The demand for DVD-Audio
playback software is being driven by the growth in player sales and the dramatic increase in the number of titles available.
As the number of DSP manufacturers licensing our technology for DVD-Audio
increases, the easier it will be for manufacturers of the players to create compelling products necessary to grow the DVD-Audio
market," said Verance President and CEO Bob Cerasoli.
One thing that will boost the fledging market even further is this pounds 400 DVD-Audio
player (and DVD video) from Toshiba, due in the shops next month.
If there is so much improvement in quality with the DVD-Audio
format, why did it take so long to reach a consensus between the computer and music industries to finalize the specifications?
The public release of this music-industry-supported copy protection framework is the last major step toward enabling DVD-Audio
to be commercially introduced this year.
The latest version of Zoran's SiliconSoftware developed for the Vaddis V DVD Multimedia Processor brings new audio capabilities to the listener via their DVD platform that delivers the latest DVD-Audio
standard," said Richard Hockenbrock, Vice President, Licensing Operations, Dolby Laboratories.