DivX HEVC Video Profile

Last updated on Wed, 10/16/2013

It wasn't just hype when we said earlier this year that DivX is among the first to deliver tools for HEVC content and playback. And it all starts with this first look at the new DivX HEVC 4K, 1080p and 720p profiles our team is developing. Keep in mind it only defines the VIDEO portion of the profiles at this time. Audio, features and everything else that make up a DivX profile are still in the works, so check back often or sign up for email alerts when we have something big to announce.

If you’re reading this and excited to start testing out the profiles, you already understand that HEVC, or H.265, is the next big thing in video technology. With the promise of up to 50% compression efficiency compared to today’s best encoding tools (AVC/H.264), we believe HEVC can help to drastically improve video streaming capabilities, particularly in a mobile environment, and facilitate 4K content production and delivery to new Ultra HD displays.

HEVC is a game changer, and we're heavily invested in its adoption across the video industry. To kick it off, over the next few months we'll release DivX HEVC Muxer, Player and Encoder tools right here on Labs to anyone who wants to check them out. The draft profiles we're posting today form the core of this toolset, and should be viewed as a starting point for a range of software and hardware implementations that enable DivX HEVC video creation and playback across multiple platforms and devices.

Still here? Go download the profiles, take them for a spin, and make sure you share your feedback with us. We have a really smart group of people waiting to hear what you think and answer any questions you may have.

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