Microsoft's popular Windows Media Video 9 (WMV 9) format has been approved by the DVD Forum as a mandatory technology for any device seeking the DVD HD logo. That is, next-generation DVD players and other DVD playback devices must support WMV to get the logo. This is a huge coup for Microsoft, which is trying to get its video and audio formats accepted as industry standards, and for consumers, who will be able to purchase more advanced DVD movies in the future as a result.>>