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InterVideo PC-Based DVD Player Hits 45 Million Shipped

7 Mar, 2003 By: Hive News

InterVideo's WinDVD PC-based player software has sold more than 45 million copies around the world since its introduction at Comdex in 1998, the company reported today.

"Forty-five million copies is roughly equal to the combined populations of New York, Berlin, London, Shanghai, Taipei, Paris and Moscow," said Steve Ro, CEO of InterVideo. "This is a terrific milestone for InterVideo and shows the phenomenal popularity of watching DVDs on a computer."

Eight of the top 10 PC makers in the world bundle versions of WinDVD with their computers and InterVideo claims to sell more than a million copies a month through various channels.

WinDVD Platinum, the latest version, combines the features of a standard consumer DVD player plus advanced audio and video functions.

It includes time stretching, screen capture and TV-out support and then adds a dozen new extras including the ability to play DivX with all WinDVD's features and Dolby Virtual Speaker -- a technology that uses advanced algorithms to replicate 5.1 surround sound over two speakers.

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