InterVideo PC-Based DVD Player Hits 45 Million Shipped7 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.