NVIDIA™ Corporation and InterVideo, Inc. announced today that InterVideo’s
WinDVD™ software DVD player, when combined with NVIDIA’s RIVA TNT™ 3D processor, has received Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification for high
quality, full frame rate software enabled DVD playback.
This new DVD software playback solution is the first to successfully pass Microsoft’s rigorous test requirements and achieve the WHQL logo of certification for the RIVA TNT.
WinDVD’s impressive list of features includes an advanced intuitive user interface, software video window scaling, software and hardware sub-picture alpha blending, software video
signal de-interlacing, and software color and brightness control. WinDVD includes state-of-the-art support for VCD disc and MP3 audio file playback, DVD region control and the most
powerful and responsive DVD navigator in the industry.
The WHQL logo has become a de-facto standard for software enabled DVD playback systems and many major U.S. system manufacturers now require the logo before shipping
software DVD solutions. Microsoft’s WHQL tests ensure software DVD players offer a compliant implementation of DirectShow™ APIs, support for a proper DVD navigation and
a bug-free user experience. Unlike competitive solutions that require the usage of proprietary-based hardware implementations for DVD playback, the WinDVD and RIVA TNT
combination is a standards-based solution that has been optimized to ensure high quality DVD playback.