Archive for the ‘DivX’ category

1080p With DivX Codec

February 7, 2007

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Elephant’s Dream in 1080p at Stage6. Folks, you’d bust your hump getting Apple’s codecs to squirt out anything this good.

TWO FREE DivX Pro Serials (Windows)

February 6, 2007

Update: FREE Mac DivX Pro licenses available for a limited time…

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DivX codecSteven at DivX has VERY graciously provided me two DivX Pro for Windows serials, no strings attached. So, this Sunday night I’ll award one each to the two best essays submitted to the comments below as to what you need them for. Doesn’t matter if you’re a student, a pro, a hack… the two best essays each get a DivX Pro serial. Pass this URL onto your friends who might be interested. I hope comments get really outrageous 🙂

I’m a BIG fan of this codec. To see it at it’s finest… Simply go to Stage6!

Maximum transparency/disclaimer: I am in no way beholden to DivX and they have NOT compensated me in any way other than to provide the occassional serial number for their Pro apps (which, except for the one I’m using, I’ve given away to readers of the gWHIZ blog)

Thanks Mr. Scoble for the Shins

February 6, 2007

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I monitor a TON of RSS feeds. And, then I monitor a ton more by way of Robert Scoble’s link blog. In Guy Kawasaki speak… he eats like a hummingbird and poops like an elephant. If you don’t yet subscribe to Mr. Scoble’s link blog you might consider it. There are some fine gems in that poop! 🙂

I find his tech interests are largely where mine are too. We diverge in some places but the cool thing is his interests are nicely rounding out my own “blind spots”. I’m a lot more plugged in and engaged in the ebb and flow of the industry because of his link blog. Om Malik’s properties are that way too (highly recommend those).

For instance Fred Wilson’s feed, who’s opinions I’m finding I value very much, reveals he’s a big indy music guy. His family consumes it like popcorn. So, I learn a lot of interesting indy music stuff… FROM A VC!? Yep. And, Robert just lobbed in a goody yesterday about the Shins and how their piracy situation has turned into a big selling boon to their latest release (thanks Mr. Scoble!)

That link of Robert’s led me down a path to DivX’ Stage6 where there’s a great video of The Shins’ Phantom Limb. I’m finding I love the DivX encoder (have two Pro licenses going for free if you’re interested) and the quality it has over all the stock codecs Apple ships with Final Cut Studio Pro. Man this stuff rocks!

More DivX Please?

December 15, 2006

Thomas Hawk has a tight bead on imagery be it photographed or I guess, now video. I had no idea.

Lately I’ve been really jazzed about DivX and it’s quality and penchant for just making a really fine codec. Having recently given a license of DivX away and kept the other for yours truly (congrats again Cal and thanks again DivX!) this is one situation where I didn’t get what I paid for. However, true to the free content meme I immediately went to their site to find some extensions to buy… Alas, no Mac parity to the Windows offering. Yet. Stay tuned though… I’ll be quick to relay the news when they announce the new goodies coming down the assembly line.

FREE DivX Pro Serial

December 7, 2006

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[EDIT: I have occassionally given DivX Pro for Windows/Mac Serials *DIRECTLY* from Steven at DivX. I always Give them away. But, it’s infrequent. See my new post on how to bag one for yourself…]

The friend of the gWHIZ blog who gives the best reason (in comments) for needing a serial number for the PRO version of DivX… gets it. Let’s put a Sunday night deadline on this deal. No sense dragging it out. Please, no URLs within your comments or they’ll be snarled up in Akismet’s moderation bucket longer than necessary.

One of our new friends at DivX offered us two. Am using one and offering the next one up as a freebie. Pass word along (feel free to use permalink) and if you haven’t tried it… DivX is pretty danged hot and so is their Stage6 video sharing site! I’m anxious to try out the encoding and see how it compares to Apple’s Compressor.

[Comments are closed as there have been no new serials for some time.]

DivX Goes Public

October 31, 2006

You know… I knew I was forgetting something this morning when I walked out of the house… DivX was going public today! How the heck could I forget a thing like that!? Davis Freeberg’s Digital Connection » Blog Archive » DivX Unmuzzled – The Quiet Period Ends

I think they’re poised to do some might awesome things with all that extra cash. I’m actually thinking of getting in for a long position. Here’s why… what with the recent valuation of YouTube and how they exited. I’m thinking a public DivX (and their cash positive earnings to date) they’re in a MUCH stronger position than even YouTube was… better technology, Stage6, etc.

Good story there.

Stage6: DivX’s Quality! vs. YouTube

August 23, 2006

Over at GigaOM Katie’s just posted “Stage6: DivX’s Quality YouTube”.

I’ve just visited and it’s AWESOME. Not an overwhelming bunch of content but it’s all tight and right. I’m not much on trawling the video pool out there. No matter: Some things are just better in higher quality video (the numa numa guy for instance).

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