WinDVD now officially Windows 2000 compliant

InterVideo announced today that its software DVD player, WinDVD, had passed Microsoft’s new test requirements for a Windows Hardware Quality Labs logo for Windows 2000 on a Dell Dimension system configured with the Nvidia GeForce 256 graphics. WinDVD is the first software DVD solution to be granted Logo status by Microsoft on the new Windows 2000 operating system.

Microsoft tests all software DVD players for compliant implementation of their DirectShow APIs, support for a proper DVD
navigation and a relatively bug-free user experience. Microsoft uses three WHQL status designations for software DVD
players: Development, Compatible and Logo. Major system manufacturers worldwide require this Logo status before they will
consider shipping a software DVD solution.

WinDVD’s list of features includes software video window scaling, software and hardware sub-picture alpha blending, software video signal de-interlacing, and software color and brightness control. The player offers support for Dolby Digital multi-channel audio, VCD disc playback, DVD region control and incorporates the most powerful and responsive DVD navigator in the industry. It supports all of the industry standard DVD APIs, including DirectShow(TM), DirectDraw(TM) and DirectSound(TM), and is legacy compatible with the MCI interactive title standard. In addition, InterVideo has a unique application interface layer to allow WinDVD to quickly support any graphics adapter with DVD hardware-assist features, like motion compensation and IDCT. WinDVD’s architecture is uniquely modular and tightly tailored to the DVD specification and the intricacies of the PC system environment, providing the most seamless navigation experience available.

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