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PRNewswire: InterVideo Announces Software DVD Player for Linux

Mar 31, 2000, 00:37 (16 Talkback[s])

"Brings Award-Winning DVD Technology to Linux Market."

"InterVideo, Inc. (IVI) today announced that it would soon release a software DVD player/decoder for the Linux operating system, enabling users to experience DVD video and audio quality rivaling that of high-end consumer electronic players. The product, which will be called LinDVD, is expected to be the first legal DVD software solution for the Linux OS."

"'InterVideo has made a commitment to support the Linux community with digital audio and video products,' said Joe Monastiero, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for InterVideo, Inc. 'LinDVD is the first product in a lineup that will ultimately include all of our Windows multimedia products.'"

"The dearth of DVD solutions for Linux users has been recently well publicized, including a widely reported incident of hackers creating an unauthorized DVD decoder for Linux, resulting in lawsuits filed by the DVD industry. InterVideo has a long-standing Content Scrambling System (CSS) license, enabling it to produce and market DVD player/decoder software without violating copyright or other laws."

Press release.