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Widevine Adds Dolby Digital Plus

15 Jul, 2010 By: Chris Tribbey

Online video company Widevine has added support for Dolby Digital Plus, allowing for “movie-theater like” 7.1 audio on Internet-connected devices using Widevine’s video format.

“Dolby Digital Plus enables video providers to deliver a richer, more immersing audio experience over the Internet,” said John Griffin, senior director at Dolby Laboratories.  “By supporting Dolby Digital Plus in its video optimization solution, Widevine can offer outstanding audio along with high-quality video to deliver cinema-like experiences for the home.”

Widevine’s video platform is currently supported on nearly every Internet-connected device, including Blu-ray Disc players, HDTVs, mobile and gaming devices, and PCs.
“More and more consumers are turning to the Internet for entertainment,” said Widevine CEO Brian Baker. “By combining our video optimization technology with support for Dolby’s audio technology, video providers can be assured that their customers will have the best experience possible on digital media delivered over the Internet.”

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