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Some of the highlights:
Short on time, but want
to finish that movie tonight? Use Time Stretching to play a 2 hour movie
in 1.5 hours!
You can adjust the playback speed from half-speed to double-speed while maintaining
natural audio quality.
Mark your favorite scenes
by creating your own bookmarks.
Thumbnail previews make it easy to select exactly what you want to watch.
And your bookmarks are remembered for each DVD, so they will be there next
time you watch the movie.
Previously available in
the WinDVD 2000M version, full 5.1 Dolby Digital decoding is now standard.
Delivering incredible sound with 5.1 channel systems, advanced audio processing
also provides optimum sound with 4-channel gaming speakers and 3D enhancements
for 2-channel systems
In addition to Dolby Digital
5.1 decoding for multi-channel speaker system, WinDVD 3.0 adds Dolby Headphone surround. Using a sophisticated
model of the way human hearing determines direction, Dolby Headphone
combines the 5.1 surround signals to create an amazingly vivid surround environment
on headphones. It's ideal for private listening - at home or on the road.
Regarded by many as the
best-sounding movie surround format, DTS sound tracks are available on many DVD titles.
Enjoy the difference with the advanced audio decoding capabilities of WinDVD-DTS.
You can even play back DTS-encoded, multi-channel CDs!
Whether you are learning
another language or just have a multi-lingual audience for your movies, this
new feature lets you show up to 4 different subtitles simultaneously (limited
by the number of subtitles on the DVD).
In addition to DVD-Video,
VCD, SVCD and CD Audio, WinDVD 3.0 plays back the new VR (Video Recording)
format for DVD-RW and DVD-RAM media. The VR format is being used by major
Consumer Electronics manufacturers for their next generation of set-top recorders
WinDVD 3.0 is fully compatible
with the up-coming Windows XP operating system, and takes advantage of the
new DXVA video acceleration architecture for the best performance and compatibility
If you like, WinDVD can
automatically check for updates and maintenance releases on web-connected
machines. Any updates made available by InterVideo can be automatically
installed for you. Staying up-to-date has never been easier!