Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Self-driving tech: Apple working with Hertz, Alphabet Chooses Avis
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Team Up To Counter Terrorism
Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition Coming in September for $80
EU Set to Announce Antitrust Fine Against Google
Microsoft Patent Describes Plan to Stop Thieves Stealing Laptops
Nokia 6 Smartphone Will be Available on Amazon
Toshiba Chip-Unit Final Agreement Said to be Delayed, WD Opposes Participation of SK Hynix
Smart Switch App Lets you Move Everything from your Old Phone to a Newer Galaxy Device
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Microsoft and Universal Reach Agreement on HD DVD


Microsoft and Universal Studios announced a collaboration to use Microsoft technologies in upcoming HD DVD discs.

The announcement was made at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention in Las Vegas on Monday.

Universal has agreed to use iHD, an interactivity feature for DVDs, in its upcoming titles.It will also use VC-1, a compression protocol recently approved as a standard to be included in HD DVD discs. Both technologies were developed in part by researchers at Microsoft. The Redmond software maker is a strong supporter of the next-generation DVD technology..

VC-1 will allow Universal to offer full 1080p resolution and have enough space on the 30GB HD DVD disc for additional features. iHD will allow for the accessing of interactive features without the need to interrupt playback..

"With plans to release a wide range of HD DVD titles, Universal also needed a flexible interactive layer that can scale to accommodate new features," Universal Studios Home Entertainment President Craig Kornblau said in a statement. "This is a scenario where VC-1 and iHD came out far ahead of other technologies.".

Currently, every major studio with plans to support HD DVD will use VC-1 in their discs.


Previous
Next
Panasonic Releasing BD Drives in June        All News        BenQ Introduces New HD Compatible LCD TV
Panasonic Releasing BD Drives in June     Optical Storage News      Sonic Ships World's First High-Definition Authoring Systems

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Team Up To Counter Terrorism
Microsoft Patent Describes Plan to Stop Thieves Stealing Laptops
Microsoft Stream Video Services Available Worldwide
Microsoft AI Masters Pac-Man
Microsoft Windows XP and Vista Covered by Latest Security Patches Against Potential Nation-state Activity
Microsoft to buy Cyber Firm Hexadite
Microsoft Shows Always-Connected PCs, Mixed Reality Designs at Computex 2017
Microsoft's Beam Streaming Service Becomes "Mixer"
BUILD 2017: Microsoft Announces New Tools and Services to Help Developers Build More Intelligent Apps
Microsoft's Nadella Hints On A Possible Surface Phone
Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Third Quarter Results
Microsoft Says U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Requests Doubled

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .