DivX, Inc., a leading digital media company connecting people and entertainment, and Yamaha, an international leader in audio and video products, recently announced at the IFA trade show the worldwide launch of Yamaha DivX Plus(TM) HD Certified Blu-ray players.

These new 3D-ready players are touted to bring the best in visual quality and full-featured media capabilities, enabling stunning playback of full 1080p DivX Plus HD video using the MKV container.

Background

Yamaha’s new line of Blu-ray players are 3D-ready and feature universal playback (BD, SA-CD, DVD-Audio/Video, CD). The BD-S1067 will be available in Europe to start, and Yamaha plans to launch additional DivX HD Certified Blu-ray player models in North America, Oceania and other areas in the future.

With DivX Plus HD technology, these Blu-ray devices will empower consumers to enjoy their personal and Internet video collections in the DivX format directly on their TVs.

DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supports the playback of all content created with DivX software.

Available on www.divx.com, DivX Plus Software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. DivX Plus HD Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.

“We are pleased to partner with an industry leader such as Yamaha to add DivX Plus HD Certification to their new global Blu-ray line,” said Matt Milne, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, DivX, Inc. “OEMs recognize the value of DivX Plus HD Certification as a way to take HD video to the next level at home or on the go.”

“At Yamaha we are known for our unique heritage of artisanship and technological know-how, and our partnership with DivX to enhance our video playback capabilities reflects that commitment to excellence,” said Shuichi Esaki, AV Technology Development Department Manager, Yamaha. “With DivX Plus HD support for MKV video playback, our new players will transform how consumers enjoy HD movies and Internet video.”