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MainConcept TotalCode Supports 4K and HEVC

DivX, LLC announced that its MainConcept TotalCode software now offers 4K Ultra HD and H.265/HEVC video encoding.

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Unedited press release follows:

MainConcept TotalCode Video Encoding Suite Adds Support for DivX HEVC to Enable Seamless, High-Quality Content Preparation

SAN DIEGO — DivX, LLC, a leading provider of next-generation digital video solutions, today announced that the company’s MainConcept TotalCode video encoding suite of products, including TotalCode Enterprise 3.0, TotalCode Studio 3.1, and TotalCode Engine 4.0, now support encoding into H.265/HEVC, the latest video compression standard which offers significant advances in efficiency and visual quality as compared to H.264/AVC at the same bitrate, and includes support for DivX® HEVC profiles from SD to UltraHD (4K).

TotalCode Enterprise and TotalCode Engine have added support for the company’s patent-pending SABET™ (Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology), which is designed to lower total transcoding time for HEVC adaptive streaming formats by up to 30%, in order to speed adoption of HEVC by reducing transcoding costs for large video content libraries. SABET encoding enables the generation of up to as many as ten simultaneous output streams from a single source, reducing CPU cycles by utilizing common encoding processes across all levels.

Additionally, the complete TotalCode product suite also adds support for 4K encoding, such as H.264/AVC and advanced camera formats such as XAVC-Intra. The latest release of TotalCode Enterprise now offers a flexible, cost effective means for companies to scale encoding resources as needed, with a new server rental model.

“Our TotalCode products provide content providers and content preparation houses with an off-the-shelf solution to professionally encode video in a broad range of digital distribution and broadcast formats, and we’re excited to add DivX HEVC to that list,” said Thomas Kramer, VP of Professional Products at DivX, LLC. “Our solution offers a highly scalable, cost-effective and extremely efficient way to prepare video in the most advanced format available, which can be played back on number of DivX Certified® HEVC devices available soon from major manufacturers.”

MainConcept is the leading provider of video and audio encoding, decoding, transcoding and streaming technologies. With offerings that range from individual components for software developers to ready to use enterprise transcoding solutions, MainConcept’s video technology deliver exceptionally high quality, high performance and bitrate efficient solutions for digital media professionals. MainConcept’s HEVC offering is part of the DivX end-to-end HEVC solution, which is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution system, spanning the creation, delivery and multi-screen playback of high quality content. DivX recently received a 2014 Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept HEVC SDK.

About DivX LLC
DivX, LLC, is leading the way to better, more seamless consumer video experience by powering the professional creation, protected distribution and high-quality playback of highly efficient video to multiple devices and platforms. DivX, along with its subsidiary MainConcept, offers service providers, device manufacturers and integrators technologies that address the entire video supply chain with solutions for software applications, OTT content services and consumer electronics devices. Over 1 billion DivX enabled devices have shipped worldwide from major manufacturers and DivX consumer software products have been downloaded over 1 billion times. DivX is based in San Diego, CA, with offices across Europe and Asia. For more information on the company, visit www.divx.com.

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