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UTILITY: InterVideo DVD Copy 4 Makes file conversion for Portable Video Players fast and easy
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 18.11.05 - 11:52:41 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 9462x
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InterVideo Inc. responded to the current lack of content for portable video players today by announcing that its award-winning DVD Copy4 software can be used to convert unencrypted videos for high-quality playback on portable devices such as the iPod, Memory Sticks and mobile phones. Widely recognized as one of the industry's easiest and most comprehensive copy and DVD burning applications, DVD Copy 4 combines all of the tools users need for video duplication, conversion and reproduction in a single, affordably priced solution.

With simplified copy, conversion and burning capabilities, DVD Copy 4 is ideal for consumers who want a fast, easy way to protect and share their personal CDs, DVDs, video, music, photo and data files as well as road warriors, mass-transit commuters, and others who want to enjoy their multimedia files while on-the-go.

"Personal video players are the next step in the evolution of portable entertainment," said Steve Ro, CEO and President of InterVideo. "But people are discovering that they can't play most of the downloaded video clips and home videos they've accumulated over the years without converting them. With the latest version of DVD Copy, we've made the conversion process so simple, even a novice can do it. And by combining conversion and copying capabilities in a single solution, we're giving consumers a growth path to the future. They can use the software now to make identical duplicates of their personal videos in just three steps. Then, when they purchase one of the new portable video players, they can use the same software to convert their videos to the format required by their device."

Equipped with a fresh, new intuitive wizard-like user interface, consumers can quickly convert files on their hard drive into a DVD formatted disc, the DivX format, the new iPod's native format, or the 3GPP/3GP2 format for mobile phones. DVD Copy 4 also supports the Sony PSP Video Format, enabling movie enthusiasts to copy their favorite video clips to Sony memory sticks and play them back in the popular Sony PSP video console.

For the three-step copying process, users simply select the source, the drive destination and the video output format. Files can be copied as a DVD, DVD Image, Video CD, Super Video CD, WMV, DivX Avi, 3GPP or 3GPP2, MP3, MP4 (PSP) or WMA file. The software's powerful Autofit feature automatically determines how much compression is needed to produce the best-looking results for the output selected.

DVD Copy 4 is also equipped with advanced customization capabilities that enable more experienced users to personalize their DVD/VCD content to suit their individual viewing habits and available space. With these capabilities, they can remove unwanted subtitles, languages, titles and chapters, or even merge titles from several different DVDs/VCDs onto a single disc.

InterVideo DVD Copy 4 is available now at InterVideo's web site and Japan retail outlets, and will be available through leading US retail outlets including Best Buy, CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, and Microcenter within the next few weeks. Compatible with Windows 2000 and XP systems, the suggested list price is US$ 79.95 for the full Platinum version.

Cheers ~ Arne

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