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MainConcept GmbH
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQ: DIVX
Industry video/audio encoding
Founded Aachen, Germany, 1993
Founders Markus Mönig
Headquarters Aachen, Germany
Area served Worldwide
Key people Pam Sergeeff,
Managing Director
Pablo Rojas
Managing Director
Products codecs, applications, plug-ins
Employees > 100 employees worldwide
Parent Since November 2007 a wholly owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc.
Website .com.mainconceptwww

MainConcept GmbH is a software company founded in Germany. They specialize in developing video/audio codecs and also applications and plug-ins related to video/audio encoding. They currently have over 100 employees world wide, including in the United States, Japan, and Russia. They are a subsidiary of DivX, Inc.


MainConcept is a video codec supplier founded 1993 in Aachen, Germany and a board member of the MPEG Industry Forum. The Russian video codec company Elecard discussed an opportunity to become part of the company between April 2005 and August 2006. Since November 2007 MainConcept is a wholly owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc. In June 2010, Sonic Solutions acquired DivX and its subsidiaries in a cash and stock deal valued at $323 million.[1][2]

The company is specializing in video codecs since 1995 with a focus to standards, e.g. H.264/AVC, MPEG, AVC-Intra etc.

In 2001 MainConcept delivered the first MPEG-1/2 Codec and in 2004 the first H.264/MPEG-4 AVC was delivered.

In August 2007, Adobe Systems licensed the H.264 and AAC technology developed by MainConcept for integration into its Adobe Flash Player software.[3] In April 2010 MainConcept has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with AMD to accelerate digital video encode.[4] In September 2010, the company launched MainConcept Reference 2.1 for Mac/Windows providing enhanced support for Mac OS 10.5/10.6, Apple iPad, HTML5.[5][6]

On June 4, 2013, Rovi Corporation released the MainConcept HEVC SDK 1.0.[7] SDK 1.0 supports Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology (SABET) which allows for the simultaneous encoding of up to 10 video output streams with reduced computing cost.[7] SDK 1.0 is available for Windows and SDK 1.0.1, which will be released in July 2013, will add support for Linux and Mac OS X.[7][8] SDK 1.0 supports the Main profile while SDK 2.0, which will be released in Q4 2013, will add support for the Main 10 profile.[8][9]


IP licensing / SDK products

MPEG -1/2 VC-3 Codec SDK
H.264/AVC H.265/HEVC Dolby Digital Consumer
JPEG2000 Motion JPEG Dolby Digital Pro SDK
MPEG-4 Part2/H.263 Converter & Scaler Dolby Digital Plus Pro SDK
DivX Network Streaming Scalable Video Coding
DV/DVCPRO 25 Audio SDK ShowCase
DV/DVCPRO 25/50 AAC MCE Encoder

Application & Plug-In products

TotalCode Enterprise TotalCode Broadcast Pack TotalCode Advanced Audio Pack Decoder Packs
DivX® DVCPRO HD Dolby Digital Plus Pro MPEG-2
DivX Plus H.264/AVC (10-bit, Intra Class 50 & 100) Dolby Digital Pro
H.264/AVC JPEG2000 DTS
Plug-Ins for Adobe Plug-Ins for Sony
Plug-In for Adobe Flash Media Encoder - AAC Encoder Plug-In for Sony ClipBrowser - Conversion Pack #1
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 - MPEG Pro HD4 H.264/AVC & MPEG Plug-In for Sony ClipBrowser - Conversion Pack #2
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 - MPEG Pro HD4 - XDCAM Plug-In for Adobe Plug-In for Ziris Screen Cutter - AVC Encoder
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 - MPEG Pro HD4 - DVCPRO Plug-In
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 - MPEG Pro HD4 - AVC-Intra Plug-In Plug-Ins for Apple
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 - MPEG Pro HD4 - Broadcast Suite Plug-In Movie Export Professional for Final Cut Pro
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 - Codec Suite 5.0 Professional Movie Export Broadcast for Final Cut Pro
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 - Codec Suite 5.0 Broadcast
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 - Codec Suite 5.0 Dolby Digital Pro

Supported Formats

iPod DV Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra
Flash DVCAM JPEG 2000
Blu-ray XDCAM IMX Digital TV


See also


  1. ^ "Sonic Solutions to Acquire DivX".  
  2. ^ Robin Wauters (June 2, 2010). "Sonic Solutions To Acquire DivX In $323 Million Deal". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  3. ^ James "Dela" Delahunty (August 25, 2007). "MainConcept licenses core codec technologies to Adobe for Flash". AfterDawn. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ Jai C.S. (April 12, 2010). "MainConcept and AMD Collaborate for GPU Acceleration". TMCnet. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "メインコンセプト、MainConcept Reference 2.1 for Mac/Windowsの日本国内販売を開始" (in Japanese). ProNews. September 6, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ "HTML5- תלת מימד ותמיכה ב- IBM בתערוכת MainConcept" (in Hebrew). September 12, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "Rovi Releases MainConcept HEVC SDK". Rovi Corporation. 2013-06-04. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  8. ^ a b "HEVC/H.265". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  9. ^ David Fox (2013-06-07). "Rovi releases MainConcept HEVC SDK". TVBEurope. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  10. ^ "Video filtering and compression by MSU Video Group".  

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