Subject: Re: AVI/MPEG2/MPEG4 (DivX) player for NetBSD ?
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Reinoud Zandijk <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/06/2001 12:07:38
Hi John,

On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, John Nemeth wrote:
> } since DivX is now open source ( i've build a library package
>      I hate to ask silly question, but what in the world is DivX?  I
> did check out the website, but it didn't have an answer, at least not
> one that was immediately obvious (which is poor website design).

Well thats ok :)) hehe... DivX is an implementation of the MPEG4 standard
(AFAIK) that allows extreme video and audio compression without too much
visualloss. Its far far better than MPEG2 in compression ratio but takes
more processor time to decode ofcource ....