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CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 10 - The Universal Player to Upgrade All Your Media Experience to HD and 3D
Taipei, Taiwan—March 17, 2010—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected media lifestyle, today released CyberLink PowerDVD 10, an advanced universal media player for the PC that upgrades and delivers the best playback experience via a range of TrueTheater technologies.
Enabling Full HD and 3D Blu-ray playback, CyberLink PowerDVD 10 features TrueTheater 3D technology, upgrading the movie experience with 3D movie playback for DVD discs and video files. Meanwhile, the improved version of TrueTheater HD, optimized for the latest CPU/GPU acceleration technologies, enables the upscaling of both DVD movies and video files to HD.
With the initial release of PowerDVD 10, consumers will enjoy Full HD Blu-ray movies, plus the new media-enhancing features of CyberLink’s advanced suite of TrueTheater technologies: TrueTheater 3D, TrueTheater HD, TrueTheater Noise Reduction, and TrueTheater Stabilizer. What’s more, with a “Mark II” scheduled for release this summer, consumers can add Blu-ray 3D playback and 2D-to-3D video file conversion to their software. Mark II will be free for consumers who already purchased PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D.
Referring to PowerDVD 10 as a major milestone for CyberLink, Alice H. Chang, CyberLink CEO declared: "We’re not just talking about an incremental shift in quality; PowerDVD 10 represents a new era of media entertainment, offering the best 3D and HD experience you can enjoy on the PC."
"We’ve upgraded playback quality for video files and music too, turning PowerDVD 10 into a unique universal player that enhances the visual and auditory experience for all kinds of media," said Alice H. Chang.
"Video content is now accessible from numerous platforms, in all kinds of formats, and consumers are hoping to play it on a broader range of devices, including smart phones and games consoles," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "CyberLink MediaShow Espresso 5.5 takes the hassle out of converting content for playback by supporting both a broad spectrum of import formats and wide range of playback devices, while delivering extremely fast conversion times."
In addition to new playback features, PowerDVD 10 enables new online experiences, with more features for sharing movie reviews and live comments to social networks on Facebook, Twitter and MoovieLive.com.
CyberLink PowerDVD 10 offers the following high-performance features for enjoying movies on the PC:
Blu-ray Movies in 3D
- Brilliant Blu-ray 3D, including comprehensive support for various 3D playback hardware, ensures exceptional playback quality for the soon-to-be-released Blu-ray 3D format. (A free “Mark II” upgrade will be made available to existing PowerDVD 10 Ultra users to enable Blu-ray 3D features.)
- Improved optimization for Intel Core Family Processors, NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream, delivers smooth playback for high-definition content by leveraging the power of the latest hardware acceleration technology.
- Lossless HD audio, including support for HDMI 1.3a, offers pure 8-channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio via a single cable.
- Fast Blu-ray loading enables consumers to access their Blu-ray movies on the PC up to four times faster.
DVDs in 3D and HD
- Advanced Cyberlink TrueTheater 3D technology, lets consumers transform their existing 2D DVD content into a 3D experience.
- HD upscaling for DVDs, using CyberLink TrueTheater HD technology, sharpens the image quality of standard definition content for playback on high-definition TVs and monitors.
Enhanced Videos and Music
- Quality-enhancing TrueTheater Technology for videos improves the playback experience for video files, including real-time correction of home movies using TrueTheater Stabilizer and TrueTheater Noise Reduction. PowerDVD also includes TrueTheater HD, TrueTheater Motion, and TrueTheater Lighting for upscaling and enhancing video files too.
- TrueTheater Surround for music allows PowerDVD users to customize their playback experience according to their home theater hardware and personal taste, with a range of settings for optimizing audio playback.
- Extensive file format support enables playback of even more movie types, including QT, MOV, RM, RMVB, FLV, MKV, and 3GPP, and support for subtitle formats including smi, ass, ssa, psb, srt and sub.
- Refreshed universal player interface integrates access to movies, videos and music files, without compromising the traditional simplicity of the PowerDVD interface design.
- Playlist features allow consumers to easily create video and music playlists of their favorite media.
Movie Reviews and Live Comments
- MovieMarks offer a brand new way for PowerDVD users to bookmark, write and share movie reviews, by adding comments and descriptions to bookmarks of key movie scenes.
- Sharing MovieMarks on MoovieLive.com is a new feature allowing reviewers to upload their reviews to PowerDVD’s online community MoovieLive.com. MovieMarks can be downloaded and shared.
- Short Comments allow users to post live updates to Facebook, Twitter and MoovieLive.com as they are watching their movie.
- PowerDVD Movie Page provides direct access to the latest content on MoovieLive.com, with links to recent movie reviews, trailers, and product tutorials, more in-depth movie information, and the ability to post live comments to Twitter and Facebook.
Support for Windows 7
- Touch support allows users to navigate features by touch, including their Movie Collection via PowerDVD’s FancyView interface.
- Ambient Light support offers compatibility with hardware featuring the power-saving feature of the latest notebooks.
- Support for Windows 7 music library features enables easy creation of music playlists and track management directly from within PowerDVD 10.
Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 is now available online, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. Boxed versions will be available soon in retail stores worldwide. CyberLink also offers OEM versions to PC and peripheral manufacturing customers.
- CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D at $99.95
- CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Deluxe at $69.95
- CyberLink PowerDVD 10 (Standard) at $49.95
Note: Consumers who have purchased PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D can upgrade their software for free to enable Blu-ray 3D playback and 3D video file playback. Available this summer.
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs through the use of video editing software, DVD player software, and other multimedia solutions. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics-card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs, digital home entertainment, TV-on-PC and human resource development. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is located in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at www.cyberlink.com.
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