DivX 5.1 Features "Psychovisual" Modeling

DivXNetworks, Inc. has released an update for DivX, bringing it to version 5.1. DivX is an encoder utility designed for compressing video for DVD authoring. The update features speed enhancements and "psychovisual" modeling via texture cortex masking. According to DivXNetworks

DivXNetworks, Inc., today announced the release of DivX for Mac 5.1.

The newest Mac version of the revolutionary, patent-pending DivX ? video compression technology, DivX for Mac 5.1 offers significant improvements in speed, performance, and visual quality, making it the highest-performing video compression technology for the Mac platform.

5.1 Enhancements:

  • Decoder Re-architecture (Up to 100% Faster)?The completely re-architected video decoder is up to 100% faster than previous versions
  • New Feedback Mode?This new feature displays visual feedback and technical information to the user, providing more precise control over the compression of video
  • New Psychovisual Modeling?Improved psychovisual modeling enables better compression and more precise encoding through texture cortex masking, speed optimization and more
  • Two New High-Quality Modes?New high-quality encoding modes with improved B-frame support and improved motion estimation for higher visual quality
  • New GUI?New interface provides a simplified user experience and improved accessibility

You can find more information about the DivX update at the DivXNetworks, Inc. Web site. The DivX update is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$30.00.