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MULTIMEDIA: DivX goes Windows Mobile with DivX Mobile
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 11.09.07 - 17:25:50 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 27049x
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Not yet ready for place-shift video streaming but you have a bunch of DivX encoded movies on your HDD? Then it's time to download DivX new mobile player which was just released and which is called "DivX Mobile". Beside supporting Symbian S60 and UIQ, the new DivX Mobile player also supports Windows Mobile in all its flavors - from Windows Mobile 2003 and Second Edition Pocket PCs up to Windows Mobile 5.0 as well as Windows Mobile 6.0 (including Classic, Professional and Standard devices). DivX Mobile Player will try to play any video on any device, but playback performance will depend on the phone's processor speed (DivX recommends 200 MHz or faster).

The application will drop video frames as needed during playback which means it won't achieve 30 fps for all bitrates and for best playback results DivX recommends to convert videos to DivX at 24 or 30 fps at 320x240 resolution with 300 Kbps video and 128 Kbps stereo audio.

The free download requires a free DivX account and you can either download the .exe to install the DivX Mobile player from your PC or the .cab file to install it straight from your device.

By the way - if you are going to purchase a new O2 Xda comet soon, you don't need to install DivX Mobile. The Xda comet is one of the few (if not the only?) Windows Mobile devices which can play DivX videos out of the box already. Straight in the Windows Media Player Mobile (click here for a screenshot), even if it's not DivX Mobile certified.

Cheers ~ Arne

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