Ulead Systems, Inc., a leading developer of video editing, image editing, and DVD authoring software, recently announced that Ulead DVD Workshop, Ulead's advanced DVD authoring software, will soon support Dolby AC-3 audio files so that viewers can enjoy the quality of Dolby Surround Sound when watching a DVD created with DVD Workshop. The software will also include DVD AutoPlay, an auto-run player, so viewers can watch a DVD without first installing DVD playback software on their computer.
DVD Workshop users can now import 5.1 Surround Sound AC-3 audio files and create Stereo AC-3 files within DVD Workshop. This high-quality audio file format, also known as Dolby Digital in theatres, ensures audio playback compatibility, a higher compression rate for producing small audio files, and the ability to offer Dolby 5.1 surround sound on DVD Workshop authored discs.
DVD Workshop is one of the first DVD authoring software products in the its category to provide users with professional and flexible menu authoring features at a cost-effective price. The software has won eMedia Magazine's Editor's Choice Award. DVD Workshop AC-3, the full version of DVD Workshop with AC-3 support, will be available at the end of February for $495.