Samsung Galaxy S Becomes the First DivX HD Certified Android Phone


Need another reason to push the limits of that awesome Super AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy S? DivX has today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S is the first Android-powered handset to receive official certification from DivX for DivX HD media (second handset overall). Movies, TV shows, and other movies encoded in the DivX format (popular with leading content distributors) can be loaded up onto any Galaxy S smartphone and play beautifully in both standard and HD 720p (I should clarify that this doesn’t mean the video is being displayed in 720p, just that it has support to play it back).


Another feature that comes along with this certification is the ability to plug your phone in to a DivX certified HDTV. Read on for the full press details.

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX), a leading digital media company, and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD, a leading mobile provider, today announced that the Galaxy S™ is now DivX Certified® for HD video playback at 720p resolution. The Galaxy S is the world’s first Android™ mobile phone that is DivX Certified for HD and the second overall DivX HD Certified phone, following the successful launch of the Samsung Wave.

Now available in the United States, Europe and Asia, the Galaxy S has a large 4-inch super AMOLED display, which delivers an unrivaled screen quality for a better viewing experience. Powered by a 1GHz processor, the Galaxy S dazzles with amazing 3-D graphics, faster upload and download times, and a rich multimedia and gaming experience. As an Android-powered device, the Galaxy S also provides access to the more than 70,000 applications from Android Market.

To enjoy DivX video on the Galaxy S, consumers can load their video libraries of both standard definition and HD 720p movies in the DivX format on the internal and external memory (expandable to 32GB) and then watch their collections anywhere they choose. In addition, the Galaxy S can connect directly to other DivX Certified devices, such as HDTVs, turning it into a powerful mobile set-top box in the living room. The Galaxy S will also support the secure playback of major Hollywood titles in the DivX format from leading studios.

“The Galaxy S has exploded in popularity, and we are very excited to join Samsung in promoting its new DivX HD capabilities,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer, DivX, Inc. “We’re pleased that Samsung recognizes the importance of the DivX brand in providing their consumers with a seamless, high-quality entertainment experience.”

“Samsung continues to launch feature-rich devices packed with innovative technologies,” said Younghee Lee, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics. “By obtaining DivX HD Certification of our new Android-powered multimedia smart phone, we’re giving our customers the freedom to enjoy their DivX videos up to 720p at home and on the go.”

DivX Certified phones are all tested to guarantee high-quality DivX video playback. DivX technology produces highly compressed video that requires minimal storage for the highest quality media experience on a mobile platform for viewing anytime, anywhere.

Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.
For more information about DivX, visit www.divx.com.
About DivX
DivX, Inc. is a leading digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment—the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 300 million DivX devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.
On June 2, 2010, DivX, Inc. and Sonic Solutions announced a proposed merger transaction. Sonic Solutions has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the proposed merger and both companies intend to mail a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents to Sonic and DivX shareholders following such time that the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Now this excites me. These are basically the only type of videos I watch, something tells me my next phone will be a Samsung.

  2. Man, I gotta get me that Vibrant (and ditch this Cliq XT)!

  3. The free Rockplayer app plays 720p Divx videos on my HTC Legend, although it’s at slightly lower playing speed than required due the Legends slow (600Mhz) cpu. I’m sure a Nexus one, HTC Desire or any phone that has froyo on it can play 720p videos on Rockplayer just fine.

  4. Really wish this was a feature on my Evo :(….oh well, maybe it will be soon. Codec addon download anyone?

  5. Dudes, Rockplayer plays DivX without re encoding or something. Don’t buy the Galaxy S just because of the DivX certification because every other android phone can do the same.

  6. @SoKal26

    Just get the Rockplayer. Works great on the EVO. I was watching The Matrix on my way to work this morning.

  7. @deeb215 …do you think that’s air you’re breathing now?

  8. “Dudes, Rockplayer plays DivX without re encoding or something. Don’t buy the Galaxy S just because of the DivX certification because every other android phone can do the same.”

    Unfortunately Rockplayer doesn’t have enough grunt to play back 720p with a Snapdragon. Who’s up for porting the Galaxy S player? :p

  9. @Morpheus…There is no DivX…

  10. Hm..nice going there Samsung. They really integrate the media concept into their smartphones. But I will go for the Droid X on watching movies, it rooks.

  11. I’ve had the vibrant since launch and have to say playing hd movies and games on it is plain awesome.

  12. @Morpheus Some programs can be bent, others broken.

  13. Rockplayer plays everything on my HTC Desire just fine :)

    HTC > Samsung

  14. @Morpheus Woooah… I know Kung Fu in HD

    To be perfectly honest. I’m always bragging about my HD picture quality on my Vibrant LOL. A lot of other people are telling me, this and that about how their phone is better. Well I just bust out Avatar or a 720p version of Top Gear from FinalGear.com on my phone and their words don’t mean crap LOL Also, at almost any angle that lets you see the screen the picture is still crystal clear LOL

  15. Good stuff Samsung. You have officially spoiled me with your freakin Super AMOLED. I really can’t look at any other mobile screen without fringing at it’s sub par quality. The iphone4 being an exception.

  16. Had the Galaxy S for a few weeks now – it plays everything I’ve thrown at it.

    It’s a beast.

  17. “In addition, the Galaxy S can connect directly to other DivX Certified devices, such as HDTVs, turning it into a powerful mobile set-top box in the living room.”

    Anyone care to elaborate on “connect directly”? Do they only mean DLNA or is there a cable like the rumored one or???

  18. Big with for the Galaxy and for the Porn industry lol.. “Divx puts the Vibe in Vibrant”

  19. *edit* Big WIN for the Galaxy and for the Porn industry lol.. “Divx puts the Vibe in Vibrant”

    (seriously, how does one make a typo with the wrong word..)

  20. Odd. So nothings actually changed with the phone, it just finished getting the certification? Is that right?

    Also, a strange anecdote:
    My Vibrant won’t play my old Dr. Who avi’s (RockPlayer does), but it DOES play Matroska .mkv files beautifully. go figure. The Dr. Who is ancient (Tom Baker ep 79 etc) and might not be in DivX, but VLC on my computer and Rockplayer on my Vibrant both play it.

  21. tried several times to upload divx movies from cinemanow on my vibrant and the phone wont play them. Gives me a type not recognized error. Its all hype. Just massive PR from divx, nothing more.

  22. but could all the android phone support Divx video?
    i have htc dream, i only need if i wanna watch Divx video on my htc dream, i need to convert it to H.264 video first with SnowFox Total Video Converter which i bought online.

  23. I cant get movies to play on the vibrant..super frustrating..

  24. Galaxy S sure rocks

  25. Can anyone tell me how to register from the phone. I got the code, but where do I go with it?

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