Dolby Licensees Continue Expanding Dolby Digital Solutions with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Dolby Laboratories has made available new solutions designed to expand the entertainment capabilities of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PCs using Dolby Digital technologies. These solutions are designed to provide the end-user with enhanced DVD-Video playback control, DVD recording capability, and simplified connectivity to home theater systems. Software DVD player solutions from CyberLink, InterVideo, Nvidia and Sonic offer fully integrated menus providing users with full control of DVD playback functionality displays and audio settings from the Windows Media Center Edition 2004 interfaces.Sonic PrimeTime and Sonic MyDVD Studio Deluxe applications both provide Dolby Digital encoding capabilities for Media Center PC users, making it easy to burn recorded TV shows onto DVDs. Creating DVDs using Dolby Digital encoding technology optimizes available disc space, enabling users to archive more shows on their DVDs with the highest-quality audio and video.
"By collaborating with Dolby, InterVideo provides a Dolby Digital decoder filter for DVD playback on Media Center PCs and has designed a new, easy-to-use interface for simplified control of audio settings," said Steve Ro, founder and CEO of InterVideo. "With WinDVD and MCE, users have direct access to InterVideo audio settings to optimize their audio setup with a choice of multiple audio outputs including line level, Dolby Headphone and Dolby Digital compatible S/PDIF."
Media Center PCs featuring Nvidia nForce 2-based MCPs and Nvidia SoundStorm audio enable any PC audio source to be remapped to Dolby Digital and output via a single digital connection for playback through a home theater audio system.