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Sponsoring update: DivX becomes Main Sponsor

on June 17th, 2009, by Ton

Great news, DivX Inc. has signed up for our Main Sponsor offer!
Having used raw material from our previous Open Movies in the past, they’re very interested in getting Durian footage in the highest quality, including subtitles and extras, for technical tests and distribution. They will further assist us on making the best quality DivX encoded versions of our movie, also for distribution via our website.


(BTW, also two Gold Sponsors have signed up, check the sponsoring page)


18 Responses to “Sponsoring update: DivX becomes Main Sponsor”

  1. Ali Says:

    Cool !

    this is great news

  2. Garth Williamson Says:

    I’m hoping that the movies main release format will still be an open format like ogg theora? As always, great to hear that things are moving along (-:

  3. ethana2 Says:

    Can I play divx movies on Ubuntu?

  4. ethana2 Says:

    Ok, looks like I can.

  5. Nikson Leonard Ferraz Says:

    Some one have doubt about the susses of this project?
    Really good news!

  6. Tweakingknobs Says:


    Congrats !!! yuhuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  7. Gen X Says:


  8. wayne Says:

    full steam ahead!

  9. Dusty Says:

    YEAH!! LOVE DivX!!! Really proud of them stepping up like that!!!

    Ton, you must be happy! In my book this is a great day for Blender.

  10. elio Says:

    Itยดs good to see that the effors put in make productions take attention from companies like DivX, many other companies can be also interested in obtain cheap high quality movies for test or show the power of his new products.

  11. RH2 Says:

    Thank you DivX! Any sponsor deserves respect.

  12. mercury Says:

    gran noticia…
    un agradecimiento a los chicos del DivX…

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Wow! This is popularity, greetz ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope, that other companies, who used Peach/Orange Projects materials will also join to the party ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. nawabz Says:

    wow, this is great news.
    open source or not, i am still for divx as a sponsor. it shows closed source formats still can benefit from open source movies. nice one Ton ๐Ÿ˜‰

    cool divx showcase of blender foundation open movies:

  15. John Drinkwater Says:

    Iโ€™m slightly bothered by this, but I can see how funding is important to the project.
    Is this likely to affect licensing of the end result? i.e., do they get a copy that isnโ€™t CC-BY?

  16. Steve Says:

    John: probably what you’ll see is that Divx will encode the mp4 version of the film (with h264/aac) using their new h264 encoder so they can show it off, and they’ll use that as a showcase piece.
    (Which would be not uncommon- Big Buck Bunny appears to be the standard for HD video comparison tests- let’s hope Durian continues that.)

  17. brecht Says:

    Durian will be available in other video formats besides DivX, and as for licensing, I don’t see what they would gain having a non CC-BY license, all it requires is that you put a credit next to the video, further you can do what you want basically.

  18. Radscientist Says:

    subtitle? yes! (I’m deaf myself and would like to share blender goodness with some students in Gallaudet University ๐Ÿ˜€ )