Archive for the ‘Stage6’ category

Way To Go DivX. Bags Sony Deal.

January 8, 2008

My buddies at DivX have been absolutely tearing it up lately. Today’s news of a Sony deal is just one more log on an already toasty bonfire. Kudo’s to Steven Chien and crew.

To get a feel for the super nice quality of DivX visit… You’ll be glad you did.

This brings to mind all the QuickTime frustrations I had when I worked at Apple. The QuickTime team just couldn’t quite develop fast enough to satisfy the appetite for better, faster, smoother. Now that the file sizes are beginning to matter less… QuickTime is becoming (maybe already has become) irrelevant. Must admit I really, really like DivX’s solution.

FREE DivX Serials For Leopard Haiku

September 10, 2007

The folks at DivX have done it again. Their generosity is over the top! The gWHIZ blog has two DivX Pro serials for OSX to award.

This time, in honor of the release of Leopard next month, I think it only fitting to hold a Leopard Haiku contest. Enter as many times as you like.

The best two haiku in honor of OSX Leopard take home the two serials. As a guide please check out Wikipedia’s entry on Haiku. For inspiration you might also check out Stage6.

Deadline? Comments close October 1 (you never know… el Jobso could just drop the X Bomb on us earlier than any of us expect)

Kulabyte’s HD is Fabulous!

August 9, 2007

Man, oh man! Are the codec’s coming fast and furious these days or what!?

I was reading the comments in Dr. Jonathan Schwartz’ announcement of their latest processor at Sun. One of the commenters is from Kulabyte which was interesting enough to draw a clickthrough. Holy smokes! Their HD video is awesome!

I love DivX and Stage6. There’s so much on the video encoding side of life to like these days.

FREE DivX Pro Serial. Act FAST!!

June 7, 2007

You know how crazy, nutso I am about DivX and Stage6. Those crazy guys are giving Mac serials away like hot cakes. Get in on the action! This is one you don’t want to miss!

Real Player 11. REAL Wrong!

June 1, 2007

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Robert Scoble, who’s blog commenters are usually VERY insightful (self excluded) have called BS on Real.

An announcement of his recently touted Real Player 11 as ‘offline’ capable. Meaning… it can help you download content like Flash, YouTube, QuickTime and DivX media a bit ‘easier’. [EDIT: implying ‘for later viewing pleasure’ which is actually a good idea]

Dare Obasanjo, who also has a fine blog, keenly noted Real might double check to see that they’re not akimbo with YouTube’s Terms of Service. And, they most certainly will be. With YouTube AND with DivX’ Stage6 and possibly with a host of others.

The comments are trending toward not just being majority NEGATIVE. It’s wholly negative. Not a single positive comment. Methinks Mr. Glaser and co have an issue. Could be they HAVE permission. If so, simply say so. My issues with the topic will be addressed. I think there are still lots of skeletons in that particular closet.

YouTube, Stage6 and AppleTV

May 30, 2007


OK, so Apple’s flashing some new direction with AppleTV… YouTube’s coming. Makes sense, kind of. Schmidt’s on the Apple Board. OK.

Sure hope DivX could somehow swing a similar place at the table ’cause as Mr. Scoble’s saying if Apple took the HD road… Apple would dominate the industry. Better yet, plug Cuban’s HD delivery network into AppleTV… HOLY TOLEDO!

On page 18 of the press release is news the AppleTV’s upgrading to 160Gb. As Borat would say, “A Niiiiice.”

DIVx Beta. Goes Universal.

May 12, 2007

Universal binary is coming for us Mac folk!

This is AWESOME news. An already terrific DIVx codec and video experience is about to get a tad better.

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!

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.]