Karlsbad, Germany (September 24, 2010) - Nero, creator of liquid media technology, today announced that it has received BD-Live (BD-Profile 2.0) certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association. As a result of meeting these rigorous standards, Nero users will not only have HD playback, but also be able to unlock a truly interactive BD-Live movie experience while playing their Blu-ray discs.
BD-Live will bring a whole host of Internet-connected activities, such as instant messaging, scheduled chats with a movie’s director, online multi-player gaming, social networking, downloadable movie trailers and sub-titles, and more to those who view their Blu-ray movies using Nero’s software. In addition to the BD-Live functionality and its already robust video editing capabilities, Nero also supports BD-Profile 1.1 (BonusView), a feature that introduces Picture-in-Picture (PiP) functionality to enable movie-watchers to view an inset window like a video commentary in which a director or actor discuss a scene rolling in the background.
“In our effort to deliver a complete HD video experience to creative enthusiasts and home hobbyists, we felt it was critical to ensure our software was BD-Live certified,” said Martin Stein, Senior Vice President, Global Products at Nero. “As a result of this certification, we will be able to deliver a true BD-Live experience to Nero users. We can now seamlessly bridge between the convergence of HD video playback and Internet-enabled features, thus enhancing the overall entertainment experience for our consumers.”
Nero’s portfolio of multimedia software will add support for BD-Live beginning this fall.
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Nero, the creator of liquid media technology, enables liquid content creation and distribution anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The company provides consumers with the freedom to simply enjoy their music, photos, and videos, regardless of hardware or file format, by taking a unique platform neutral, standards-based approach to solution development. More than 300 million units of Nero’s trusted software solutions are used in the home, on the go, and professionally. Nero also provides strategic partners with cutting-edge applications, codecs, tools, software development kits, and programming interfaces for use with a variety of the latest platforms and devices. Products are available globally through hardware manufacturers, international partners, retailers, and directly through the Nero Online Shop at www.nero.com .
Headquartered in Karlsbad, Germany, Nero maintains regional offices in Karlsbad, Germany; Glendale, Calif., USA; Yokohama, Japan; and development centers in Karlsbad, Germany and Hangzhou, China.
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