RAVISENT Technologies Inc., which bills itself as a “software and intellectual property licensing company,” has announced the launch of a new software suit that enables Windows PC users to burn video content onto DVD drives. The software suite, which combines RAVISENT’s own CinePlayer DVD 4.0 and MedioStream Inc.’s neoDVDstandard 2.0 software, has been named iDVD.
In case you’re unaware, iDVD is the name of Apple’s own homegrown DVD-R mastering software. The software has been shipping since the beginning of 2001, when Apple first launched Power Mac G4 systems equipped with the Pioneer-built “SuperDrive,” an optical drive capable of burning DVD-R discs that can be played back in a consumer DVD player.
RAVISENT’s CinePlayer 4.0 software is designed to enable DVD playback, while the licensed neoDVDstandard 2.0 software provides users with a way to capture and digitally edit, compress and author content from a home camcorder.
“The iDVD suite promises to make DVD and Video CD editing, authoring, burning and playback of home video a simple and rewarding experience right from a desktop PC,” promised RAVISNET. The software costs US$129.95.
The iDVD software suite is supported on Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition and Windows XP.