I am a big DivX/Xvid fan, and I have been for some time, so to hear that the Xbox 360 might get support for the popular format makes me giddy.
Playing DivX movies on the Xbox 360 has been something that people have been doing for a while, but it was through hacks and conversions and a Media Centre PC.
Xlife bluntly asks the question though (translated from Dutch):
After the event I had a short talk with the host and asked him whether there’d ever be support for DivX and Xvid playback. Much to my surprise he started telling me that Microsoft is working hard to implement this and a firmware update is expected within 2 months allowing you to play DivX and Xvid directly on the 360.
Xboxic digs around to find out from one of Redmond’s higher ups that “the PS3 used to have 1080p, high-def DVD and DivX playback as its strong points over the 360, and so far we’ve taken down two fo them…”
Very interesting rumour. I hope its true.