System Requirements and Format Support

System Requirements


The system requirements for CyberLink PowerDVD vary depending on the movie content you are watching.


Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1/8, 7, Vista

Processor (CPU)

DVD Playback

  • TrueTheater HD and TrueTheater 3D for Blu-ray and HD video: Intel Core i5 (with 4 Cores), AMD Phenom II X6 or above
  • DVD playback: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8 GHz), AMD Fusion E-series & C-series or above

4K UltraHD with Hardware Acceleration

  • Intel 3rd generation Core i5 or above
    • Note: PowerDVD supports 4K UltraHD video in H.264 / MP4 format at bitrates up to 60 Mbps

Graphics Processor (GPU)

TrueTheater HD Playback

  • Intel HD Graphics, ATI Radeon HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT or above
    • Note: We strongly recommend that you update your graphics card driver to the latest version. 3D display devices are required for TrueTheater 3D playback

DVD Playback

  • PCI Express graphic accelerator supporting DirectX 9.0 or above

Memory

DVD Playback

  • 1 GB required for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

Screen Resolution

  • 1024 x 768 and above recommended
  • Note: When playing video on displays larger than Quad HD (or any file greater than 2560 x 1440 resolution), PowerDVD enters a high performance mode that disables some non-essential playback features. In this mode the following features will be unavailable:
  •  Video rotation
  •  Zoom in/out
  •  Dual subtitle display
  •  Subtitle customization for font, color and size

Hard Disk Space

  • 500 MB for product installation

Display Device

DVD Playback

  • For DVD playback: HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output

Disc Player

  • DVD-ROM, DVD+-R/RW, DVD-RAM or DVD Super Multi combo disc drive

Internet Connection

  • Internet connection required for initial software activation, social media connection and some codec activation.

Format Support


File Support

Media Type

Formats Supported

Movies

DVD-Video, DVD-VR, DVD+VR, VCPS, VCD, XAVC-S, SVCD, CD

Videos

264, 26L, 3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, ASF, AVC, AVI, BSF, DAT, DIV, DVR-MS, FLV1, H264, JSV, JVT, M1V, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M2V, M4V, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MP4V, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV, MTS, QT, TOD, TP, TPD, TRP, TS, TTS, VC1, VOB, VRO, WM, WMV, WTV2

Photos

BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, KDC, MEF, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F

Music

AAC3, AC3, ADTS3, ALAC, APE, AOB, DTS, FLAC4, M4A, MID, MKA, MP2, MP3, MPA, OGG, RMI, WAV, WMA

Subtitles

External (text): SubRip (.SRT), PowerDivX (.PSB), MicroDVD (.SUB), SubViewer (.SUB), SubStation Alpha (.SSA, .ASS), SAMI (*.SMI)

External (image): VobSub (.sub+.idx) 
Embedded: .SSA, .ASS, .SRT, .PGS in MKV video files, MP4 Embedded-Timed Text (MPEG4 PART-17)

1Only supports FLV files encoded with H.264 codec

2Only supported in Windows 7 & Vista with OEM TV Feature Pack

3ADTS and AAC require windows 7 or above

4Music files only


Language Support

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish (European)
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Portuguese

Note: This product uses Cinavia technology to limit the use of unauthorized copies of some commercially-produced film and videos and their soundtracks. When a prohibited use of an unauthorized copy is detected, a message will be displayed and playback or copying will be interrupted. More information about Cinavia technology is provided at the Cinavia Online Consumer Information Center at www.cinavia.com. To request additional information about Cinavia by mail, send a postcard with your mailing address to: Cinavia Consumer Information Center, P.O. Box 86851, San Diego, CA, 92138, USA.