NVIDIA DVD Decoder combines the industry's highest quality DVD and MPEG-2 playback with rich surround sound audio and provides the best experience with Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center Edition. Featuring Dolby Digital surround sound audio and hardware-accelerated video on all Microsoft DirectX compatible graphics processors, the decoder delivers unmatched color fidelity and smooth DVD, video, and TV viewing.
It is the first software decoder to receive the "Designed for Media Center Edition" certification, ensuring that it will deliver premium video quality and unmatched performance for Media Center PCs. In addition, it is designed to work with Portable Media Centers allowing users to take their recorded TV shows with them on the road.
- Enables DVD viewing with Microsoft® Windows Media® Player or Microsoft Windows® Media Center Edition*
- High quality MPEG-2 decoder supports any third party software application based upon Microsoft DirectShow®
- Dolby® Digital** surround sound decoding
- Minimizes CPU utilization by offloading the MPEG-2 decoding onto the graphics processor
- Enables advanced de-interlacing
- Decodes high-definition MPEG-2 streams for ATSC tuners
- Supports Windows Mobile-based Portable Media Centers allowing end users to transcode MPEG-2 content into Windows Media Video 9
- S/PDIF pass through for external decoding of Dolby Digital and DTS (compatible hardware required)
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