Nero and elta have announced the certification of a new MPEG-4 DVD player for Nero Digital compression technology.
The 8815 MP4 from elta supports
playback of all video formats that have been compressed using Nero
Digital technology. The DVD player will be available in stores from
February 2006 and will cost less than ?60 incl. VAT.
The Nero Digital system is designed to help users create videos on
PC and burn them to DVD for use in a home cinema ? effortlessly and
with maximum quality. The software compresses the files to up to 20
percent of their original size, which means that one DVD can hold many
hours of moving pictures and sound.
The Nero Digital audio and video compression system was codeveloped
by Nero AG and ATEME, the specialist for multimedia
algorithms. The software is a non-proprietary enhancement of MPEG4
and offers many DVD-like features such as AAC audio tracks, surround
sound, chapters, and subtitles.
The 8815 MP4 from elta comes with a CD containing test versions of
three further Nero programs: Nero Recode, which facilitates the direct
import of video file formats and non-copy protected DVDs for coding
and/or transcoding in Nero Digital; Nero ShowTime, which plays all
digital recordings (films, TV programs, home movies and DVD formats)
in excellent picture and sound quality; and finally Nero MediaHome,
which allows users to stream videos, music and pictures.