Rovi Acquires Sonic Solutions and Its RoxioNow Video Distribution Platform

Rovi Program Listings ScreenshotRovi, best known for its electronic program guide, video metadata service, and DRM solutions, has just entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sonic Solutions. Yep, the very company that most likely powers your DVD / Blu-ray player software on your PC. However, the greatest catch in the deal is Sonic Solutions' RoxioNow video distribution [...]

LG BD390 Network Blu-ray Disc Player Featuring 802.11n and DivX HD Playback Now Available

LG BD390If you've been holding out on buying a Blu-ray disc player or just waiting for one that included both network connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi, then wait no longer. LG's new BD390 is now the hands-down hottest device of its type on the market (MSRP $450). What makes it so great? Well, for starters, it's the [...]

DivX Pro 7 Release Adds HD H.264, AAC, and MKV Container Support

Divx 7 GraphicGot $20? You might be interested in picking up DivX's latest software release, DivX Pro 7 for Windows XP/Vista (32-bit). The new application is capable of encoding 1080p HD video in H.264 with multichannel audio (AAC) and subtitle tracks all in the smoking hot MKV audio/video container. The company actually calls this new configuration the [...]

Joost for DivX Connected Arrives

Joost fans will be happy to know that a Joost Plug-in for DivX Connected has just been added. Though not all Joost functionality is currently available, the developer is off to a good start (as you can see from the demo video). What's more, the plug-in's open-source code is being hosted at Google Code so [...]

Warner Bros. & DivX Team Up for Online Retail Distribution

According to a shared press statement (attached below), Warner Bros. Entertainment will begin making their entire movie catalog available to online retailers for distribution starting this month in a “secure format.” Initially, only standard definition (SD) format movies will be available with high definition (HD) flicks to follow September 2009. All movies are said to [...]

D-Link’s DivX Connected Media Extender Gets Flash Video Support

DivX Connected Hulu - Credit: Dave ZatzAs you can see in the above image (and other photos) taken by Dave Zatz, the D-Link DSM-330 is having no problem displaying and playing back Flash video content from sites like Hulu, YouTube, and ABC News. The latest Flash plug-in support has been rolled into Beta Release 1.4.0 build 54. However, the catch with [...]

DivX and CinemaNow to Expand Premium Content Delivery to New Consumer Electronics Devices

DivX, Inc., a digital media company, and CinemaNow, the digital entertainment innovator in delivering high-quality Hollywood movies and TV shows across multiple platforms, have announced an agreement that will allow CinemaNow to offer users the ability to download premium content in the high-quality DivX® format and play back those titles on the PC, as well [...]

D-Link Now Shipping First DivX Connected High-Definition Media Player in U.S.

D-Link DSM-330 & TV InterfaceD-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, and DivX, Inc., a digital media company, today announced the availability of the first DivX Connected™ device in the U.S., with distribution in Canadian markets soon to follow. The D-Link® MediaLounge® DSM-330 enables the seamless streaming of music, photos, Internet services, and high definition video [...]