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WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray is DVD, Blu-ray Disc and video playback software that delivers quality and entertainment in style. Play spectacular Blu-ray and HD DVD discs on your PC, or enjoy standard DVDs with state-of-the-art HD-quality upscaling. Take your movies on the go with advanced battery optimization controls for laptops. Play home movies recorded on the latest high-definition AVCHD camcorders. Choose WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray for the ultimate DVD and video playback experience.

Choose WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray for the ultimate DVD and video playback experience.

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DVD & Video Playback for Today

  • Blu-ray and HD DVD support--Experience stunning high-definition entertainment on your PC.
  • State-of-the-art Upscaling--Play standard DVDs at HD resolution with unique upscaling and motion enhancement.
  • Movies on the Go--Powerful laptop features ensure the best movie experience--wherever you are!
  • Memories--Enjoy the full quality of high-definition home movies recorded with the latest AVCHD or Blu-ray camcorders.

Unique All2HD offers state-of-the-art upscaling.

See more of the action with advanced Digital Natural Motion.

Enjoy your video collection like never before. Watch standard DVD movies at near-HD quality with captivating surround sound.

Watch movies wherever you are.

Play crystal-clear high-definition home movies from the latest AVCHD camcorders.

Stylish Good Looks
The sophisticated graphite interface blends seamlessly with your Windows XP or Vista desktop.

  • New graphite color--Up-to-date and professional look.
  • New layout--A clutter-free and easy-to-navigate interface.
  • Compact mode instantly hides navigation controls to show just your video.
  • Boss Key--Now you see it, now you don't! One click pops the player out of the way.
  • Message Center--Don't miss out on product updates, exclusive offers and fun tips and trick

Technology Powerhouse
Maximize your viewing experience with state-of the-art technologies, such as Blu-ray and HD DVD playback, standard-definition upscaling, and unique features for watching movies on the go.

Blu-ray Disc/HD DVD playback

  • Play high-definition commercial titles with interactive features, or recordable Blu-ray/HD DVD media.
  • Enjoy the immersive entertainment experience of BD-J and HD DVD Advanced Navigation features without interrupting your movie.
  • The first playback software to support the new BD BonusView picture-in-picture features.
  • Supports all Blu-ray and HD DVD video encoding formats, such as MPEG-4-AVC (H.264), MPEG-2, and VC1.
  • Supports HD Audio technologies from Dolby and DTS.
  • Complies with Blu-ray & HD DVD content protection protocols to ensure reliable playback.

Make your standard DVDs look like HD video!

  • Unique All2HD upscaling--convert standard DVDs to crisp high-definition video with outstanding color and clarity.
  • Auto-scaling intelligently tailors playback to fit monitor resolution and refresh rate.
  • Advanced de-interlacing auto-detects film frame rate and ensures crisp edges even on fast-moving objects.
  • Digital Natural Motion--choose from several presets for the smoothest possible playback.
  • Image sharpness can be adjusted for a better-than-original look.


  • Extend playback time with Battery Optimization.
  • Be sure to catch the ending with unique TimeStretch playback.
  • Smart Stretch lets you watch your movies in standard or Widescreen.
  • Enjoy Virtual Surround Sound even when listening on headphones and stereo speakers.

Reduce unsightly playback artifacts and video noise.

Add immersive surround sound audio effects.

WinDVD is the best choice for enjoying movies on the go.

Enhance low-resolution video
Clean up digital artifacts from MPEG, H.264 and VC-1 video

  • De-snow filter removes digital noise from low-resolution video.
  • De-block filter removes blocky digital artifacts from compressed video.

Hardware graphics acceleration
WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray supports display cards featuring ATI AVIVO HD and NVIDIA PureVideo HD technologies that offer hardware-enhanced video playback.

  • Enjoy sharper, more vibrant video images
  • Minimize CPU utilization and power consumption, particularly during playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD discs.
  • Apply advanced de-interlacing
  • Scale videos to any size with high-precision processing

The best of the audio world
WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray supports leading audio technologies for an immersive listening experience.

  • Play HD audio formats like Dolby Digital Plus, uncompressed Dolby TrueHD, and DTS HD for commercial Blu-ray and HD DVD movies.
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx--Transforms 2-channel (stereo) audio to surround sound, or expands 5.1 sources up to 7.1 speaker systems. Choose Movie or Music modes.
  • Dolby Digital EX--Enjoy 6.1 or 7.1-channel playback with appropriate hardware.
  • DTS surround audio--Supports up to 6 channels of audio for titles with DTS audio
  • SRS audio technologies--Enhance movie dialog or music, or create a virtual surround effect on two speakers with SRS TruSurround.
  • 96 kHz/24-bit audio decoding--Play back audiophile-quality audio.
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker--An advanced psychoacoustics algorithm creates a 5.1 surround sound environment on two speakers.
  • Dolby Headphone--Processes 5.1 audio to create a vivid surround environment on standard headphones.

More video effects and convenient playback controls

  • Video Effects--Customize and improve the look of movies with Cinema Enhancement, Vintage, Sharpness, and more!
  • SmartStretch--Fills your widescreen display when viewing 4:3 movies by intelligently stretching only the edges of the video and maintaining the center portion of the image.
  • Pan & Zoom--WinDVD lets you click and drag to zoom in and pan across any part of the screen to get a closer look.
  • Playlists--Create your own playlists with audio tracks or video files from DVDs, VCDs, SVCDs and CDs.
  • Bookmark favorite spots and save them as a file (.bmk) for later, or send to a friend.
  • UPnP Client--Plays back content from other UPnP-certified devices within a home network, with enhanced thumbnail views of available clips on the network.
  • Capture Image/QuickClip--The new capture controls make it even easier to grab your favorite movie scene as a still picture or animated clip, that you can easily share with friends via email or mobile phone!
  • Instant Replay--Ctrl-B lets you jump back to the line you missed, or catch that action sequence again!
  • Smooth Reverse Playback--WinDVD 9 supports smooth reverse playback without frame drops.

