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)

Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback

  • Blu-ray Disc playback: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66GHz), AMD Phenom 9450 (2.10GHz) or above
  • Blu-ray 3D playback: Intel Core i5, AMD Phenom II X4 or above
  • 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)

Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater HD/3D 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.

Blu-ray 3D Playback

  • Intel HD Graphic (Intel Core i5), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series and GeForce GT 240/320/330/340, AMD Radeon HD 6000 and 6000M series with UVD 3 support

DVD Playback

  • PCI Express graphic accelerator supporting DirectX 9.0 or above

Memory

Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback

  • Blu-ray Disc playback: 2 GB required for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: 1 GB required for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

Blu-ray 3D with or without Hardware Acceleration

  • 2GB

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

Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback

  • For Blu-ray titles with AACS and DVD titles with CPRM playback, PowerDVD only allows output to display devices using DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connector in order to be compliant with copy protection (HDCP).
  • For other DVD and Blu-ray Disc playback: HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: 3D display and 3D glasses required.

Blu-ray 3D with or without Hardware Acceleration

  • 3D display and 3D glasses are required (NVIDIA 3D Vision, 3D Ready HDTV, HDMI 1.4-enabled TV, Micro-polarizer LCD or Anaglyph Red/Cyan Glasses). HDCP compliant display for digital output

Disc Player

  • Blu-ray Disc playback: BD-ROM/BD-RE or Super Multi Blu combo disc drive
  • DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: 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

BD-R 1.1/BD-RE 2.1, BD-R 2.0/BD-RE 3.0, BDROM 2.2, BD-J, BDROM Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), AVCREC, AVCHD, XAVC-S, DVD-Video, DVD-VR, DVD+VR, VCPS, VCD, 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


CyberLink Cloud Transcoding Support

Media Type

Formats Supported

Videos

ASF, AVI, DIVX, MOV, DAT, M2T, VRO, MKV, FLV, MVC, MP4, WMV,DVR-MS, MOD, MPEG, MPG, TOD, VOB, MTS, M2TS, WTV

Photos

JPG, JPEG, MPO, JPS, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, KDC, MEF, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F

Audio

MP3, WMV, WAV, MP4, M4A (AAC, ALAC Codec), FLAC, OGG, APE

Minimum System Requirements for Transcoded Streaming to Tablets

  • Processor (CPU): Intel® Core2 Duo CPU 4500 @ 2.20GHz
  • RAM: 2GB

Source File Bitrate Limitations on Transcoding

PowerDVD transcoding is limited to the following source file bitrates:

  • MPEG2 PS: bitrate higher than 25Mbps
  • MPEG2 TS H.264 + MPEG2 audio: bitrate higher than 11 Mbps
  • MPEG2 TS H.264 + AAC audio: bitrate higher than 11Mbps
  • WMV: bitrate higher than 11Mbps

*PowerDVD will transcode the video files above to H.264/AAC/M2TS


Language Support

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

Hardware Support for Blu-ray 3D and TrueTheater 3D

New 3D technologies require additional hardware to view 3D movie content:

  • HDMI 1.4 enabled 3DTV
    • Eye wear: Active shutter glasses
    • Supported Hardware: HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV
    • Supported Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 series or above
    • Integrated Graphics: 2nd generation Intel Core processors or above
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision
  • 120Hz Frame-sequential 3D LCD (NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready)
    • Native format: 120 fps left and right
    • Eye wear: Active shutter glasses (NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit)
    • Supported Hardware: Asus G51J-SZ028V, Acer GD245HQ, Acer GD235HZ
  • 3D Polarizer LCD
    • Native format: row-interleaved
    • Eye wear: Polarized glasses
    • Supported Hardware: Zalman ZM-M220W, Acer 5738DG (Notebook)
  • 3D Ready HDTV (DLP)
    • Native format: checkerboard
    • Eye wear: Active shutter glasses
    • Supported Hardware: Mitsubishi 1080p DLP HDTV, Samsung 3D Ready DLP HDTV

HD Audio Compatible Sound Card and Codec List

  • Realtek ALC669 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 6 channels)
    Realtek ALC670 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 6 channels)
    Realtek ALC885 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-channels or 96kHz/24bit 4-8 channels)
    Realtek ALC889 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-channels or 96kHz/24bit 4-8 channels)
    Realtek ALC892 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8 channels)
    Realtek ALC898 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-8 channels)
    Realtek ALC899 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-8 channels)
    Realtek ALC1150 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-8 channels)
  • VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT1818S codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8-channels)
  • VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT1828S codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8-channels)
  • VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT2020 codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8-channels)
  • Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD (supports HDMI 1.3a bit-stream lossless pass-through)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 Series graphics cards supporting lossless pass-through
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 Series graphics cards supporting lossless pass-through
  • Intel Core i3/i5/i7 with integrated audio and graphics

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.