Corel WinDVD® BD Reference Player

WinDVD® BD Reference Player is a special development version of Corel's DVD / Blu-ray and video playback software. It allows playback from the hard drive and includes BD-Java™ debugging features and event logging. Corel provides this reference player to qualified studio and authoring house partners under NDA. For more information, please email: colwin.chan@corel.com.


Special Features:

  • Play a BDMV content folder on the hard drive
  • Use a command line option to load specific BDMV content folders automatically
  • Output player and content debug messages
  • Establish a remote Java debugger connection (using either Eclipse or Netbeans IDE) for BD-J source debugging

System Requirements for Blu-ray Playback

  • Windows® XP with service pack 2 or Windows Vista®
  • Minimum CPU:
    • Intel® Core™ Duo T2400 1.83 GHz
    • AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz
  • Recommended CPU:
    • Intel: Core Duo T2500 2.0 GHz, Core Duo E6400 2.13 GHz, Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ, Core 2 Duo 5500 1.66 GHz, or higher
    • AMD: AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 2.6 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2 GHz, AMD Turion™ 64 X2 TL-60 2.0 Ghz, or higher
  • 512 MB system memory or higher (1 GB recommended)
  • VGA Chipset: please ensure your VGA chipset supports hardware acceleration
  • 128 MB VGA VRAM or higher (256 MB recommended)
  • Graphics Cards:
    • Minimum:
      NVIDIA GeForce® 7600, ATI Radeon™ X 1600
    • Recommended:
      NVIDIA GeForce 8400, ATI Radeon HD 2400 or higher
  • VGA Driver Version: To ensure you can enjoy full quality of Blu-ray and HD DVD movies, please visit the ATI and NVIDIA Web sites to download the latest drivers
  • Optical Drive: Blu-ray optical drive for Blu-ray titles or HD DVD drive for HD DVD movies. Both Blu-ray and HD DVD drives can play back standard DVD titles. Standard DVD optical drives can play back HD-REC (HD DVD video burned on a standard DVD), as well as AVCHD discs
  • Display Device: If you are using a Digital Visual Interface (DVI) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connection to a digital output, please make sure your display device is High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)-compatible and your VGA supports HDCP

Supported Formats for Playback:

Disc: Commercial HD DVD & Blu-ray discs, HD DVD-R, BD-R and RE, HD-REC
Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), MPEG-2 HD, and VC1
Audio: Dolby Digital® Plus, Dolby® TrueHD and DTS®-HD


Contact information

For more information on the WinDVD BD Reference Player, please contact Colwin Chan at:

colwin.chan@corel.com