InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVII - News) an industry leader in next-generation DVD and multimedia software, announced today that its Taiwan branch, InterVideo Digital Tech, and Ulead Systems (TSE:2487 - News) will be officially merged.InterVideo definitely took their sweet time finalizing this merger. It's been nearly a year since they decided to purchase a controlling interest in Ulead. If you'd like to read more, InterVideo's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
InterVideo Taiwan acquired the remaining shares of Ulead Systems Inc. in order to consolidate resources efficiently, reduce operational costs, and enhance operational efficiency. InterVideo currently owns 67 percent of Ulead and will pay NT$30 per share to buy back the remaining 33 percent of shares from Ulead shareholders.
Nero, leaders in digital media technology, announces that its powerful Nero 7 Premium software suite will be sold with the "MP3 Power Pack" during a summer special.With the "MP3 Power Pack", Nero owners will be able to do unlimited MP3 and mp3PRO encoding/decoding. More information can be found on Nero's website. Add a comment
In addition to quickly ripping music tracks into the standard MP3 format without any difficulty, this module also allows users to convert music files in the high fidelity and compressed mp3PRO format. The summer promotion version of Nero 7 Premium will be available at retail stores and online under www.nero.com by the end of June 2006.
InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVII - News) and its partner Ulead Systems, Inc. (TSE:2487 - News), industry leaders in video, image and DVD software and members of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), announced today that InterVideo Ulead has met and passed all of the requirements from Blu-ray Disc License Entity. InterVideo Ulead is the first to announce certification of its Blu-ray Disc applications.It's good to see that DVD MovieFactory will be getting BD support back after Ulead yanked it back in March. If you'd like to read more, the entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
InterVideo Ulead BD technologies include support for BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM and BD-J playback, authoring and burning which will be available in WinDVD BD(TM) and BD DiscRecorder(TM), and will later be incorporated into the DVD MovieFactory suite for video editing and DVD & Blu-ray Disc authoring.
Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, announced today that its Roxio Blu-ray Disc (BD) software has been selected by Fujitsu Limited to power its DESKPOWER TX95S/D. Expected to be the first desktop computer available with an integrated Blu-ray Disc drive when it launches in Japan at the end of June, Fujitsu's DESKPOWER TX95S/D will usher in a new era of high-definition optical recording on the PC.If you'd like to read more, Sonic's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
"Sonic's design win with Fujitsu underscores the performance, quality and know-how Sonic brings to PC Blu-ray editing, recording and playback," said Richard Doherty, Research Director for The Envisioneering Group. "By leading the market in professional tools, Sonic is extremely well prepared to craft authoring and playback solutions for PC makers, CE device manufacturers and consumers now eager to embrace the quality and performance of High Definition."
Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today launched Roxio Labs, a customer and technology-driven initiative to rapidly bring innovative digital media technologies and services to Roxio's digital media-savvy customer base. Through the Roxio Labs Web site (http://labs.roxio.com), consumers will have the opportunity to try a wide variety of emerging technologies - developed both in-house as well as by 3rd parties - and provide valuable feedback that will help shape a new generation of compelling, web-connected, digital media software applications.Sonic already has a number of applications for download. Unfortunately, most of them are not free. More information on Roxio Labs can be found here. Add a comment
"Innovation is innate to the Sonic culture and has been a key component of our long-term strategy and successful track record of industry firsts," said Mark Ely, Sonic's executive vice president of strategy. "With Roxio Labs, we're building on this culture of innovation by enabling our global teams of digital media experts to rapidly develop exciting new products and services and deploy them directly over the web. In addition to providing applications that integrate into and complement our flagship Easy Media Creator and Toast platforms, Roxio Labs will launch a broad range of tools and technologies essential to today's digital media lifestyle."
CyberLink Corp. (TSE:5203.TW - News), a world leader in digital home solutions, and a contributing member of the Blu-ray Disc Association, will begin bundling CyberLink BD Solution software with Panasonic's Blu-ray Disc burner, the LF-MB121JD series, from June in Japan.If you'd like to read more, CyberLink's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
CyberLink's applications enable the burning of Blu-ray Discs via data burning software Power2Go, packet-writing software InstantBurn, and archiving software PowerBackup. PowerDVD provides playback functionality and PowerProducer enables authoring.
TMPG, Inc. (www.tmpg-inc.com), the company that makes digital video easy, is introducing the latest version of its advanced, high-quality video encoding software: TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress. The new version is twice as powerful than previous versions and includes a host of new functions and advancements. The release date for the English and German languages are scheduled for Tuesday, June 13 (PST), the French release is scheduled for late July.TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress will be available for purchase through TMPG's website on June 13th for $99.99. More information can be found here. Add a comment
"TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress gives video aficionados the power to take virtually any video file and encode it to any number of today's most popular file formats," stated Kimi Matsuki, TMPG CEO. "The powerful software upgrade also includes an array of features from frame-level cut-editing tools to advanced multiple video filters and effects. 4.0 XPress encoding also provides mobile support for PSP, iPod, and PDA's for on-the-go video viewing."
InterVideo, Inc. (Nasdaq:IVII - News), 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 TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus technologies for high-definition audio.If you'd like to read more, Intervideo's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Both Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus are surround sound audio codecs developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB - News) 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, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII) announced today that it has partnered with Lenovo to bundle WinDVD Creator 3, a full-featured DVD authoring package, with select Lenovo notebook and desktop PCs.If you'd like to read more, InterVideo's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Lenovo, an innovative international technology company formed as a result of the acquisition by the Lenovo Group of the IBM Personal Computing Division, is including InterVideo's WinDVD Creator 3 pre-installed with its ThinkPad T Series, ThinkCentre A and M Series, and Lenovo 3000 family of notebook and desktop PCs.