- Jerome Rota
Jerome Rota (1973- ) is a French inventor born in
Montpelier. He also known by the name Gej.
In 1999, while he was working as a
graphic designerand a technical director in an advertising agency in France, he invented the compression format DivXvideo by hacking into MPEG4beta-version 3. His invention had the advantage of supporting the AVIformatted files.Initial peer-to-peer rapid spread of the program turned into its introductions to the markets. As a result, a name was given to the program and a company was established.
The software was first given the name ProjectMayo. Rota established the company
DivX, Inc.(formerly known as DivXNetworks, Inc.), based in San Diego, in 2000. The company employed up to 300 employees by February 2007.
* [http://seekingalpha.com/article/17208-divx-ipo-key-background-for-investors Background on DivX, Inc. IPO from Seeking Alpha]
* [http://www.codecdivx.it/en/index.htm The DivX story]
* [http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=FfI4J3IDATE&NR=1 Meet Jérôme Gej Rota] , Communication on the new DivX Connected platform
* [http://www.journaldunet.com/solutions/emploi/dossier/0601-francais-etanger/0601_it-jerome-rota-divx.shtml Interview of Jérôme Rota] (in French), by JDN Solutions
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