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Rumor: 360 DivX support to be a Fall feature

During a recent earnings report presentation, DivX CEO Kevin Hell might have revealed a bit too much regarding DivX support on the Xbox 360.

JP Morgan analyst Paul Coster asked Hell about DivX support that was added to Microsoft's Media Extender and if that foreshadowed a release to the Xbox 360. Hell's response was an enthusiastic "Yes!" followed by a semi-awkward, backpedaling clarification that went something like ... "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."

His response may not sound like confirmation of DivX headed to the 360, but simply reading the quote doesn't paint the whole picture. According to those who attended the conference, it was how he answered the question thta was most revealing. Hell was very enthusiastic at first when he answered "Yes!" and then he quickly tried to backpedal and change the subject. Was it a slip of the tongue or a simple misunderstanding? No one is certain, but we wouldn't be surprised to see DivX support added to the 360 this December.

[Thanks, Evan Walsh]

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41. Hmmm didn't a big black console just get divx and then i see this... coincidence? i don't really care if it gets divx or not most of my video files are in mpeg4, avi and flv, come on microsoft not even ur own video format? pllz add avi to this codec list

Posted at 9:50AM on Nov 12th 2007 by ChiTownRuler23

42. for those that have asked if DivX would then let you play Xvid. the answer is no, they are 2 different codecs.

Posted at 11:34AM on Nov 12th 2007 by AtomB

43. My God would this be great. No more screwing around with transcoding etc. I'd even pay for the feature.

Posted at 3:59PM on Nov 12th 2007 by MB

44. Man, this would rock. I've been using a media streamer for a while and this would eliminate my need to have that ... I could just use my 360.

Make it so!

Posted at 12:48AM on Nov 13th 2007 by Kyle

45. i would consider buying another xbox360 to use as a media center if it had divx support.. since most of everyone uses divx

Posted at 9:06AM on Nov 13th 2007 by tastybytes

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