InterVideo, Inc. has announced the release of InterVideo DVD Copy 5 Platinum. This follow-up to the DVD Copy series includes a number of new features and innovations for disc copying and backup needs. More than just a copy program, InterVideo DVD Copy 5 Platinum is the fastest disc backup software on the market that can be used to copy unencrypted movies, file and backup data, or merge multiple video files and burn to a single DVD in three easy steps, according to InterVideo.
Featuring CopyLater technology, DVD Copy 5 Platinum offers the convenience of high-quality output performed when the computer is idle, allowing uninterrupted batch conversion of videos while the user is somewhere else or asleep. The new TV Show to Go feature can regularly check your PC for new TV recorded shows and video downloads then automatically convert them. DVD Copy 5 can even automatically calculate the best audio and video bit-rate settings to save space, and can schedule transfers to their portable devices at specified times.
DVD Copy 5 also allows the importing of high-definition WMV, AVI, DVR-MS, and MPEG-2 video files with resolutions up to 1920 x 1080. Users can even import video from the Sony HDR-HC1, HDR-HC3, and HDR-FX1 camcorders. The software also permits conversion of video files into H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, a format that combines excellent quality with great compression. DVD Copy 5 is also designed for converting videos for portable devices such as Sony PSP handhelds, or iPod video players, using the same technology featured in Intervideo's iVideoToGo for PSP and iVideoToGo for iPod. Additionally, DVD Copy 5 also can also convert videos for 3G-enabled mobile phones.
For output, DVD Copy 5 supports DVD±R/RW (4.7 GB), DVD-RAM, Dual layer DVD±R (8.5GB), and conventional CD-R and CD-RWs. In addition, DVD Copy 5 features Virtual Drive and Disctool Support so users can mount DVD images on their HDD, eliminating the need for popping CDs for often-used programs, games, and videos. Users can even rip audio tracks from DVDs and convert them into audio CDs.
The Gold and Platinum editions of InterVideo DVD Copy 5 are available for Windows 2000/XP systems with suggested retail prices of US$49.95 for Gold and $79.95 for Platinum. Both versions are available for retail download at www.intervideo.com. The retail box version is currently available for purchase in Japan and will be available in the US on August 1.