New Medium Enterprises has trialled its HD VMD playback software as well as VMD multilayer PC drives.
The company will release the HD VMD playback software for
download in February 2007, initially in 10 regions worldwide. The
software will also be offered to hardware manufacturers as a
The proprietary Multilayer PC drives will go on sale in the 2nd
Quarter to playback the 4-layer VMD discs. The VMD multilayer
drives will be made available at an affordable price, according to the company.
The HD VMD Playback software will support both VMD disc formats ?
the HD VMD Duallayer (on DVD9) and VMD multilayer disc.
carry some unique, powerful playback features and functions and
will support multi-language and regional settings," said NME in a statement.
The minimum system requirements are any Intel Pentium 4.2.4 or
AMD Althon 2400 to playback HD in 1920x1080.
An independent Technology Entrepreneur Vijay Shah, Chairman of V2
Technologies India, who have run the initial trials commented
that "The Image quality is visibly superior when using HD VMD
playback and it comes with powerful features and functionality."