Saturday, December 1, 2007

After PS3 XBOX 360 Gets DivX Support

As we have guessed that Xbox 360 will go in the path of PS3 and so they are.

Coming to you December 4 will be an updated Xbox 360 Dashboard that will play your downloaded videos.

The Xbox 360 Fall Update will arrive fashionably late on December 4, bringing with it a slew of enhancements to Microsoft’s console interface. Official details were released today, confirming previous reports speculating on what would be new.

The new Dashboard update will bring with it an “Inside Xbox” news feed from, where gamers can read about game releases, events, and Xbox LIVE Marketplace offers. This feature mirrors the Information Board recently introduced to the PlayStation 3 in the v2.0 firmware.

Perhaps the biggest video-related addition in the Fall Update is MPEG-4 Part 2 video codec support, most popularly implemented in DivX and Xvid videos. Videos packaged in an AVI container encoded in either simple profile or advanced simple profile should play in their full glory on the Xbox 360. The inclusion of MPEG-4 Part 2 video support was a feature hinted at by DivX Inc. CEO Kevin Hell earlier this month, though its implementation will arrive sooner than most expected.

The Fall Dashboard Update will be available for all connected Xbox 360 consoles free of charge beginning at 2:00 a.m. PST on December 4.


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Anonymous said...

The article sounds like PS3 has divX support already. It has only been announced. As of Tuesday next week, the 360 will be the only Next Gen Device to play divX/Xvid files.

shyam_rocks said...

But I think PS3 announced the DivX support much before...

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