DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT FIRM Rovi launched its latest video streaming software suite today, Divx Plus.
The updated software suite, which works across both Windows and Mac operating systems but not on Linux, now supports faster video conversion, output to the Iphone and Ipad, as well as streaming to DLNA-compatible home electronics.
The new version is also the first software package to support Divx Plus streaming, Rovi's new adaptive streaming format that some studios and retailers have taken onboard for delivering an advanced feature set. The service offers support for HD 1080p, subtitles, multiple language tracks and trick-play functions such as smooth fast-forward and rewind. It also has the ability to resume playback across devices.
Rovi said its Divx Plus software is "an important element of the Divx ecosystem" and has been created to enable consumers to "enjoy their favorite video entertainment on their terms when and where they choose" at high quality.
The Divx Plus software package is comprised of four individual components: the Divx Plus Player, the Divx Plus Web Player, the Divx Plus Codec Pack, and the Divx Plus Converter. The Divx Plus Player includes the Divx To Go feature, which makes it possible to transfer video files to any Divx-enabled devices including HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players, gaming consoles and mobile phones. µ