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Appeared on: Wednesday, May 31, 2000
The MP3 of movies?

"...A new video compression technology promises to make online film swapping as easy as pie, but Hollywood's got nothing to worry about yet.

I expected DivX to blow me away, but after an arduous download of an "Apollo 13" trailer meant to showcase the new video compression technology, the blurry image on my computer monitor only convinced me that the Tom Hanks character wasn't the only one with a problem. DivX -- a new technology that oddly bears the same name as a reviled and failed pay-per-view DVD scheme launched by Circuit City a couple of years back -- needs some help too..."



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