- May 29, 2006
State College Business | Centre Daily
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL) (TSX:CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced that Corel(R) WinDVD(R) has received BD-R 1.1 and BD-RE 2.1 certification for Blu-ray(R) recordable and re-recordable media. Demonstrations of WinDVD with BD-R 1.1 and BD-RE 2.1 support will be held at Computex Taipei June 3-7, 2008 in the Corel Computex suites # 1109/1110 at the Grand Hyatt(R) Taipei Hotel.
By receiving certification for BD-R 1.1 and BD-RE 2.1, Corel WinDVD has passed the stringent standards and guidelines set by the Blu-ray Disc Association to ensure the best possible user experience.
With BD-R 1.1 and BD-RE 2.1 support, Corel WinDVD users can now play back Blu-ray recordable and re-recordable discs including discs recorded in the latest-generation Blu-ray Disc recorders. BD-R 1.1 and BD-RE 2.1 use H.264 and VC-1 for encoding making it faster and easier for users to record more content.
"Corel continues to position itself at the forefront of Blu-ray technology by incorporating support for BD-R 1.1 and BD-RE 2.1 in Corel WinDVD," said Denise MacDonell, Senior Director of Product Management, Digital Media at Corel. "By offering more efficient video encoding, we are giving more customers the ability to playback cutting-edge video on today's widely available Blu-ray recordable media."
Corel WinDVD with BD-R 1.1 and BD-RE 2.1 support is available to OEMs immediately and will be available to retail customers beginning in early 2009.