Its Official: Divx coming to PS3

DivX, Inc. today announced that DivX video technology will be integrated into PLAYSTATION 3. The popular computer entertainment system will be added to the ecosystem of devices that currently support DivX video playback.

"Our technology will expand the multimedia functionality of PS3 by enabling users to enjoy access to the broad library of content in the DivX digital media format."

Current PS3 end users will be able to add DivX functionality to their systems via a separate system software update at a forthcoming date.

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Andronix3900d ago (Edited 3900d ago )

kss. I love that you wrote one word 'cool.' Yet there are haters out there disagreeing with you!

That's funny!

thereapersson3900d ago

This site. It's really a big joke sometimes...

Evil0Angel3900d ago

#what is the biggest size HDD can i put in PS3(current one 60GB)?what format does it support now ?

ruibing3900d ago

Internally you can fit any SATA 2.5" HDD in there.

Externally you can run any external USB HDD as long as it is formatted in FAT32.

Apocwhen3900d ago

This is awesome. So long xbox (xmbc)

Bonsai12143900d ago

thats great. i can watch all my anime on my ps3 now... woot

gaffyh3900d ago

Can DivX also play Xvid videos or only Divx encoded videos? Because most AVI files i.e. anime etc. are usually encoded using Xvid and they work on my HDD DivX/Xvid Player, so I'm wondering if they would work straight away on my PS3?

Very cool feature for PS3, now it is a question of when this will be integrated into a firmware...

iilluminate3900d ago

I have been told Xvid files will work via DivX.

mark093900d ago

why dont they just sign with VLC media player, it plays everything. They probably dont own any rights to any of the formats they use tho.

sanderFVCKINcohen3900d ago

Just a few days ago Microsoft released a similiar announcement about haveing DivX on the 360. NOW, Sony is doing the same thing. What NEXT....??? Downloadable Playstation 2 games.

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Greysturm3900d ago

Well lets see how long it takes for them to release the software or end the testing phase. I heard the 360 is releasing it in the fall/winter update so i expect them to get it ready soon although by the previous rumors it might be releases along with home.

CrashSharc3900d ago

yeah, I think they will utilize it with home, but I think they'll release it earlier to test it out and make sure it's all set. less pressure on Home launch. But seriously, can anyone say Media center OWNAGE? Seriously, the PS3 can do almost everything now! And note: I'm not downplaying the xbox. Yes the 360 is awesome, but I'm just talking about the PS3 right now... y'know... staying on point?

iilluminate3900d ago (Edited 3900d ago )

This is great news.

As far as I know a lot of videos now use Xvid, which requires separate codecs to DivX, I wonder what the chances of that being included too? As Xvid is free hopefully it will follow soon after.

Edit: I've been told Xvid will work.