InterVideo today announced WinDVD? 8, the latest release of the software DVD player.
WinDVD 8 is available in two versions. WinDVD 8 Platinum will appeal to power users who want the latest audio/video technologies, such as H.264 and VC1 support, and the ability to integrate with the Media Center and UPnP home networking.
A universal player, the Platinum version can be used to play back the latest high-definition file formats, such as MPEG2-HD, VC1, WMV-HD and H.264 HD, as well as all the standard-definition formats like MPEG-4, Real, QuickTime and WMV (Windows Media Video).
As more and more high-definition Blu-ray and HD DVD discs are entering the market, InterVideo, as the technology leader in video and audio decoding, has complied with all the requirements for playing back these advanced disc formats in full, high-definition quality. WinDVD was selected as the player of choice for OEM customers like Sony and Toshiba, bundling the HD version with their first-to-market HD DVD and Blu-ray-capable PCs.
Users who buy WinDVD 8 Gold or Platinum can get HD DVD/Blu-ray Disc Playback functionality by purchasing the HD Upgrade Pack, available separately from www.intervideo.com.