Millions of end users are harnessing the power of the PC to bring photos, videos, music, multimedia and DVDs to life in their living room, on their desktop and on the road.
NVIDIA Corporation , the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the NVIDIA DVD Decoder. Designed to take advantage of NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), the NVIDIA DVD Decoder enables the highest-quality DVD and MPEG-2 playback with unmatched colour fidelity and ultra-smooth performance. The NVIDIA DVD Decoder can be purchased online at http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/dvd_decoder.html.
Featuring Dolby Digital surround sound audio and hardware acceleration for compatible graphics processors, the NVIDIA DVD Decoder also delivers features and capabilities found only in expensive, high-end consumer electronics devices, including adaptive de-interlacing and high quality filtering.
- Enables DVD viewing with Microsoft Windows Media Player or Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition*
- High quality MPEG-2 decoder supports any third party software application based upon Microsoft DirectShow
- Dolby Digital** surround sound decoding
- Minimizes CPU utilization by offloading the MPEG-2 decoding onto the graphics processor
- Enables advanced de-interlacing
- Decodes high-definition MPEG-2 streams for ATSC tuners
- Supports Windows Mobile-based Portable Media Centers allowing end users to transcode MPEG-2 content into Windows Media Video 9
- S/PDIF pass through for external decoding of Dolby Digital and DTS (compatible hardware required)
- Fully compliant ISO MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video and audio decoder
- MPEG-2 acceleration for inverse quantization (IQ), inverse discrete cosine transform (IDCT), and motion compensation (mo comp)
- Microsoft DirectShow support
- Microsoft DirectX video acceleration support
- Microsoft Video Mixing Renderer 7 and 9
- Overlay support
- Sub-picture support