3DNews.net heeft een editorial gepost over Open DVD en de dood van DivX (gisteren bekend gemaakt). Voor het geval je net zoals mij geen flauw idee hebt wat Divx is, heb je hier een korte uitleg uit het artikel van 3DN:
For those of you that have managed to avoid the entire DivX debate, here it is in a nutshell. Divx was an encrypted form of DVD that sold for $4.99, around the price of a rental, supposedly. You could watch the disc an unlimited number of times for 48 hours after buying it, and thereafter had to pay $3 each time. The discs could be upgraded to "silver" for an additional $20, which gave them an unlimited number of viewings. Sounds pretty reasonable, right? So what was the downside?
The downside was that several movie studios, Buena Vista in particular, had agreed to release DivX versions of their product first, and some had decided to avoid Open DVD altogether. Of those that were releasing Open DVD's at all, they were generally delayed by several months.
Aah, nu snap ik ook waarom iedereen zo blij is met de aankondiging dat DivX niet op de markt gebracht zal worden .