Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 18, 2019
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


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
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



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, we’re in discussions with Microsoft on that at this point in time, so I can’t 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.


Related Jobs

Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan
[09.17.19]

Experienced Game Developer
Evening Star
Evening Star — Los Angeles, California, United States
[09.17.19]

Game FX Artist
ACTIVISION
ACTIVISION — Santa Monica, California, United States
[09.17.19]

Producer, Activision
Deep Silver Volition
Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, Illinois, United States
[09.17.19]

Project Manager









Loading Comments

loader image