DivX Announces First Digital TV Chip with DivX Plus™ HD Certification from MStar

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 
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Next-generation DTV chip guarantees playback of DivX Plus HD 1080p video playback with advanced features in the MKV container

SAN DIEGO — DivX®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), today announced the DivX Plus™ HD Certification of the latest range of MStar Semiconductor digital TVs (DTVs) chips. This is the first MStar DTV chip certified to power DivX Plus HD video based on H.264 technology and using the MKV container, which maximizes digital media playback for high definition video files and Hollywood movies.

DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supporting the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available at www.divx.com, the newly released DivX Plus software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video, premium Hollywood content in the DivX format, and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio that were created with third-party tools.

Known for great performance, visual quality, and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides consumers with a comprehensive digital media solution that supports the majority of high-quality Internet video on their TVs or other consumer electronics devices.

In addition, DivX also supports the secure playback of major Hollywood titles from major studios and many online movie download sites now distribute Hollywood content worldwide in the DivX format.

“MStar’s adoption of DivX Plus HD technology will enable strong adoption in digital TV products,” said Matt Milne, General Manager and Executive Vice President, DivX. “This DTV chip is an important milestone for the DivX Plus HD program and an exciting step towards deployment in a new range of consumer electronics devices.”

Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.