Microsoft brings HD DVD emulator software out of beta


Microsoft has announced that its HD DVD emulation software is now out of beta. The software probably won’t be much use to the average consumer, but for smaller HD DVD authoring companies, it could be very useful.

The system works around the Xbox 360 and its add-on HD DVD drive. A one-time $2,999 licence fee gives access to it.

It’s downloaded from the Xbox Marketplace, and then users can work on projects via a networked drive or the attached HD DVD player.

Microsoft has put together a page containing all the gory details of how to start using the emulator. If nothing else, it should save authors from creating a huge pile of spoiled HD DVDs.

Perhaps Microsoft really do like HD DVD quite a bit after all.

(Via Format War Central)

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