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Newsforge: DivX team: We want to do right by Open Source community

Jan 18, 2001, 01:31 (8 Talkback[s])
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"How better to get your video compression software recognized as the standard across all platforms, even video-game consoles, than to Open-Source the code to the world? That's the hope of the team that's created DivX, a program that allows users to create and sent high-quality video across the Internet."

"The team announced Tuesday that the DivX code, based on a next-generation MP3-like video standard called MPEG-4, has been released at the Project Mayo Web site, and OpenDivX's forums already have more than 100 posts and hundreds of page views."

"What we're aiming for is for DivX to be a video-playing standard," says Joe Bezdek, director of product definition for Project Mayo, the company built around the DivX product. "We're movie lovers, and we want to see it work on as many platforms as possible."

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