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Corel WinDVD Certified for Blu-ray BDXL

Corel Corporation announced that Corel WinDVD has received BDXL certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA).

According to the statement, the updated version of Corel WinDVD with certified BDXL support will be available to the company’s OEM partners starting in November 2010. Additionally, Corel plans to add BDXL support to future OEM versions of Direct Disc Recorder, which is part of Corel Digital Studio as well as its DDR Move series products.

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Unedited press release follows:

Corel® WinDVD® Now Certified for BDXLTM

Corel Delivering WinDVD® with BDXLTM Certification to OEM Partners

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Oct. 15, 2010) – Corel today announced that Corel® WinDVD® has received BDXL™ certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association. With this latest certification, Corel® WinDVD continues its track record of supporting the latest Blu-ray technologies and providing consumers with the industry’s best movie-watching experience on the PC. The updated version of Corel WinDVD with certified BDXL support will be available to OEM partners starting in November 2010.

As described by the Blu-ray Disc Association, the BDXL specification provides customers with a new multi-layer recordable Blu-ray Disc™ format with a storage capacity of up to 128GB. With this certification, Corel WinDVD is an ideal solution for BDXL playback.

“By supporting the BDXL standard, Corel is giving its OEM partners a powerful solution to enable next-generation Blu-ray Discs to be experienced on the PC. Corel’s BDXL certification is the latest innovation that supports WinDVD’s position as a leader in DVD and Blu-ray playback software,” said Shawn Cadeau, Senior Vice President, Global Product Marketing and Product Management for Corel.

In the coming months, Corel also plans to add support for the BDXL standard to future OEM versions of Direct Disc Recorder, which is part of Corel® Digital Studio™, and the DDR Move series products.

Corel has a solid reputation for supporting the latest Blu-ray technologies. As announced in May 2010, Corel WinDVD Pro 2010 offers Blu-ray 3D™ Certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association. First available to OEMs this spring, Corel now offers Blu-ray 3D support to current WinDVD Pro 2010 customers as a free download.

About Corel Corporation
Corel is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we’ve built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world’s most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW®, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER®, Corel® PaintShop Photo®, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and Corel® Digital Studio™.

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