BD Zone – All you need to know of Advanced Blu-ray Disc Features
Many Blu-ray Discs now offer what is called "BonusView" content, such as commentaries from cast and crew, extra audio features, and other bonus material. These features are delivered using technologies defined under Profiles 1.1 and 2.0 of the Blu-ray Disc specifications.
PowerDVD and Advanced Blu-ray Disc Features
PowerDVD offers a seemless experience for accessing BonusView features on your PC. What's more, certification for support of BD-Live content ensures that you can handle Internet-connected Blu-ray Disc activities, such as multiplayer gaming, e-commerce, the downloading of movie trailers and subtitles, as well as social networking.
PowerDVD Supports the Latest HD Graphics Cards
The playing of multiple streams of video content requires powerful processing technology.
Today, many graphics cards can handle the decoding of two streams of video content at the same time. CyberLink has been working with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA, to ensure PowerDVD's compatibility with these latest graphics cards.
PowerDVD leverages the full power of your graphics hardware to achieve better results for resource-intensive features like Picture-in-Picture content. The result is superb playback quality for high-definition video and advanced Blu-ray Disc features, and a reduced loading on your PC's own system resources.
PowerDVD's support for advanced Blu-ray Disc content turns your PC into an entertainment system even more powerful than a home Blu-ray Disc player. But is your PC ready? Download the BD & 3D Advisor to find out right away.
CyberLink BD & 3D Advisor
Advanced Blu-ray Disc features, such as Picture-in-Picture content, place a heavy demand on your PC resources. CyberLink BD & 3D Advisor tests that your system hardware and software are able to deliver the kind of experience you expect to get. After anaylzing your system, BD & 3D Advisor provides helpful upgrade suggestions as needed, to ensure that you get the most from your Blu-ray Discs.
Testing for Basic Blu-ray Disc features
Basic features include your high-definition movie and navigation controls. They are defined by the BD specifications Profile 1.0. BD &3D Advisor tests that your system is able to support these features and provides recommendations for upgrading your PC to make sure that you do.
BD & 3D Advisor analyzes your:
Testing for Advanced Blu-ray Disc features
Advanced features are defined by the BD specifications Profile 1.1 and 2.0. Picture-in-Picture content can include two high-definition video streams or one high-definition and one standard-definition stream. BD & 3D Advisor tests if your system can support Picture-in-Picture content by testing for Dual DxVA support as well as network connectivity.
BD & 3D Advisor also tests for:
As multiple streams of high-definition content require a lot of processing grunt, you may feel that your system is already adequate and that support for basic Blu-ray Disc features is enough. Whether or not you want to upgrade to enable advanced BonusView content, BD & 3D Advisor now lets you make an educated decision.
An Expanding Range of Advanced Blu-ray Disc Content
There is an expanding list of movie titles offering BonusView content, including:
- National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (PiP), Disney
- Sunshine (PiP), FOX
- AVP Requiem (PiP), FOX
- War (PiP), Lionsgate
- V For Vendetta (PiP), Warner Bros
- Neues Vom Wixxer (PiP), Universal
- Resident Evil: Extinction (PiP), SONY
- The 6th Day (BD-Live), SONY
- Walk Hard (BD-Live), SONY