ArcSoft Announces Blu-ray Solutions

ArcSoft has announced at CES its full suite of Blu-ray solutions, including playback, video editing and authoring, plus data backup. ArcSoft TotalMedia Extreme is a suite of applications that allows consumers to play video, create and edit video and music discs, and back up files, using either Blu-ray discs, DVDs, or CDs. The component programs are fully integrated, providing an elegant and unified home entertainment experience. ArcSoft Digital Theatre 2, one of the TotalMedia Extreme applications, is also available as a standalone program. In addition to playing commercial and homemade DVD movies, Digital Theatre plays Blu-ray discs, HD DVDs, AVCHDs, CDs, and a variety of multimedia files.

The TotalMedia Extreme software suite includes four primary applications: Digital Theatre 2, TotalMedia Studio MV, TotalMedia Studio AV, and TotalMedia Backup & Record. OEM licensing for TotalMedia Extreme can include some or all of these primary applications. Only Digital Theatre 2 is currently available for retail purchase as a standalone application.

ArcSoft Digital Theatre 2 Key Features:
- High definition, full resolution playback of BD-AV, BD-MV, BD-J, HD DVD, AVCHD, and DVD;
- Advanced video decoding, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1 (SMPTE 421M) codecs;
- Next generation Blu-ray and HD DVD audio format support;
- Playback of protected content (CPRM, AACS, and BD+).

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