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Some early versions of DivX video will not play back on the 360

One advantage for Sony over Microsoft is that the PS3 will actually be DivX Certified.

"The recent Xbox update does not support full DivX playback; Microsoft has added support for MPEG-4, which is not the same thing as full DivX Certification," Bruce Lidl, PR manager for DivX Inc., told Ars Technica.

"In practical terms, it is true that some DivX files will playback on the Xbox, because DivX is in part based on the MPEG-4 standard. But many early versions of DivX video will not play back on the console, and the device has not been tested to guarantee an acceptable level of quality and full support for DivX video at the proper resolution."

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Rama262853319d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

I think I'll stand back and watch this one from a safe distance....

(But what I will say is why does one have to be 'better' than the other? Why can't we all just be happy we have the ability to play this video format on our games consoles?)

Jack T3319d ago

This is a pathetic attempt at damage control by Sony fanboys. They are jealous because of the 360's superior uncertified divx/xvid support.

MaximusPrime3319d ago (Edited 3319d ago )

"superior"
LOL yea right....

Zhuk3319d ago

Xbox 360 simply put is the most advanced home entertainment device on the planet and the PS3 does everything inferior, from games to DivX playback you can be assured the PS3 is always behind the Xbox 360 which is on the cutting edge of home entertainment technology

blusoops3319d ago

Xbox 360 is cutting edge...that's why you're still stuck w/DVD9 and Lost Oddysey is on 4 disks...LOL!!

titntin3319d ago

Oh dear. Back to your flamebait tactics again I see.

At what point did you think that a blanket statement of 360 superiority would be useful, or even relevant to the topic you posted in?

I'm glad both machines have increased support for movie playback. In terms of Divx though, its obvious that having fully certified support is superior to not having it fully certified. That's a no-brainer.
It doesn't mean any one machine is better than another, but divx support is better on PS3. Maybe MS will update their support later.

Wolf8733319d ago

Does this guy ever shuts up about 360 and his blind faith in it. He talks as if his statements are hard facts. Don't be so pathetically arrogant Zhuk and stop encouraging useless wars, you know this happens everytime you write something like that.

hades073318d ago

Haha I love my 360 as much as the next guy, but you Zhuk, oh my, I have to say you make me chuckle out loud whenever I read your post, and I rarely do that when I'm alone on the computer.

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UnblessedSoul3319d ago

Yep Zhuk and pigs can fly go get some fresh air

THC CELL3319d ago

So proud of my ps3

Just kissed it

U see boys the x box is coming to a end how long before its dead
Hmmm i say between the middle of 2008

Ps3 is taking over and x box fans are in fear they will spred junk round the sites and become very emotion

Like the man said Ps3 will evolve for 10 years and is Future proof

Not even the next x box will top playstation

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