Corel Launches WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray

Corel has announced the latest release of Corel WinDVD. Corel WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray features a more intuitive user interface, new video technologies including advanced upscaling that enables users to create near-high-definition viewing with standard-definition DVDs, enhanced Blu-ray Disc playback, as well as the latest in high-definition surround sound for the ultimate viewing experience.

The new user interface in WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray makes viewing and navigation easier providing a more pleasant viewing experience. Features:
- Graphite Interface The sophisticated graphite design blends seamlessly with a Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista desktop.
- Navigation Controls The de-cluttered user interface displays a clean, sleek look where navigation controls can be hidden instantly. Users will find advanced audio and video controls to easily personalize the playback experience.

WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray maximizes the viewing experience with state-of-the-art video upscaling technologies including:
- Unique Trimension All2HD Upscaling Converts standard-definition DVDs and videos to crisp near-high-definition video without the added expense of high-definition drives and media.
- Digital Natural Motion Removes the judder effect from fast-motion scenes for the smoothest possible playback creating a better-than-original look.
- De-snow Filter Removes digital noise from MPEG, H.264 and VC-1 low-resolution video to provide a clearer viewing experience.
- De-block Filter Removes blocky digital artifacts from MPEG, H.264 and VC-1 compressed video.

With WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray, users can enjoy 1080p high-definition Hollywood blockbusters or Blu-ray Disc home movies. Features:
- Advanced Interactive Content Support Next-generation interactivity provides access to pop-up menus or picture-in-picture features with full BD-J support, all without interrupting the movie.
- Latest Surround Sound Technologies Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound support are included in WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray for the ultimate audio experience.
- Next-Generation Hardware Acceleration Experience superb playback of the most demanding titles with support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD and ATI Avivo HD hardware acceleration providing increased user support of high-definition playback.
- Fully Compliant with Content Protection Systems Supports HDCP, AACS and BD+ to ensure worry-free playback now and into the future.
- AVCHD Supports playback of video from AVCHD camcorders copied from the camcorder hard drive, on AVCHD disc or memory card.

WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray optimizes the on-the-go movie viewing experience with the latest laptop features including:
- Battery Optimization Extends the life of the laptop's battery providing extended playback time.
- TimeStretch Increases video and audio playback speed so users never miss the ending of their favorite movie while traveling.
- Smart Stretch Provides standard or widescreen viewing allowing flexibility for varying movie and laptop types.
- Virtual Surround Sound Supports virtual surround sound technologies even when listening on headphones and stereo speakers.

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