Next-Generation Surround Sound for the Digital Home
InterVideo(R), Inc. a leading provider of integrated digital and high-definition multimedia and audio/video content solutions in the PC, CE and wireless industries, today announced that its WinDVD HD(TM) is the first software HD DVD disc player to include Dolby(R) TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus technologies for high-definition audio.
Both Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus are surround sound audio codecs developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. as the next-generation audio technologies for high-definition programming and media. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound and offers an unprecedented home theater experience. Dolby Digital Plus combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential of HD DVD discs for an amazing high-definition experience.
"InterVideo WinDVD has always been the leading DVD player in the industry. Now, with Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus, WinDVD HD promises users an even better audio experience with next-generation, high-definition media," said Steve Ro, CEO of InterVideo. "InterVideo appreciates Dolby’s efforts in developing high-definition audio technology so together, we can deliver a better audio experience to all our users."
"InterVideo and Dolby share a vision to provide consumers with the best in digital entertainment technology. Working with InterVideo, we believe WinDVD HD delivers on this vision," said Greg Rodehau, Director, PC Business Segment, Dolby Laboratories. WinDVD HD is the first HD DVD player for the PC to support both Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus, and we believe it is an excellent choice for consumers who want to experience high-quality surround sound with their entertainment PCs."
Dolby TrueHD technology delivers true high-definition sound: audio playback that is bit-for-bit identical to that of a studio master recording. Dolby Digital Plus, an extension of world-class Dolby Digital technology, introduces viewers to the next level of listening experience with rich, warm bass response and crystal-clear, high-frequency performance. Both Dolby technologies support more than eight audio channels.