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Microsoft, DivX In Discussions For Xbox 360 Support

Microsoft, DivX In Discussions For Xbox 360 Support

November 12, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander

November 12, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander
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Video codec firm DivX has been discussing the possibility of its support for the codec on the Xbox 360, with DivX CEO Kevin Hell commenting that the company is "in discussions" with Microsoft, but that it is "not a certified or licensed product at this time."

JP Morgan analyst Paul Coster questioned DivX CEO Kevin Hell in a Q&A session at the JP Morgan SmMid Cap conference transcribed by financial site SeekingAlpha, immediately following DivX's recent financial results.

Hell seemed caught off-guard when Coster mentioned hearing at a recent Microsoft conference about DivX's codec being incorporated on Microsoft's media extender, asking whether that relationship would extend to the Xbox 360.

Hell seemed initially enthusiastic, then backed off: "Yes! that, uh, were in discussions with Microsoft on that at this point in time, so I cant go into any great detail on that. Um, that is not a certified, that is not a certified or licensed product at this time.

Following Hell's comments, DivX CFO Dan Halveston stepped in to divert the direction of the conversation, according to SeekingAlpha. It is unclear whether any potential changes would occur swiftly enough to be included in the Fall/Winter Dashboard Update for the Xbox 360.


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