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Apr. 2, 2013
CyberLink Unveils PowerDVD 13: The World’s Most Popular Cross-Platform Multimedia Playback Solution

Newest version of industry standard media player offers industry most comprehensive options to enjoy media across all digital devices, includes support for 4K ultra HD, converts videos beyond Blu-ray quality, and is UltraViolet ready

Taipei, TaiwanApril 2, 2013CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today launched PowerDVD 13, the latest version of the market-leading media player for Blu-ray, 3D & HD content. With shipments of more than 100 million players annually, PowerDVD is the world’s pre-eminent movie and media player.

The world’s first and only cross-platform playback solution, PowerDVD 13 adds mobility to playback with support for leading tablets and smart phones. With improved TrueTheater enhancements, all content – even Blu-ray movies – can be enjoyed in a better-than original quality. New UltraViolet™ digital download support will provide cloud-based access to movies and TV shows in countries where the service becomes available. Offering unrivaled format support and instant startup, PowerDVD 13 meets all digital media’s user needs.

All New Movie Library enriches users’ movie collections
Better-than-original quality supports 4K playback PowerDVD 13, the world’s most popular cross-platform multimedia playback solution
Movie Library features cover art, online reviews and links to social media
Broad format support including MKV, AVCHD 2.0 & 4K playback
The world’s first and only cross-platform multimedia playback solution

“We are witnessing a stunning revolution in how people access, share and consume digital media. Throughout our long history, CyberLink has paced this revolution, and this newest version of PowerDVD radically changes the way consumers integrate, experience and control their multimedia universe.” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “PowerDVD 13 not only empowers people to take full advantage of the fast-changing mobile ecosystem, but our proprietary TrueTheater technology lets them enjoy all media at amazing, better-than-original quality.”

PowerDVD 13 Ultra comes with more than 60 new and enhanced features including new file playback in Cinema mode and CyberLink TrueTheater® enhancements that let users improve quality of videos, beyond HD and even Blu-ray. Highlighted new capabilities include:

  • Video Beyond HD - CyberLink’s unique TrueTheater HD delivers advanced edge, color and lighting enhancement technologies to take Blu-ray and HD digital movies well beyond their original quality. Consumers can now enjoy richer, sharper video, particularly on larger screens.
  • Speed and Responsiveness with Industry-Leading Startup Times – A new architecture and application optimization delivers the fastest, most responsive PowerDVD ever. Blu-ray movies now start up to 58% faster with CyberLink’s innovative BD-Live bypass option. Photo, video and music playback start instantly, eliminating the need for any other media player.
  • Universal player PowerDVD supports all popular video, audio, photo and music formats from discs or files, including new AVCHD 2.0, lossless APE audio, 4K and MKV, and comes with a new mini player mode for music.
  • Across Devices - In addition to Apple and, Android smartphones and tablets, PowerDVD Mobile is now available for Windows 8 tablets – the only multimedia software to support MKV and DTS playback under Windows 8. PowerDVD 13 users can stream and copy content seamlessly across connected devices on home networks.
  • All New Movie Library - The new dedicated Movie Library enriches users’ movie collections with key information such as cover art, plot synopses and reviews curated from leading entertainment websites as well as CyberLink’s popular online community, MoovieLive.com.
  • Additional enhancements - PowerDVD 13 comes with a wide range of new and improved technologies – all designed to enhance the playback experience including: High DPI mode; auto TV’s refresh rate for DVDs; enhanced DLNA compatibility; a new subtitle rendering engine; folder drag-and drop support for starting playback; new playback controls and much more.
  • Availability
    PowerDVD 13 is available today from the CyberLink online store in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese.

    Versions and Pricing
    PowerDVD 13 Ultra: US $99.95
    PowerDVD 13 Pro: US $79.95
    PowerDVD 13 Deluxe: US $54.95

    Upgrades from previous PowerDVD versions are available starting at $39.95

    PowerDVD Mobile and PowerDVD Remote can be found on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. PowerDVD Mobile for Windows 8 is available from the Windows Store.

    PowerDVD Mobile
    PowerDVD Mobile for Ultra (PowerDVD 13 Ultra users) FREE
    PowerDVD Mobile (PowerDVD 13 Pro/Deluxe version users) iOS/Android US $19.99
    PowerDVD Mobile (PowerDVD 13 Pro/ Deluxe version users) Windows 8 US $14.99

    PowerDVD Remote
    PowerDVD Remote FREE (for PowerDVD 13 users): FREE

    For more information, please visit www.cyberlink.com.

    About CyberLink
    Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. is the world’s leading multimedia software company. With over 100 patented technologies that provide a solid foundation on which to continuously revolutionize the way multimedia is experienced, CyberLink’s visionary outlook has allowed the company to grow rapidly. This ultimately led to a record-breaking IPO on the Taiwan Over-the-Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203) in 2000. CyberLink is currently listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW).

    CyberLink’s broad portfolio of multimedia applications can be categorized into two main areas: Media Entertainment – PowerDVD being the flagship product in this category, provides the latest in media playback on PCs, across devices in the home network, and on-the-go with portable smart devices; and Media Creation – offers a series of software to create enticing videos & photos, author Blu-ray & DVD discs and more. CyberLink has built strategic partnerships with leading CPU and GPU providers and a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners from top PC brands on the leading edge. CyberLink's worldwide headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan, with regional operations offices in North America, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has 700 employees worldwide, with more than 500 engineers in product design and development.


    Press Contacts:

    Corporate: Lily Liu at press@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +886-2-8667-1298, ext. 2269
    CyberLink Japan: Kazutaka Aiso at contact_pr_jpn@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +81-3-5875-6650
    CyberLink USA: Amy Peterson at cyberlink@famapr.com or by phone at 617-986-5026.
    Germany: Volker Maxisch at contact_pr_deu@cyberlink.com or by phone: +31-43-306-0797
    France: Hervé Delemarre at contact_pr_fr@cyberlink.com or by phone: +33 (0)1 41104111
    United Kingdom: Maggie Zaboura at contact_pr_uk@cyberlink.com or by phone: +44-1491-639-172

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