DivX Showcases DivX Live Streaming and DivX HEVC 4K Streaming at CE

Written by Edward Chester

January 7, 2014 | 13:35

Companies: #divx

LAS VEGAS, (CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2014) January 6, 2014 — Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) is introducing new DivX technologies and showcasing some of the latest innovations designed to accelerate broad market adoption of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265). During CES 2014, DivX plans to host a range of demonstrations of DivX HEVC technology including DivX Live and DivX HEVC UltraHD/4K in collaboration with industry leaders. DivX is also launching updates to DivX 10 and its MainConcept HEVC SDK to enable consumers and professionals to apply the benefits of the latest compression technology to reduce file sizes and create UltraHD/4K content experiences.

“During CES 2014, we are showcasing what represents the culmination of a significant, two-year development effort designed to enable the entertainment ecosystem to use HEVC to recognize new video delivery efficiencies and drive high-quality video experiences,” said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, senior vice president, product management at Rovi. “Working with other pioneers fueling the market for HEVC, we are hosting live cutting-edge demonstrations that showcase the true power of HEVC and how DivX HEVC technologies can be used to enable the live and on-demand streaming of next-generation video experiences to a broad range of home and mobile devices.”

DivX HEVC, 4K and Live Streaming Demonstrations During CES 2014

· Live Streaming: One of the first formats compliant with MPEG-DASH, the newly unveiled DivX Live incorporates support for HEVC to enable a new generation of TV Everywhere streaming services that can offer high-quality access to linear programming and live event broadcasting from mobile devices. At CES, DivX will demonstrate an end to end solution including DivX Live adaptive HEVC encoding from Elemental - a leading supplier of encoding solutions. The live broadcast content will be streamed to an Android tablet at up to a 720p resolution running the latest DivX player. Illustrating industry adoption, the demonstration also features streams encoded by Wowza Media Systems, a leading provider of media server software.

· HEVC 4K Streaming: A live encoding and decoding flow of streaming DivX HEVC UltraHD (4K) video to a set top box. The low power live Ultra HD HEVC encoder is planned to run on the KALRAY MPPA MANYCORE® processor and stream to a Bouygues Telecom Bbox set top box service.

· Consumer 4K: DivX 10.1 supports the free creation, playback and streaming of high-quality DivX HEVC video up to 4K. The latest update also adds new pre-defined encoding modes to DivX Converter, a DLNA Controller to DivX Player, and support for offline playback of DivX Plus Streaming content. DivX software for Windows and Mac has been downloaded more than 1 billion times and DivX 10.1 is the latest version in this product line.

· Professional HEVC Encoding: The newly released MainConcept HEVC SDK 2.0 is designed to streamline the integration of HEVC into video applications and services in multiple environments. The latest version continues to take significant strides in improving quality and compression rates. Based on in-house tests, MainConcept HEVC SDK 2.0 delivers compression rates 37-50% better than AVC. The SDK now also offers DASH HEVC in MP4 muxing/demuxing and optimized 4K encoding with 64x64 coding unit support.

The DivX end-to-end HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution system. The solution comprises new MainConcept® encoding SDKs for professional content creators; the DivX Video Service™ with DivX DRM for protected content delivery for service providers, mobile operators and content retailers across multi-screen devices; DivX 10 consumer software tools for PC-based DivX HEVC creation and playback, and an extension to the DivX Certification program to allow IC and OEM customers to quickly bring to market mobile and consumer electronics products that support high-quality DivX HEVC playback. DivX HEVC Certified Devices will support an advanced feature set for media playback including multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, trick-play track for smooth fast forward and rewind, chapter points for quick scene navigation, and resume playback across devices. To date, over one billion DivX devices, including over 30,000 unique models, have shipped worldwide from multiple major consumer electronics brands.

DivX plans to host private meetings and product demonstrations for industry executives during the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, January 7-10 at Caesars Palace. Invited attendees will have the opportunity to view live demonstrations of the company’s end-to-end solution powering the creation, delivery and multiscreen playback of next-generation video, including 4K content using the new compression standard HEVC/H.265. For all DivX related news from CES visit: www.divx.com.

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be found at rovicorp.com.
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