DivX today announced a license agreement for next-generation DivX Plus HD technology with Panasonic Corporation.
Panasonic plans to incorporate DivX Plus HD technology into its UniPhier semiconductor chips, enabling consumer electronics (CE) devices such as digital TVs, Blu-ray disc players and in-car players to playback DivX Plus HD H.264 video in the MKV container at high-definition resolutions up to 1080p.
With DivX Plus HD Certification, Panasonic UniPhier chips will enable devices to playback a wide variety of video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio, whether created with the DivX 7 software or third-party tools. DivX technology allows DivX Certified devices to playback digital videos, including premium Hollywood content in the DivX format. Available at www.divx.com, DivX 7 software enables the creation and playback of H.264 video in an MKV file container.
UniPhier (Universal Platform for High-quality Image Enhancing Revolution) is an integrated multimedia chip platform that enables standard and high-definition video solutions for DivX video playback on a wide range of Blu-ray digital products, digital TVs, DVD players and more.