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DivX and Denon Join Forces to Launch DivX Plus™ HD Certified Universal Players in North America
New cutting-edge devices deliver an impeccable Blu-ray experience with DivX Plus HD MKV video up to 1080p
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 29, 2010 — DivX®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), today announced that Denon, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of home entertainment components, has launched DivX Plus™ HD Certified Universal players throughout North America. Now available at leading retailers, these stunning new devices will enable the playback of DivX Plus HD video using the MKV container, providing consumers with the ultimate high-quality video experience at HD resolutions up to 1080p.
Key advanced DivX Plus HD features on the Denon player include support for as many as eight subtitle and audio tracks in a single movie file, smooth fast forward and rewind which makes it easy to navigate through a DivX Plus video, and auto chapter points, so users can skip between sections in a video when no chapters have previously been authored.
“The new Denon DivX Plus HD Universal players will redefine how consumers enjoy HD movies and Internet video,” said Matt Milne, Executive Vice President and General Manager, DivX. “Our partnership illustrates how DivX Plus HD Certification is rapidly gaining momentum as the premier solution for unparalleled freedom to play full HD content beyond the computer.”
Also available in Europe and Asia, Denon’s new line of DBP-1611UD Universal players represents the leading edge in performance and features for the fast growing high-definition format. With DivX technology, this new player will empower consumers to enjoy their personal and Internet video collections in the DivX format directly on their TVs. DivX also makes it simple to load and playback digital videos in 1080p and Hollywood movies in DivX on the Blu-ray player’s USB slot.
DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supporting the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available on www.divx.com, DivX Plus Software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. DivX Plus HD Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.
Known for great performance, visual quality and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides consumers a comprehensive digital media solution supporting the majority of high-quality Internet video on their TVs or other consumer electronics devices. All DivX devices contain proprietary digital rights management technology and are capable of playing back premium movies in the DivX format from major studios. Global online retailers offering titles in the DivX format include WB Shop, Media Markt, Film Fresh, and Best Buy’s CinemaNow, which is powered by RoxioNow™.
DivX creates, distributes, and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment — the PC, television, and mobile devices. Over 350 million DivX devices have shipped into the market worldwide from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.
About Sonic Solutions
Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) enables digital media from Hollywood to Home. For more than two decades, Sonic products, service, and technology brands including Roxio®, RoxioNow™, DivX®, and MainConcept®, have fueled home entertainment, powered rich digital media functionality on a range of platforms for a variety of partners, and inspired unique personal media experiences for hundreds of millions of consumers. Sonic technologies are now combining to deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs that provides consumers instant access to premium entertainment from virtually anywhere. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.