Blu-ray: ArcSoft Software is BD-Live Certified

ArcSoft said its TotalMedia Theatre software received BD-Live Certification (Profile 2.0) from the Blu-ray Disc Association in late April—marking the first certification of PC-based desktop software for any developer in the world, it said.

ArcSoft’s TotalMedia Theatre is Windows XP and Vista-compatible software and its certification signifies compliance with standards and set by the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Some recent (and many future) Blu-ray movie releases and other Blu-ray packaged content include software permitting BD-Live capabilities for users. These enhanced features include the use of online resources when using the latest models of Blu-ray players. (Many Blu-ray players sold until recently do not have BD-Live options.)