Samsung introduces first DivX certified MP3 player


MUMBAI: DivX, Inc and Samsung Electronics have launched Samsung’s first DivX Certified MP3 player, the R1, the newest edition to Samsung’s BEAT line of portable media players. Now available in Russia and Europe, the R1 is designed to playback high-quality DivX video.

DivX technology produces highly compressed video suitable for mobile platforms that require minimal storage for the highest quality experience possible. Consumers can playback any DivX video stored in the device’s internal memory. The slimmest player in the Samsung BEAT line, the R1’s 2.6-inch screen display is available with 8 or 16 GB of storage space, making it ideal for consumers on the move.

"We have long recognized the value of DivX technology and have incorporated it into many of our CE devices for the home, including digital TVs, Blu-ray and DVD players. By obtaining DivX Certification of our latest multimedia player, we’re giving our customers the freedom to enjoy their DivX video libraries when they’re on the go," said Samsung Electronics vice president Jooho Song.

"With DivX technology, the Samsung R1 packs an amazing amount of high-quality video into an incredibly small package that consumers can take with them everywhere they go. We’re pleased to expand our relationship with Samsung and look forward to making the R1 the first of many DivX Certified portable media players from this market leader," said DivX executive vice president, licensing Eric Rodli.