It wasn't just hype when we said earlier this year that DivX would be 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 that this is a DRAFT, and 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.
DivX Labs was overdue for a new look. So we chained our web developer to his desk, fed him coffee intravenously until he came up with a site that has fewer pages and simpler navigation.
But wait...there's more. We also made room for tools and documentation of new technologies that will become available soon (can you say HEVC? hint hint). Stay tuned for these and other changes coming soon.
The site is still a work in progress so bear with us until we work out the last few 404 pages.
The DivX Team