According to Steve Ro, CEO and President of InterVideo, "DVD Copy 5 is the latest of our product offerings that reach out to the broadest range of devices -- PCs, 3G phones and other handheld devices such as the Sony PSP and the iPod. Now, everyone can truly watch broadcast-quality videos anywhere, anytime. The best part is, they don't have to trade resolution and quality with convenience, as they can now enjoy both."
Featuring CopyLater technology, DVD Copy 5 Platinum offers the convenience of high-quality output performed when the computer is idle, allowing uninterrupted batch conversion of videos while the user is somewhere else or asleep. The new TV Show to Go feature can regularly check your PC for new TV recorded shows and video downloads then automatically convert them. DVD Copy 5 can even automatically calculate the best audio and video bit-rate settings to save space, and can schedule transfers to their portable devices at specified times.
DVD Copy 5 also allows the importing of high-definition WMV, AVI, DVR-MS, and MPEG-2 video files with resolutions up to 1920 x 1080. Users can even import video from the Sony HDR-HC1, HDR-HC3, and HDR-FX1 camcorders. The software also permits conversion of video files into H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. DVD Copy 5 is also ideal for converting videos for portable devices such as Sony PSP handhelds, or iPod video players, using the same technology featured in InterVideo's iVideoToGo for PSP and iVideoToGo for iPod. Additionally, DVD Copy 5 also can also convert videos for 3G-enabled mobile phones.
For output, DVD Copy 5 supports DVD + R/RW (4.7 GB), DVD - R/RW (4.7 GB), DVD (4.85GB), DVD - RAM, Dual layer DVD + R (8.5GB), Dual layer DVD - R (8.5GB), as well as conventional CD-R and CD-RWs. In addition, DVD Copy 5 features Virtual Drive and Disctool Support so users can mount DVD images on their HDD, eliminating the need for popping CDs for often-used programs, games, and videos. Users can even rip audio tracks from DVDs and convert them into audio CDs.
The Gold and Platinum editions of InterVideo DVD Copy 5 are available for Windows 2000/XP systems with suggested retail prices of US$49.95 for Gold and $79.95 for Platinum. Both versions are available for retail download at www.intervideo.com. The retail box version is currently available for purchase in Japan and will be available in the US on August 1.