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Corel® WinDVD® Pro 11 Ushers in an Exciting New Era for Today’s Movie Fans

Latest release features advanced 3D and Blu-ray playback, a simplified user interface, expanded file format support, 2D to 3D conversion and improved battery life

Ottawa, ON - September 28, 2011

Today Corel announced the newest version of the world’s leading Blu-ray™ and DVD player software, Corel® WinDVD® Pro 11. Designed for anyone who enjoys watching movies, WinDVD Pro 11 delivers a smooth and pure video experience, whether you’re watching a Blu-ray 3D™ Hollywood blockbuster, an AVCHD™ video file or an HD home movie.

Optimized for the latest GPUs and CPUs from AMD, Intel®, and NVIDIA®, WinDVD Pro 11 delivers outstanding speed and performances, as well as stunning picture clarity. The new release also features improved battery life, making it easier to enjoy your favourite movies at home, or on the road. The latest release also includes new 2D to 3D conversion tools; powerful surround sound settings, SD to HD upscaling capabilities, and an integrated online movie search engine, unique to WinDVD, for searching popular video sources such as NetFlix and Hulu™ (currently available in North America only).

In direct response to customer requests, WinDVD Pro 11 now includes a revamped user interface, featuring new right click accessible settings and playback controls that only appear when hovered over. By removing unnecessary distractions and unwanted complexity, the WinDVD team at Corel has created a sleeker, more enjoyable full screen environment for movie watchers who want to immerse themselves in the viewing experience.

“With the release of WinDVD Pro 11, we wanted to impress our users with outstanding quality and performance, and provide them with an elegant and intuitive viewing experience, free of the clutter found in other playback solutions,” said Jacques Lamontagne, Senior Product Marketing Manager for WinDVD. “With new features including upscaling and custom sound settings, and a revamped user interface, today’s movie lovers can take their viewing experience to a new level, one far beyond standard DVD or Blu-ray systems.”

New and Enhanced Features Deliver Cinematic Quality on the PC

Fast, fluid and innovative, WinDVD Pro 11 is the ideal solution for any video enthusiast looking to get the most of their movie watching experience. New and enhanced features in WinDVD Pro 11 include the following:

Enhanced! Advanced Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D™ playback technology: To ensure that users get the most out of their Blu-ray experience, WinDVD Pro 11 includes support for Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, BD pop-up menus, BD-Live™, BD-J, and digital audio output and mixing for BD-ROM discs.

Enhanced! Performance optimization: WinDVD Pro 11 is optimized for new CPUs and GPUs from AMD, Intel® and NVIDIA®, which results in fast and fluid video playback. And for Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 laptop users, WinDVD offers power-saving technology that helps to ensure that the battery lasts the whole movie.

New! Make 2D videos appear in 3D: Set WinDVD Pro 11 to automatically convert 2D movies to 3D. By analyzing the color, position, and motion characteristics of 2D video, WinDVD Pro 11 can render the video in stereoscopic 3D with special compensations for vertical and horizontal stereoscopic vision. This feature supports 3D conversion for DVD-Video, and both HD and SD Video.

New! Corel® FlixFinder™: Instantly find, and download or stream content from a variety of legal online sources, such as Netflix, Hulu™ and others. Search for both movies and TV shows, compare prices between content providers, and even add “Like” recommendations on Facebook®.

Enhanced! Uncluttered, intuitive interface: All the playback controls appear only when hovering over the viewing area. In addition, a convenient right-click menu provides quick access to additional audio settings and video navigation options, such as chapter, title, subtitle, caption, full screen, zoom, repeat, and shuffle.

New! Playlists: Create custom playlists - add or remove files with a single click.

Enhanced! TimeStretch: Modify playback speed without affecting stereo output or distorting the audio. TimeStretch is particularly useful when watching videos with a limited amount of available time, for example, during an airport layover.

Additional Quotes

“Our users played a critical role in the development process,” said Heather Tu, Senior Product Manager for WinDVD. “For this release, they asked us to focus on playback quality while continuing to provide support for the latest video formats - and that’s exactly what we did. With WinDVD Pro 11, we focused our development efforts on hardware optimization, superior HD, 3D and Blu-ray format support and introduced a sleek new user interface and lighter footprint.”

“Optimized for AMD's Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), new AMD FX Family of CPUs, and AMD Radeon™ and FirePro™ Family of GPUs, AMD-powered notebook and desktop PCs provide WinDVD Pro 11 with outstanding speed and maximum playback performance for Blu-ray 3D, 2D to 3D conversion and SD to HD upscaling,” said Kevin Spross, Senior Strategic Alliance Manager at AMD (NYSE: AMD). “Our focus on high performance and energy efficiency results in brilliant visual experiences that consumers want without sacrificing battery life, enabling users to do more while on the go.”

New Pricing

With the growing popularity and rapidly decreasing cost of state-of-the-art 3D home entertainment systems, Corel has lowered the suggested retail price of WinDVD Pro 11 to $79.99 in order to help bring the excitement of 3D video into even more homes. Owners of WinDVD Pro 9, WinDVD 2010 or WinDVD Pro 2010 can upgrade to WinDVD Pro 11 for $59.99.

Availability

Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is available at leading retailers as well as Corel.com in English, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

To download a free fully-functional trial version of WinDVD Pro 11 or for more information about Corel WinDVD Pro 11, please visit www.corel.com/windvd.

Media & Blogger Resources

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