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

On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 02:17:14PM -0700, Danny Webster wrote:
>     DivX was a DVD format that allowed you to watch it just once or twice
> for the original $5.00 or so that is cost.  To watch it again it would have
> to be credited with another viewing, kind of like a phone card.  Circuit
> City was the main investor in this technology, but DivX was dropped a little
> over a year ago.  Any DivX DVD player could play non-DivX DVDs but a DVD
> player had to be equipped with DivX technology for it to play DivX DVDs.  So
> the idea was to have disposeable movies and therby reduce the need for movie
> rental places.  Hence the interest from Circuit City.
> Danny Webster

Thank you for this very informative post.

Hmph.  For $5, I could rent a VHS twice and watch it twenty times.
Seems to me, if you're going to limit it to only one or two viewings,
you should charge much less.


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