Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Xbox 360 to gain DivX video soon?

updated 04:10 pm EST, Fri November 9, 2007

Xbox 360 DivX Leak

The Xbox 360 is likely to gain support for playing the long-requested DivX video format, a DivX official has inadvertently revealed at a JP Morgan conference. Company presenter Kevin Hell was apparently caught off-guard when asked about how the Xbox 360 would interact with Microsoft's update to its Windows Media Extender feature that provided DivX support, at first confirming the addition outright but backtracking to say only that DivX was holding "discussions with Microsoft" over the prospect. The addition would provide enthusiasts with native support for many of their videos without having to use special software on the Xbox itself or a nearby PC to transcode videos on the fly.

Hell has not discussed the topic further, but the update may take place as early as the seasonal fall update to the game console from Microsoft, which could occur as late as December. XviD support has been suggested this past summer and may accompany DivX at the same time. Companies such as Microsoft and Apple have historically resisted implementing DivX for a number of factors, including licensing fees, competition with in-house video formats, and the perception of endorsing piracy.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News