Ottawa - Corel Corporation, a developer of graphics, productivity, and digital media software, has announced a retail version of InterVideo WinDVD 8 Platinum that leverages Nvidia PureVideo HD technology and GeForce 8 series graphics processing units (GPUs) to deliver Blu-ray and HD DVD playback on desktop and notebook PCs.
WinDVD is a popular video playback and navigation software that supports DVD/video/audio in a wide range of formats, eliminating media compatibility issues.
WinDVD leverages the power of Nvidia PureVideo HD hardware-acceleration capabilities to deliver efficient hardware decoding for playback of H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 movies. Graphics cards and notebooks based on the latest GeForce 8600, GeForce 8500, and GeForce 8M Series GPUS offload the complex H.264 decoding process from the CPU, freeing the CPU to perform other tasks and reducing power consumption.
The WinDVD H.264 codec technology uses advanced algorithms, and provides the ability to divide decoding tasks among several hardware cores and hardware threads on the CPU and the GPU. WinDVD's H.264 codec partitions the decoding tasks into multiple threads to maximize all the processing power of the latest dual-core and hyper-threading technologies, as well as the Nvidia GPU’s hardware acceleration.