Microsoft Xbox 360 Launched With InterVideo DVD Engine Playback Software
InterVideo, Inc. announced today that the new Xbox 360 video
game and entertainment system from Microsoft Corporation includes the
award-winning DVD engine from InterVideo's WinDVD for video playback.
InterVideo previously announced the licensing agreement with Microsoft last
The much-anticipated Xbox 360 provides consumers with a
high-definition gaming experience, multi-channel audio fidelity and
high-quality DVD playback, making it a highly versatile entertainment solution
for today's digital lifestyle.
In addition to providing standard DVD features, InterVideo's
DVD playback software delivers support for display on high resolution
progressive and interlaced monitors as well as decoding high definition television
When the Xbox 360 is combined with a Windows(R) XP Media
Center (MCE) 2005-based PC, users have a complete home entertainment center
that can control everything from watching and recording live television, to
playing and recording digital music, to viewing and manipulating video, DVDs
and photos. A Designed for Windows XP Media Center Edition Partner, InterVideo
has ensured that the DVD playback software bundled with the Xbox 360 works
seamlessly in MCE environments.
"Microsoft is very pleased with the work InterVideo has
done to deliver high-quality movie playback on the Xbox 360 and its work in
PC/CE convergence," said Ray DiCasparro, Director of Business Development,
Microsoft Entertainment. "InterVideo's DVD playback engine complements both
the Xbox 360 and Windows XP Media Center Edition technology while providing
consumers with a more CE-like experience on their PC."
"With the launch of the Xbox 360, Microsoft is
delivering much more than a powerful game-playing device," said Steve Ro,
InterVideo CEO and President. "The new Xbox has earned its place in the
living room by offering a full range of home entertainment functions. We're
delighted with the role InterVideo DVD playback software will play in making
the entertainment capabilities of the 360 even more enjoyable."
The Xbox 360 is now available in the US, Europe and Japan. Launches will follow in Mexico and Columbia
on February 2, Korea on
February 24, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore
on March 2, and Australia
and New Zealand
on March 2. Microsoft hopes to ship 4.5 million to 5.5 million Xbox 360 systems
by June 2006.
InterVideo's WinDVD playback engine is incorporated in over
125 million installations worldwide for both personal computer and consumer
electronics devices. InterVideo's DVD playback 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.