Corel today announced the latest release of Corel WinDVD.

Corel Launches WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray

Corel WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray features a new user interface, new video technologies including advanced upscaling that enables users to create near-high-definition viewing with standard-definition DVDs, enhanced Blu-ray Disc playback, as well as the latest in high-definition surround sound.

New User Interface

-Graphite Interface – The sophisticated graphite design blends seamlessly with a Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows Vista® desktop.

-Navigation Controls – The de-cluttered user interface displays a clean, sleek look where navigation controls can be hidden instantly. Users will find advanced audio and video controls to easily personalize the playback experience.

WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray maximizes the viewing experience with state-of-the-art video upscaling technologies including:

-Unique Trimension All2HD Upscaling – Converts standard-definition DVDs and videos to crisp near-high-definition video without the added expense of high-definition drives and media.

-Digital Natural Motion – Removes the judder effect from fast-motion scenes for the smoothest possible playback creating a better-than-original look.

-De-snow Filter – Removes digital noise from MPEG, H.264 and VC-1 low-resolution video to provide a clearer viewing experience.

-De-block Filter – Removes blocky digital artifacts from MPEG, H.264 and VC-1 compressed video.

Enhanced Blu-ray Disc Playback

With WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray, users can enjoy 1080p high-definition Hollywood blockbusters or Blu-ray Disc home movies.

-Advanced Interactive Content Support – Next-generation interactivity provides access to pop-up menus or picture-in-picture features with full BD-J support, all without interrupting the movie.

-Latest Surround Sound Technologies – Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound support are included in WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray for the ultimate audio experience.

-Next-Generation Hardware Acceleration – Experience superb playback of the most demanding titles with support for NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD and ATI Avivo™ HD hardware acceleration providing increased user support of high-definition playback.

-Fully Compliant with Content Protection Systems – Supports HDCP, AACS and BD+ to ensure worry-free playback now and into the future.

-AVCHD – Supports playback of video from AVCHD camcorders copied from the camcorder hard drive, on AVCHD disc or memory card.

Laptop Features

WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray optimizes the on-the-go movie viewing experience with the latest laptop features including:

-Battery Optimization – Extends the life of the laptop’s battery providing extended playback time.

-TimeStretch – Increases video and audio playback speed so users never miss the ending of their favorite movie while traveling.

-Smart Stretch – Provides standard or widescreen viewing allowing flexibility for varying movie and laptop types.

-Virtual Surround Sound – Supports virtual surround sound technologies even when listening on headphones and stereo speakers.