Visible Light recently announced OnStage DVD For PowerPoint, a new plug-in object for playback and control of DVD-Video content within PowerPoint slides.

OnStage DVD For PowerPoint can be inserted into any PowerPoint slide. The viewer may interact with DVD menus and a DVD player control toolbar is available. Settings are provided to customize playback and appearance, and there is support for both full screen and windowed playback. A wide variety of DirectShow DVD decoders is supported, plus the REALmagic Hollywood for hardware TV output.

OnStage DVD For PowerPoint is also network-capable. In addition to supporting playback from a DVD disk, hard drive or notebook, presentations and DVD content may be located virtually anywhere on a network. Playback is supported on most Windows platform PCs with an installed DVD decoder.

"PowerPoint is widely used for education, training, promotion and other communications. DVD is hot. Adding DVD video and interactivity attracts attention and improves the effectiveness of a presentation", said Steve Perlman, President of Visible Light. "OnStage DVD For PowerPoint is the glue that makes it all possible."

OnStage DVD For PowerPoint is scheduled for release in Q4 2002, and will be available as an electronic download. For details, visit the VISIBLELIGHT.COM web site. OnStage is currently available for Macromedia Director, Authorware, Shockwave, HTML and Visual Basic. Released in 1997, the OnStage family of video playback tools are used by thousands of multimedia authors worldwide.

About Visible Light:

Based in Orlando, Florida, Visible Light is a leading international distributor of products for MPEG, DVD and streaming video production. Visible Light manufactures the popular OnStage line of digital video presentation development tools. For more information about Visible Light, visit:

OnStage is a registered trademark of Visible Light LLC. PowerPoint, Windows and Visual Basic are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. Director, Authorware and Shockwave are registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. REALMagic is a trademark of Sigma Designs, Inc.