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Gservo
14th November 2002, 04:08 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the immediate availability of NVIDIA(R) NVDVD(TM)2.0, the newest version of the Company's versatile PC-based software digital media player. With support for an extensive variety of digital media file formats, including DVD movies, music MP3s, AVI and MPEG2 video files and more, NVDVD 2.0 is the ultimate software player for today's consumers who prefer to use a single application for all of their digital media.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO )

NVIDIA is offering consumers a free, 14-day trial version, which can be downloaded starting today, along with a trailer for MGM's upcoming James Bond 007 movie "Die Another Day," provided by MGM and Ambient Digital Media. From the trial, consumers can purchase the full version of NVDVD 2.0 (English only), directly from www.nvidia.com for $39.95. A fully localized version, with support for 14 languages, will be available later this year.

"As we move deeper into the world of consumer electronics, NVIDIA NVDVD software player plays a key role," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "NVDVD is not only the ultimate software-based DVD player, it also functions as a MP3 player, Karaoke machine, digital photo slide show player, and more. With NVDVD running on their PC, users can now enjoy an unbelievable multimedia experience-on the road, at home, in a plane, or at their desks."

Featuring a new, customizable user interface and incorporating a host of innovative and cool new features designed to bring more control to end users- including an advanced toolbar that offers additional playback functionality, including: subtitles, angle change, frame and audio capture, repeat modes, bookmarks and more-NVIDIA NVDVD 2.0 delivers the ultimate digital media experience on all PC platforms.

In addition to the new user interface, NVIDIA NVDVD unleashes a host of advanced features geared towards extending the DVD playback experience, including:

NVIDIA Sceneshare(TM) technology: NVIDIA Sceneshare technology extends the DVD experience by allowing users to bookmark their favorite movie scenes and easily share them with other NVDVD users. Users can send sceneshares to their friends via e-mail or post them for download.

Capture screenshots and audio clips: Movie images and audio clips are easily captured and integrated into Windows(R) backgrounds and themes, or shared via e-mail with one click of the mouse.

Bookmark movie clips: Designed for users who don't have the time to watch a complete movie in one sitting, the Bookmark Browser allows for indexing of scenes for playback at a later time.

Create custom player skins: NVDVD allows users to control the look and feel of their playback environment by selecting from built-in skins or creating their own using NVIDIA skin architecture.

Play MP3s, photo slideshows and more: Not just for DVD playback, NVDVD is also a full-fledged media player and supports a wide variety of digital media formats.

Video on Desktop: NVDVD enables users to integrate DVD playback into their Windows wallpaper, while maintaining access to desktop icons and applications.

NVIDIA nView(TM) multi-display technology: Enabled only by NVIDIA GPUs, nView technology allows users with multiple monitors to playback DVDs on any screen at full acceleration.

Easy speaker set-up wizard and audio calibration: Take the guesswork out of complex audio set-ups to get a rich Dolby(R) Digital audio experience.

With support for Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Headphone technology, NVIDIA NVDVD 2.0 heightens the overall playback experience by delivering impressive surround sound audio. NVIDIA NVDVD 2.0 is compatible with desktop and notebook PCs outfitted with Microsoft(R) DirectX(R)-compatible graphics processors, and can be plugged directly into Windows Media Player 9 series for use on Windows XP Media Center Edition multimedia PCs.

CyberdynSystems
14th November 2002, 06:30 PM
People will pay for a media player? Why? I assume it will end up bundled with cards too?