Corel has released retail version of InterVideo WinDVD 8 Platinum that uses the Nvidia PureVideo HD technology and GeForce 8 Series GPU.
According to a company press release, combining WinDVD 8 with the Nvidia GPU, consumers and OEMs will get a theater-like high-definition playback.
WinDVD uses PureVideo HD hardware acceleration capabilities for better hardware decoding for playback of H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 movies.
Graphics cards and notebooks based on the latest GeForce 8600, GeForce 8500, and GeForce 8M Series GPUS offload the complex H.264 decoding process from the CPU. This frees the CPU to perform other tasks and reduces power consumption and extends battery life, the press release says.
With WinDVD 8’s support for NVidia's video processing technology, manufacturers can deliver a smooth frame-rate and superior image quality.
The press release claims that the WinDVD H.264 codec technology uses "highly advanced algorithms". The codec can divide the decoding tasks among several hardware cores and hardware threads on both the CPU and the GPU.