DivX Positioned as Open Standard for Broadband Digital Video

Technology Embraced by Open-Source Community, Ported to All Major Platforms

Within Three Months of First Release

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from DivXNetworks, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The open source version of DivX(TM)
 video compression technology ("OpenDivX") has been ported to all major
 operating systems and processing platforms less than three months after the
 release of the source code, DivXNetworks, Inc. announced today.  The emerging
 standard for broadband digital video, OpenDivX is a codec
 (compressor/decompressor) technology that allows for the delivery of
 full-screen, high-quality video content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
     The open-source DivX project is headquartered at Project Mayo
 (www.projectmayo.com), the popular DivX development site owned and operated by
 DivXNetworks.  Since its debut on January 15, 2001, OpenDivX has been ported
 to major operating systems including Linux, MacOS, Amiga, iPAQ, and Microsoft
 Windows.  Additionally, the core technology of the codec has been ported to a
 variety of embedded processors such as MIPS, StrongARM, TriMedia and Phillips,
 paving the way for DivX support on handheld devices and set-top boxes.
     "DivX has been popularized through massive grassroots adoption, not a huge
 marketing budget.  We began the open-source project to give the global
 community of technology enthusiasts and videophiles at the heart of the DivX
 movement the opportunity to take ownership of the technology and contribute to
 its success," said Jordan Greenhall, co-founder and CEO of DivXNetworks
 (www.divxnetworks.com).  "In just a few short months, the project has been an
 overwhelming success.  A number of exciting applications have been created by
 our co-developers, and we continue to welcome the input of anyone interested
 in helping create the open standard that will drive the future of
 high-quality, Internet-based digital video."
     Underscoring the rising popularity of the technology among developers as
 well as casual Internet users, DivX was the 17th most searched term on the
 Internet for the week ending March 23, according to technology news and
 information web site CNET.  The Project Mayo community currently includes over
 1,500 registered members, with over 100 active co-developers on the open
 source project, and the site has recorded over 1.5 million downloads of both
 the source code and the actual OpenDivX technology since its January release.
 It is estimated that DivX codec technologies have been downloaded over 15
 million times since late 1999.
     About DivXNetworks
     DivXNetworks is the leader and developer of DivX(TM), the emerging
 standard for high-quality broadband digital video.  The company operates
 Project Mayo (www.projectmayo.com), the popular development site of the next
 generation of DivX technology.  DivXNetworks is transitioning the popular DivX
 video compression technology from the underground to mainstream, setting the
 pace for fast, secure and easy Internet downloads of near DVD-quality video.
 DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California, with satellite offices
 in New York and Los Angeles.  For more information about DivXNetworks, visit

SOURCE DivXNetworks, Inc.