Complete Format support
Enjoy reliable playback of high-definition or standard-definition video recorded from HDTV, camcorder, or downloaded from the Web.

  • Popular video formats--supports DVD-Video, DivX, RealPlayer, QuickTime, Windows Media, and AVI.
  • H.264 Support--Smoothly plays back the next-generation format for premium content and downloaded video, in standard as well as high-definition.
  • HDTV Support--Navigate and play MPEG-2 HD Transport Stream (M2T) video from captured HDTV programs.

Enjoy HD home movies
Today's high-definition camcorders let you record your personal memories in stunning clarity. Play them at full resolution!

  • AVCHD--Supports playback of video from AVCHD camcorders, either copied from the camcorder hard drive, on AVCHD disc, or memory card.
  • Plays HD video recorded on the latest Blu-ray camcorders from Hitachi.
  • HDV video--Play HD video captured from HDV camcorders.
  • Plays video from recordable HD DVD or Blu-ray media such as HD DVD-R, BD-R and RE discs.
  • Plays HD-Rec discs (HD DVD video recorded on standard DVD media).

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HD DVD Advanced Content
BD-RE 3.0
BonusView (BD-Video Profile 1.1)
DD+ multi channel
Dolby TrueHD 2ch
Dolby TrueHD multi channel
DTS-HD multi-channel
New Features New UI Style
SD to HD Conversion
Full AVCHD Support
DTS 96K/24bit decoding
Codec/File format support (720p, 1080i) H.264
DivX file playback
DivX subtitle
DVD+VR Playback
WMV file playback
QuickTime format support
RealPlayer Format
Audio Features High definition audio decoding
Multi-channel MP3 playback
Dolby Digital 2CH
Dolby Digital 5.1CH
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Prologic IIX
Dolby Headphone
Dolby Virtual Speaker
SRS TruSorround XT
SRS Headphone
Video Features Smooth reverse playback
Progressive de-interlace
Zoom and Pan
Other Features Power Saver
UPnP Client
Notebook Battery Meter
Thumbnail Bookmark
Time Stretch
PureVideo (HD)
hardware acceleration
ATI AVIVO HD hardware acceleration

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review by . October 16, 2008
First off, let me just say that I don't own a Blu-ray player and my review is based on DVD's only. Most of the review, however, will most likely apply to Blu-Ray as well.      >> Video Enhancements    Here are just some highlights:    - De-snow, De-block, and up-sampling:  De-block reduces pixelation and up-sampling is a filter that fills in extra pixels to improve picture quality. I am unable to see an appreciable improvement …
review by . September 17, 2008
I like the player but I must say that it was not easy installing it. Basic installing procedure wasn't working so I had to get my computer expert bf to get it to run for me, other than that I like it, although I'm not sure it's really worth all the money they are charging for it.  I think when I was watching DVD of something like "I Love Lucy" the picture was sharper and looked better, movies as well but anything that I have downloaded like music videos or movies were not really improved, …
review by . September 14, 2008
I installed WinDVD 9 Plus on a computer running Windows XP SP 2. The screen has 1920 x 1200 resolution. WinDVD 9 installed without problems.     Probably the strongest benefit this package provides is the number of media formats it will play: DVD-Video, DivX, RealPlayer, QuickTime, Windows Media, AVI, H.264 and MPEG-2 HD Transport Stream (M2T). Additionally, WinDVD supports AVCHD, Blu-Ray from Hitachi camcorders, HDV video, recordable HD DVD or Blu-ray media such as HD DVD-R, …
review by . September 07, 2008
After reading some of the early reviews posted here, I expected my experience with WinDVD 9 to be a bad one. I am happy to report, however, that that did not turn out to be the case.    I did have one little blip when installing the software on first try but I attribute that to the fact that I checked the wrong box early in the installation process and caused the download to abort itself because of a conflict it found with a program already on my hard drive. I paid more attention …
review by . September 06, 2008
WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray has been highly anticipated as Corel's answer to Blu-ray technology for DVD and video playback. I was skeptical because some reviews state problems running the program on Windows Vista machines, even though the program is designed to be compatible. Others mention skipping and location of controls.    Notwithstanding, I decided to test the program for myself. (I run Windows XP, Service Pack 3 on my desktop where I often watch DVDs while working on craft projects.)   …
review by . September 04, 2008
WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray provides an improved interface, new higher definition viewing capabilities up to 1080p, and superb surround sound quality. The new `Graphite' user interface looks sleeker and makes viewing and navigation much easier and user friendly. The audio and video controls can easily be personalize to your preferences. I had to contact support (which they were very helpful) in order to get all the "bugs" correctly working, but after making some adjustments to the sound card settings …
review by . September 03, 2008
This is not a bad program as a matter of fact its a very Good Media Player....with a couple of exceptions.    Pros: Simplicity, video's better quality WITHOUT the up-conversion. It took me by surprise when I realized the up-scaling feature was still off.    Being able to tweak the up-scaling was new to me and is really nice. If this is what we have to look forward to since COREL took over, WinDVD just may dominate without busting a sweat.    Cons: …
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