DivXNetworks Announces DivX® Video Technology to Support the AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Family
AMD Licenses 64-Bit Version of Dr. DivX™ Encoding Application to Provide to AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Users
San Diego and Sunnyvale, CA --
DivXNetworks, Inc. today announced that the company’s revolutionary, patent-pending DivX® video compression technology will support the newly-launched AMD Athlon™ 64 processor. Additionally AMD (NYSE: AMD) has licensed a newly produced version of Dr. DivX™ for AMD Athlon 64 processor users. The new version of the official DivX video encoding application, called Dr. DivX: AMD64 Edition, is planned to be distributed for a limited time as part of a special program to customers who purchase the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor in a box (“PIB”) or AMD Athlon 64 FX processor-based systems.
“Our customers demand nothing but the best from DivX video, and we are always working hard to improve visual quality and encoding and decoding performance. The arrival of the AMD Athlon 64 processor family provides a significant advancement in performance for DivX users,” said Jordan Greenhall, co-founder and CEO of DivXNetworks, Inc. “With the newly optimized edition of our official video encoding product, consumers can create DivX video from any source faster than ever before. We’re very pleased that the Dr. DivX: AMD64 Edition is available for users to easily and quickly create great-looking DivX videos on their PCs.”
The first and only official DivX video encoding application, Dr. DivX easily converts almost any video format into great-looking DivX video for the highest visual quality at the greatest level of compression. Dr. DivX enables anyone to create high-quality DivX video in three easy steps, turning a once cumbersome and time-consuming video encoding process into a quick and easy procedure. Dr DivX: AMD64 Edition will offer significant enhancements in speed and performance, enabling consumers to create high-quality DivX videos faster than ever before.
“The combination of DivX and the AMD Athlon 64 processors are a multimedia lover’s dream come true – it’s an ideal for consumers who are serious about great digital video,” said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager, AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “AMD64 technology is at the heart of the AMD Athlon 64 Processor, which means that DivX’s valued customers can experience significantly greater performance for multimedia applications without sacrificing compatibility with existing 32-bit software.”
For more information on DivX video, visit www.divx.com
. To learn more about the Athlon 64 processor, see www.amd.com
DivXNetworks is a consumer-focused video technology company positioned at the center of multimedia convergence. The company’s core offering is the DivX® video codec, the world’s most popular MPEG-4 compatible video compression technology with over 90 million users worldwide. Often called “the MP3 of video,” the patent-pending DivX video technology offers DVD-quality at 10 times greater compression than MPEG-2 files, enabling full length films to easily fit on a CD or be delivered over broadband connections. DivX video technology powers a range of applications that span the convergence value chain, from a secure IP-based video-on-demand solution to next-generation consumer electronics products and video software applications. DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California, with satellite offices in Los Angeles and San Jose, CA, Taipei, Taiwan, and Dortmund, Germany. For more information, visit http://www.divxnetworks.com
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