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Microsoft partners with Intervideo for Xbox 360 video playback

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 May 2005 2:07

Microsoft partners with Intervideo for Xbox 360 video playback Microsoft and Intervideo have announced a deal that will make Intervideo the provider of DVD playback software for the Xbox 360 console. The deal marks a significant step in PC/CE convergence, combining both video game consoles and home entertainment centre together. Microsoft unveiled its Xbox360 console at E3 last week and it is scheduled to be released in late 2005. It will provide consumers with a high-definition gaming experience, multi-channel audio fidelity, and high-quality DVD playback.
"The Xbox 360 combines video gaming and home entertainment capabilities all in one product. We found that Intervideo's DVD engine is the ideal solution for providing movie playback for Xbox 360. Intervideo has leveraged its success in the consumer DVD market to provide consumers a superior level of DVD playback experience," said Ray DiCasparro, director, Home & Entertainment Partner Relations, Microsoft Corporation.

"Xbox 360 sets a new standard of complete home entertainment experience and makes it possible for both gamers and movie enthusiasts to enjoy the best of both worlds," said Steve Ro, Intervideo CEO and President. "Intervideo will continue its tradition of excellence in providing consumers with the latest revolutionary technology in DVD playback. Intervideo is pleased to be working with Microsoft in delivering to consumers a video game console as a home entertainment medium."

Intervideo's award-winning DVD engine is available for licensing to OEMs, system integrators and platform builders in PC, CE set-top boxes, handheld mobile devices, and video game consoles and is incorporated in over a 125 million installations worldwide for both personal computer and consumer electronics devices.

Intervideo (Press Release)

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