Brings Award-Winning DVD Technology To Linux Market
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2000--InterVideo, Inc. (IVI) today announced that it would soon release a software DVD player/decoder for the Linux operating system, enabling users to experience DVD video and audio quality rivaling that of high-end consumer electronic players. The product, which will be called LinDVD, is expected to be the first legal DVD software solution for the Linux OS.
"InterVideo has made a commitment to support the Linux community with digital audio and video products," said Joe Monastiero, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for InterVideo, Inc. "LinDVD is the first product in a lineup that will ultimately include all of our Windows multimedia products."
The dearth of DVD solutions for Linux users has been recently well publicized, including a widely reported incident of hackers creating an unauthorized DVD decoder for Linux, resulting in lawsuits filed by the DVD industry. InterVideo has a long-standing Content Scrambling System (CSS) license, enabling it to produce and market DVD player/decoder software without violating copyright or other laws.
LinDVD will allow users to playback DVD movies, interactive DVD titles, MPEG video content and Video CDs on PCs that are equipped with a DVD drive without the need for an expensive hardware decoder card. The decoder/player includes integrated MPEG1 and MPEG2 file playback, a powerful VCD 2.0 player, and SVCD playback. A full multi-channel Dolby Digital(TM) audio decoder will be included.
"This is another exciting day for the Linux community", stated Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, "The OS continues to attract industry-leading software companies like InterVideo. Their digital video and audio products will greatly enhance the Linux multimedia experience."
InterVideo is the number one distributor of software DVD solutions worldwide. The company produces and markets the award-winning WinDVD player-decoder for Windows, as well as other advanced audio and video software products. Customers include Dell, Gateway, IBM, HP, Compaq, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, Acer, Micron, Toshiba, Creative Labs, and 3DFX.
LinDVD is expected to be available late in the second quarter of 2000. For more information, visit www.intervideo.com.
About InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo's executive team is comprised of PC digital video and audio veterans instrumental in the formation of the PC DVD industry, coming from industry pioneering companies such as LuxSonor, Chromatic Research, Zoran and E4. IVI will release a series of products in 2000 to cover the full spectrum of advanced video and audio software in areas including DTV, MP3 creation, streaming video and video encoding. InterVideo's headquarters is in Fremont, California, with regional offices in Redmond WA, Taiwan, Japan and Europe.
For more information about IVI, contact InterVideo at (510) 651-0888 or visit the web site at www.intervideo.com.
LinDVD and WinDVD are trademarks of InterVideo, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.