess because its DTS ], The picture is excellent..Any Program I've used to convert the MKV sound leaves of the last 5 mins or so..
I've found MKVs very difficult to convert, while keeping original sound track [5'1] to stero everything is OK
Best way would be to use MKVextractGUI and demux all the streams to an elementary level, then you could use a number of available programs to convert the audio to your desired format (MeGUI, EAC3to, Foobar2000, BeSweet etc.).
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Sep 2009 @ 21:01

"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

514.9.2009 1:44
rick5446
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Ryu77, Tried all of that, came close once but the last 10min were silent. The best I could get converting to avi or Divx was Stereo. Finally used ConvertX to convert it to a DVD9, which gave me good quality with 5.1, then AutoGK for an avi
This was the only way. The was THE LONG WEEKEND [ http://www.mininova.org/tor/2775640 ]
Any of those that U mentioned Audio would B out of Sync

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