"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
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