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Re: [vox] DivX? was: Why Debian?
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Re: [vox] DivX? was: Why Debian?



On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Foo Lim wrote:

> On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > begin: Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> quote
> > > On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, William Kendrick wrote:
> > >
> > > > I somehow missed most of the whole topic of "DivX" in the world of
> > > > computing, and I'm curious...  I often see it with the ";-)" stuck at
> > > > the end.
> > >
> > > I believe the grinning face is a part of the name, so the full name of
> > > DivX is "DivX ;-)".
> >
> > bill, if you think /YOU'RE/ out of it...
> >
> > /I/ can't even tell if mark is kidding or not!     8-)
> >
> > pete
> 
> It is part of the name.  I think it's to distinguish it from the defunct
> DivX standard from Circuit City which died a horrible death (depends on
> who you talk to).  Why they decided to use that name is beyond me.
> Perhaps a search will turn up an answer, but I'm not that curious.

http://www.divxmovies.com/www.divxcodec.com/info/
http://www.divx.com/support/what.php

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