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Submitted by TriggerHappy 2891d ago | news

DivX is coming for Blu-ray players, while PS3 could lag behind

The single most popular Blu-ray player sold today isn't even a dedicated console, it's the Sony PS3. As we learned today, six forthcoming dedicated Blu-ray players could get something the PS3 lacks: total DivX support.

DivX announced today that six new Blu-ray players will soon come to market that have all achieved complete DivX certification. This means Panasonic, Phillips, and Denon will soon have players that fully support the format, allowing more than 25 hours of DVD-quality DivX content to be burned onto a single Blu-ray disc. (Industry, Tech)
Tipsed by: decapitator

Jandre02  +   2891d ago
I stand corrected. But why is it that they cant play anything over 2gb? I guess I havent downloaded any por.... educational films that are over 2gb yet, but I dont think thats an issue they cant fix...
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heyheyhey  +   2891d ago
lol, funny

but yeah- the reason is that very few DivX films take up over 2gb, and even then there is the option to split the file into 2 parts

but still- i hope they correct this
Silellak  +   2891d ago
Somehow, I think the PS3 will be okay.

Still cool though, I guess.
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sonarus  +   2891d ago
yea it will get full certification. Funny enough i don't use divx movies as much as i thought i would. I still just stream movies with the browser
barom  +   2891d ago
Can someone explain to me the difference between FULL certification and what the PS3 has now?
krisq  +   2891d ago
@1.2
It doesn't play subtitles from .divx container. It has to for full certification.
barom  +   2891d ago
so not much

nothing people should complain about then
Guwapo77  +   2890d ago
@barom
Some correct me if I'm wrong... But the difference between PS3 Divx and the full Divx players is

1. PS3 limits Divx movies to 1gig
2. PS3 doesn't play all forms of Divx movies (majority but lacks a few)
Lord Anubis  +   2891d ago
YAY PS3 is getting full certification!
decapitator  +   2891d ago
Agreed. Firmware updates come in handy during times like this.
Obama  +   2891d ago
I know divx doesn't play rvmb files, but is it possible to download real player on the ps3 and play the file?
decapitator  +   2891d ago
OMG...Obama is that really you ? Barak are you real ? OMG...Obama on N4G...OBAMA 08...Ahem.

At the moment, I don't think that is possible but maybe later on when some applications are made available on the PS3, it could be done.
Obama  +   2891d ago
Thank you supporter, bubble up. Yes, it's really me, the real Barack Obama who will put Hillary to her place.
PopEmUp  +   2890d ago
uhahumm
Yes we can
eagle21  +   2891d ago
This is great for the Blu-ray Industry...
PS3 has all the DivX I need right now...I never even considered the PS3 to "burn" anything media wise. But I might be proven wrong.....
kapedkrusader  +   2891d ago
The PS3 will be fine...
Besides I wouldn't give up Gaming, Music, Picures, Internet, etc. that are included in the PS3 for full DivX Certification. Especially since dedicated blu-ray players are still going for around $400. Anyone who buys a dedicated blu-ray player over a PS3 probably has little knowledge of these things. I wish Sony did more to let non-gamers know about the PS3's capabilities.
whoelse  +   2891d ago
Then the PS3 will get an update so it does.
Phil Harrison Mk4  +   2891d ago
I'm going cold turkey
It should get full certification er i hope;)
+I miss Firmware updates :-(
DethWish  +   2891d ago
I'm waiting for .mkv and xvid support :<
aiphanes  +   2891d ago
why come I can play xvid on my ps3?
PS3 may not have full full divx support put it will just like any other bluray player getting full divx support. Sony has licensed it for the PS3 and it will get it in the next update.
Ares84  +   2891d ago
?????
PS3 has Dvix. What the hell are these people talking about?
Charlie2688  +   2891d ago
it means the full certification basically the full thing cuz if you remember the DivX support for the PS3 and Xbox has some limits like for example older DivX codecs and mix containers wont work or perform poorly with this you are suppose to play everything like a PC would, it would also allow devs to use it for games
skynidas  +   2891d ago
the ps3 supports divx but doesnt have full certification
darthv72  +   2891d ago
how hard is it...
to update the code for 360 and ps3 to play the full range of divx content from the first release to the latest?
undacovabrothe  +   2891d ago
ill informed writer
The ps3 is due for a firmware update really soon to support the new updates. I wouldnt be surprised if we get the actually update before these new players hit the market or just after,
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gixxxer  +   2890d ago
Good
Well it's good they are working on it to give us the full DivX functionality, even if it takes a little longer im happy to read that!
stennexxx  +   2890d ago
This article is boring.
We all know that with a firmware upgrade the PS3 can become a fully certified Divx player. I probably will since Home will have video playback and streaming. Plus PS3 is still the best all round entertainment device to buy especially right now with what this economy is facing.

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