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Corel® WinDVD® Receives AVCREC™ Certification


Certification enables users to enjoy cost-effective, high-definition digital entertainment on their PCs

Ottawa, Canada - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL) (TSX:CRE) today announced that Corel® WinDVD®, the world’s number one DVD and video playback software, has received AVCREC™ Certification. By receiving AVCREC Certification, Corel WinDVD has passed the stringent guidelines set by the Blu-ray Disc Association, ensuring superior playback of high-definition content on DVDs.

AVCREC compresses high-definition images using the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) format, enabling WinDVD users to playback the recording of high-definition video from DVD recordable discs. As a result, users can now more affordably produce their own high-definition home movies or use AVCREC supported DVRs with AACS protection to record their favorite HDTV programs, burn them to DVD and play them back using WinDVD.

“Corel is committed to making it easier for users to enjoy the full benefits of a high-definition experience, particularly as more and more consumers embrace HD technologies in their camcorders, televisions and playback devices,” said Denise MacDonell Senior Director Product Management, Digital Media at Corel. “With WinDVD’s support for AVCREC, we now offer consumers a more cost-effective option for viewing HD content on DVDs – all while providing the superior playback experience they have come to enjoy.”

Corel WinDVD with AVCREC Certification is now available to OEMs. Retail availability will begin in spring 2009.

About Corel

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® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo, VideoStudio®, WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®. Our global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan.


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