Intervideo announces WinDVD 5 playback of HD-DVDs with InterActual Add-on pack


Announces WinDVD 5 Playback of High-Definition DVD Discs with InterActual Add-on



Inc. (Nasdaq:IVII) announced today that WinDVD(R) 5, its award-winning software

solution for watching DVDs on a PC, provides playback of the new high-definition

movies on DVD discs when combined with InterVideo’s InterActual(R) add-on pack.

With the software, users can enjoy the pristine resolution enabled by

Microsoft(R) Windows Media(R) 9 Series (WMV HD). In addition to playback support

for the high-definition DVD discs, InterVideo announced two new WinDVD

capabilities that are about to be released — support for playback (but not

duplication) of Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) on a PC and

support for on-disc playback of the new Windows Media HD discs on a PC.

A growing number of Hollywood moviemakers,

including Artisan, IMAX and National Geographic, have released or will soon

release high-definition DVD packs that include a standard definition disc and a

second disc with WMV HD versions of the films. With video resolutions of up to

1080p, the new WMV HD titles deliver approximately six times the resolution of

today’s DVD video. By adding the optional InterActual add-on pack, WinDVD 5

users can cost-effectively enjoy the unparalleled video experience these WMV HD

DVDs offer on their desktop and laptop PCs and PCs connected to a

high-definition home theater system. No additional software is required. Future

versions will also enable playback of non-InterActual enhanced discs as well.

“InterVideo’s seamless integration of InterActual’s

technology makes it easy and affordable for consumers to experience both the

dramatically superior image quality of high-definition DVD videos and the

exciting interactive features major motion picture studios have added to their

DVD-Video offerings,” said Todd Collart, President & CEO of InterActual.

“WinDVD 5 is the first software for DVD playback on a PC to offer this kind of


“InterVideo is committed to maintaining its

leadership in developing innovative software DVD playback solutions for PCs,”

said Steve Ro, InterVideo’s president. “We anticipated the impact that HDTV will

have on the evolution of DVD Video and are focused on bringing these new

experiences to PC users as they emerge.” Ro explained that InterVideo is

currently finalizing new technologies that will enable WinDVD playback of

Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) and WMV HD media. “These

technologies remove the barriers to transferring protected discs from the

original recorder to a PC for playback while protecting the content from being

copied. It’s a new concept in copy protection for PC playback and will be

especially important for content recorded from high definition television

programming,” he added.

As part of its commitment to make watching a video

on a PC or laptop more entertaining, InterVideo has also added its new Smart

Stretch(TM) Technology and Mobile Technology to WinDVD 5. With Smart Stretch,

users can customize their viewing image with intelligent compensation for the

differences in displays and aspect ratios, i.e., when viewing 4:3 content on

16:9 or vice versa. InterVideo’s non-linear technology minimizes the distortion

by only stretching the edges of the video and maintaining the original content

in the center portion of the image. InterVideo Mobile Technology to help users

extend the battery life and playback time of mobile PCs featuring Intel(R)’s new

Centrino(TM) mobile technology and other Intel notebook processors.

In addition to the new InterActual add-on option,

InterVideo also offers the DVD-Audio pack with navigation controls and playback

capabilities for the latest high-definition standard in music listening. With

the pack, users can navigate the audio content, skip tracks, play music, or

access the special audio disc menus to view slide shows, pictures, lyrics and

bonus sessions with ease.

Pricing, Availability

InterVideo’s new InterActual add-on packs for

WinDVD Gold 5 and WinDVD Platinum 5 are available at InterVideo’s web site, for

a suggested list price of $ 19.95.

InterVideo markets WinDVD to consumers and hardware

OEMs, including manufacturers of PCs, video cards, camcorders, disk drives and

consumer electronics products. It can be used with PC and laptop computers

running Windows 98/2000/Me/XP. Available at InterVideo’s web site at and at retail

outlets around the world, the suggested list prices for WinDVD Gold 5 and WinDVD

Platinum 5 are $ 49.95 and $ 69.95 respectively.

Also available at InterVideo’s web site, the

DVD-Audio pack is priced at $ 39.95

About InterVideo, Inc.

InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD software.

InterVideo has developed a technology platform from which it has created a broad

suite of integrated multimedia software products that allow users to capture,

edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital video. InterVideo’s software is

bundled with products sold by the majority of the top ten PC OEMs ranked in

terms of sales by IDC. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA with regional

offices in Europe, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, contact

InterVideo at 510/651-0888 or visit the company’s Web site at

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the historical statements contained

herein, the foregoing release contains forward-looking statements, including

statements regarding InterVideo WinDVD(R) products. These forward-looking

statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could

differ materially due to several factors, including but not limited to the

market acceptance of our new products and product enhancements, the ability to

forecast customer behavior and recognize or respond to emerging trends, changing

preferences or competitive factors, the resolution of any notices of claims

regarding alleged infringement of third parties’ intellectual property rights,

the ability to maintain or expand our relationship with PC OEMS and other risks

and uncertainties. Please consult the various reports and documents filed by

InterVideo with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not

limited to InterVideo’s Form 10-Q for other risk factors that could cause actual

results to differ. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof

and InterVideo disclaims any responsibility to update or revise any

forward-looking statement provided in this news release.

InterVideo is a registered trademarks and UniPass

is a trademark of InterVideo, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of

their respective holders.

Source: Business Wire