Blu-Ray Group Selects Microsoft Codec

Posted on Wednesday, September 01 2004 @ 21:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Blu-Ray Disc Association said Tuesday that it will require Microsoft's VC-1 video codec, based on Windows Media, to be included in the read-only BD-ROM spec.

Blu-Ray, backed by companies like Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Philips and Matsushita will require the codec to be used in playback equipment.

The rival HD DVD format, backed by NEC and Toshiba, has already endorsed the VC-1 codec in its own specification.

More info at ExtremeTech

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