Microsoft Chooses Dolby Digital Plus Codec for Windows 7
Windows 7 will be using Dolby Digital Plus thus offering high quality multichannel audio. Dolby Digital Plus is the complete audio system which can provide 7.1 channels. The audio codec maintains the quality of Dolby Digital at a lower data rate – and is compatible with ‘all current’ Dolby Digital AV receivers. Microsoft is opting for Dolby’s latest 7.1 codec to use with Windows 7.
Ramzi Haidamus, executive vice-president of Dolby Laboratories says that, as windows 7 amplifies the entertainment experience on the PC, it makes a sense that Dolby Digital Plus is being selected as the audio format delivering high-quality surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus ensures that people will hear outstanding audio on any device with the Blu-ray Disc, DTV broadcasts, and rich multi-media delivered through the internet.
Mike Nash, Microsoft Vice-President of Windows management says that they are delighted to be working with Dolby laboratories who are the leaders in high-quality audio and surround sound to provide Dolby Digital Plus to customers. Dolby creates a rich entertainment environment at home or on the go, which is built into Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 professional, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 ultimate.