dcsimg

MainConcept Extends its Video and Audio Codec Leadership With &aposAll-in-One&apos Cross-Platform Release for Professional Developers

AACHEN, Germany, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MainConcept AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX), and one of the world's leading providers of video and audio codecs and software development kits (SDK) to the broadcast, film and consumer markets, today announced the release of its Codec SDK 7.5, a package of various industry leading codecs now available across multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac/Intel and Linux.

AACHEN, Germany, March 27 /PRNewswire/ — MainConcept AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX), and one of the world's leading providers of video and audio codecs and software development kits (SDK) to the broadcast, film and consumer markets, today announced the release of its Codec SDK 7.5, a package of various industry leading codecs now available across multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac/Intel and Linux.

MainConcept is the first industry-wide vendor providing its broad range of codecs in one concise package for Windows, Mac/Intel and Linux simultaneously, delivering on its mission to make every codec available for every platform. Based on a comprehensive set of industry codecs such as H.264, MPEG-2, DVCPRO HD, JPEG 2000, and Dolby(R)Digital, professional software developers are now able to seamlessly integrate low level codec components and DirectShow filters for video and audio encoding and decoding into their own solutions for any major PC platform. This allows developers to massively reduce integration work, saving time and money, while increasing the overall solution quality as everything is based on the same line of code.

This new cross-platform release of MainConcept's Codec SDK offers value to an extensive range of applications and markets, enabling the Company to now serve various market segments at once, including broadcast and production studios that utilize a wide range of platforms with a large installed base of Linux and Mac/Intel systems.

"Making our Codec SDK available for Windows, Mac/Intel and Linux OS at the same time and founded on one source code base is a major step for us," said Muzaffer Beygirci, Vice President, Worldwide Sales at MainConcept. "We are now in an excellent position to further extend our footprint in the marketplace. Not only will professional developers benefit from the added cross platform support, but also our 'prosumer' customers will cash in on our integrated approach with an upcoming release of MainConcept Reference for professional transcoding."

MainConcept has added the full cross platform support for its Codec SDK 7.5 and brings numerous enhanced features to its customers such as:

– Speed improvements for the H.264/AVC Decoder

– New encoding presets for Sony's XDCAM and XDCAM EX

– MPEG-2 Encoder speed improvement of up to 30 percent on Dual-Core systems

– VC-1 Encoder and ASF Muxer also support Simple and Main Profiles

The full feature list of the new Codec SDK 7.5, as well as a full list of supported codecs, is available at http://www.mainconcept.com. For existing customers and partners with a maintenance contract, the product release will be available at MainConcept's Customer Portal for download immediately. Other parties interested in evaluating MainConcept Codec SDK 7.5 may send an e-mail to sales@mainconcept.com to request an evaluation license.

About MainConcept AG

MainConcept AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX) and one of the worldwide leading providers of high-quality codec technology for the broadcast, film, consumer electronics, computer software, medical imaging and security markets. MainConcept solutions are optimized for various platforms including PCs, set-top boxes, portable media players and mobile phones. MainConcept supports the most popular industry standards such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.264/AVC, VC-1, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPro HD, JPEG2000, AAC, HE-AAC and AC3.

MainConcept is located in Germany with subsidiaries in the USA, Russia, and Japan. The company serves the Asia-Pacific region through key distribution partners in China, Korea, and Taiwan. MainConcept customers include some of the most respected international companies in the world.

For more information about MainConcept and available codecs visit http://www.mainconcept.com or http://www.codecby.com. Parties interested in licensing MainConcept technology can contact the company at sales@mainconcept.com.

All trademarks are the property of their owners and are used for informational purposes only.

About DivX, Inc.

DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment-the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 100 million DivX Certified(R) devices have shipped into the market 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.

Forward Looking Statement

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute 'forward-looking statements.' Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding visibility within the investment community. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that customer use of the identified technology may not grow as anticipated; the risk that anticipated market opportunities may not materialize at expected levels, or at all; the risk that the Company's activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue; risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the applicable brands; risks associated with the Company's ability to penetrate existing and new markets; risks regarding the effects of competition; the Company's dependence on its licensees and partners; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the 'Risk Factors' section of DivX's annual report on its Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 17, 2008. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact: Guido Müller MainConcept AG Phone: +49-241-40108-60 press@mainconcept.com

SOURCE MainConcept AG

Comments are closed.