Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Japanese Court Rejects Mt Gox Bankruptcy Protection Application
LaCie Warns Of Security Breech
Smartphone Makers, Carriers To Support Anti-theft Initiative
Samsung Galaxy S5 Carries A Very High Bill of Materials
Intel's Quarterly Net Better Than Expected
Researchers Hack Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner
Pioneer's Car Multimedia Systems To Support Apple's CarPlay
Broadcom Doubles Wi-Fi Speed of Devices
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > PC Parts > Dolby s...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, May 04, 2012
Dolby signs Pact With Microsoft On Windows 8


Dolby Labs signed an agreement with Microsoft for the use of its technology on tablets and PCs running the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

The addition of Dolby Digital Plus enables the playback of Dolby-encoded content across devices.

Dolby Digital Plus is recognized as a standard for high-quality audio on many types of products, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, and game consoles.

Developers will be enabled to deliver cinematic sound through Windows 8 APIs in desktop and Metro-style apps, including those developed for x86 and ARM architectures. Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-channel decoding and Dolby Digital two-channel encoding will be supported in all PCs and tablets licensed to run Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT editions.

Windows 8 is not expected to ship until Dolby's fiscal 2013.

Every copy of Windows 8 will include the function to play all online content that uses Dolby encoding but OEMs will have to pay for optical disc playback functionality.

"Dolby's goal is to deliver the best possible entertainment experience, wherever content is delivered through broadcast, broadband, or wireless networks," said Ramzi Haidamus, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Dolby. "We are pleased to be working with Microsoft to address the growing demand for high-definition content delivered across a broad range of services and devices. Widespread availability of Dolby Digital Plus on Windows 8 will enable more people to enjoy cinematic sound anytime, anywhere, and on any device."

"With the incredible growth of online download and streaming media, particularly for video content, this agreement ensures a great audio experience for those consumers who wish to download or stream TV and movies containing Dolby Digital Plus," said Tami Reller, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Windows and Windows Live, Microsoft. "Additionally, all of their existing and future home videos recorded with Dolby Digital Plus audio will work great on Windows 8 right out of the box."


Previous
Next
ACTA Won't Become A Law: EU Official        All News        LG OPTIMUS L7 Hit Stores This Month
Intel Shows Off New Switch Platform at Interop     PC Parts News      New Intel Media SDK Supports Blu-ray 3D, Open CL on Ivy Bridge Processors

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
China Approves Sale of Nokia's Business to Microsoft
Microsoft Announces New Cloud Tools
Microsoft Previews .NET Native Platform For App Developers
Microsoft Showcases Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update
Microsoft To Announce Windows 8 Updates At BUILD
Microsoft Says It Won't Search Users' Emails For Stolen Property
Microsoft and Dell Sign Patent Licensing Deal
Microsoft Opens Source Code for MS-DOS and Word For Windows to Public
Nokia, Microsoft Deal Delayed
Microsoft Searched Hotmail Messages To Track Leak
SQL Server 2014 Coming April 1st
Mozilla Kills Metro Firefox Development Plan

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .