InterVideo Unveils Mobile,
Desktop Versatility of New Recorder Platinum 5 Software with Integrated WinDVD 5
Delivers TV, VCR, Camcorder, DVD
Recorder/Player Entertainment to PCs, Laptops
FREMONT, CALIF. - February 11, 2004 -- InterVideo®, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII) announced today
WinDVD® Recorder Platinum 5, the latest version of its award-winning digital video
recorder (DVR) and DVD player combination software. Designed to provide PC users with the
broadest range of entertainment options, WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5 delivers the
highest-quality playback and advanced recording technologies in a single solution.
The new software can be used to record
video captured from a camcorder, DV camera, digital TV set-top box or a VCR directly to
DVD for immediate playback. The same software can be used for TV time-shifting
capabilities and to schedule TV broadcast recordings. Features that have also been
included are InterVideo Mobile Technology for battery conservation, Intel®'s
Hyper-Threading technology for multitasking and a Movie Encyclopedia for online
information. These features enhance the viewing and listening experience for both home and
WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5 includes
InterVideo WinDVD Platinum 5, one of the world's most popular DVD players, and InterVideo
technology for viewing and recording TV programs with a PC. By integrating these
technologies with InterVideo's unique direct DVD burning technology, the company
cost-effectively delivers the entertainment options most wanted by consumers in one
In addition to being able to watch
recorded DVD and DivX® videos at their convenience, WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5 users can
take advantage of the software's TV time-shifting capabilities using InterVideo's leading
MPEG technology to avoid missing part of their TV program if there is an interruption.
They can pause the broadcast at any time, enjoy instant replays and edit recorded programs
to delete unwanted segments. With the ability to record directly to disc, rather than
having to wait while the video is buffered to the PC's hard drive, WinDVD Recorder
Platinum 5 provides a low-cost replacement for a consumer DVD recorder. It can also be
used to archive videos and to convert old home movies from VHS tapes to long-lasting CDs
New features that have been added to
WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5 include:
Mobile User Support: New mobile
technology helps users extend the battery when playing DVDs on Intel processor
based-notebooks. The technology extends playback by selecting the cache size of system
memory to improve drive power. Users can also prevent unexpected battery depletion by
setting the minimum battery requirements for playback, giving them time to properly close
applications. With Dolby® Headphone support for all content, travelers can enjoy true
surround sound on their headphones.
Expanded Audio Support: In addition to Dolby Headphone support, WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5
includes a broad range of multi-channel audio options with DTS, Dolby ProLogic II and SRS
surround, and 7- and 8-channel sound card support.
Movie Encyclopedia: Using a searchable database of movie facts, the software detects the
DVD that is playing and shows information on the movie, actors, director etc. Movie
Encyclopedia also allows users to add information to the database.
Hyper-Threading Support: With optimizations for Intel's Hyper-Threading technology, users
can now watch DVDs while working on their computer or surfing the Web. This support
includes Intel's recently announced Prescott processor.
MyPlayback Features: Ideal for creating personal playlists with audio tracks or video
files from DVDs, VCDs, SVCDs and CDs. Favorite DVDs can be bookmarked and saved as a file
(.bmk) that can be exported or archived. Users can also grab a screen capture of a cool
image and save it as wallpaper or email it--perfect for showing friends favorite special
With WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5, users
can also capture video from a DV camcorder via IEEE 1394 support. Files can be captured as
AVI or MPEG files, and DV AVI files can be converted back to DV tape for archiving. DV
camcorder playback control functions include fast forward, rewind and advanced seek
Easy file conversion and support for CD,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM puts an end to the confusion about formats and
compatibility. DVDs created with WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5 will automatically play on any
consumer electronics player or recorder with support for DVD +/-VR and DVD Video formats.
Broad compatibility gives consumers the flexibility to move their videos from a PC to a TV
or a laptop equipped with a DVD player or recorder.
Installed in minutes, InterVideo's
next-generation WinDVD Recorder includes help menus to guide new users in mastering the
software's dual-playback/recording functionality and broad feature set.
Compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 2000, and XP, WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5 is
available at InterVideo's web site, www.intervideo.com, in the U.S. and Europe for an MSRP
of $99.00. Upgrades for existing registered users of WinDVD Platinum 5 and WinDVR 3
will be available for $39.95. Existing WinDVD Recorder U.S. and European users who have
purchased WinDVD Recorder from InterVideo's web site since January 1, 2004 will receive a
free upgrade to WinDVD Recorder Platinum 5 through March 20, 2004.
About InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD software. InterVideo has developed a technology
platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software
products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital
video. InterVideo's software is bundled with products sold by the majority of the top ten
PC OEMs ranked in terms of sales by IDC. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA with
regional offices in Europe, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, contact
InterVideo at 510/651-0888 or visit the company's Web site www.intervideo.com.