Reprinted from an Intervideo press release
FREMONT, Calif. January 23, 2006 — InterVideo, Inc, an industry leader in DVD, MPEG and
high-definition (HD) multimedia software technology, announced today that its H.264 Codec now supports
the new NVIDIA PureVideo H.264 decode acceleration available on GeForce 6 and 7 Series graphics
processors from NVIDIA Corporation.
H.264 is the digital video codec specified for the Blu-ray (BD) and High-definition DVD (HD DVD)
The H.264 specification, which is also known as the Advanced Video Codec (AVC) specification or
MPEG 4-Part 10, delivers two to three times the compression efficiency of solutions such as the MPEG-2
standard, which is used in DVD video. H.264 also delivers high-definition video with six times the
resolution of standard definition DVDs.
"NVIDIA has been a driving force in the delivery of the latest advancements in audio and video
through its digital media processing technology," said Steve Ro, president and CEO of InterVideo.
"With NVIDIA’s hardware acceleration and deinterlacing capabilities, the InterVideo H.264 codec
can deliver a whole new level of picture clarity."