Playback of Blu-ray 3D Movies Adds to an Already Rich Lineup of Features for the Enjoyment of 3D Hollywood and Personal ContentSANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21 — (PRNewswire) — Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), today announced that CinePlayer®, its comprehensive media player for Windows®, has received Blu-ray Profile 5 (3D®) certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association. Blu-ray 3D support enhances CinePlayer's already extensive feature set for the playback of 3D video entertainment and personal video content. CinePlayer with 3D support was introduced earlier this year and will be shipping soon on new 3D-enabled notebook and desktop systems from leading manufacturers including ASUS and MSI.
"With its broad 3D capability, now including Blu-ray 3D discs and rich feature set, CinePlayer continues to receive strong interest and support from PC OEMs," said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Roxio. "As a key element of our overall corporate focus on 3D, we continue to work with other industry leaders to introduce new, compelling 3D products and services that further drive the market for 3D in the home."
In addition to 3D Blu-ray discs, CinePlayer allows users to enjoy stereoscopic 3D content in a broad range of formats. CinePlayer also provides real-time conversion of 2D video to 3D, so users can enjoy their existing library of DVDs and home movies in 3D. The player is also the first 3D-enabled player to support instant access to new movies delivered digitally via RoxioNow™-powered services. This will include 3D entertainment as titles become available for online delivery.
Roxio's CinePlayer is compatible with a broad range of PC hardware, including all major graphics cards and 3D display technologies. This is a key advantage for personal computer manufacturers introducing 3D technologies across a range of models. To do this, Sonic has teamed with industry leaders such as ATI, Intel, and NVIDIA to deliver support for both PC monitors (passive polarized and active shutter) as well as current and upcoming 3D-enabled HDTVs.
Part of Sonic's Total 3D initiative aimed at furthering the 3D home market, CinePlayer is one of a number of 3D-enabled products and services the company will introduce this year for PC OEMs, consumer electronics manufacturers, and retailers.
Roxio enables consumers to easily manage, share, and enjoy personal digital media content and, through RoxioNow™, conveniently access premium Hollywood entertainment from a broad range of connected devices. A wide array of leading technology companies, businesses and developers rely on Roxio applications, services and technologies to bring innovative digital media functionality to next-generation devices and platforms.
Roxio is a division of Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq: SNIC), headquartered in Novato, California.
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