Taipei, Taiwan----November 5, 2001----CyberLink Corp., a leading software developer of digital video and streaming multimedia applications, today proudly announces the coming availability of PowerDVD XP 4.0, the latest version of its world-acclaimed DVD playback software application for the PC. This new version of PowerDVD boasts an impressive list of new features that allow the PC to thrill the senses with an unparalleled, rich audio video experience. New features in PowerDVD XP 4.0 include:
DTS Digital Surround Decoder
· Dolby Pro Logic II Decoder
· SRS TruSurround XT Technology
· Multi-Channel MP3 Technology
· Virtual Speakers Setting
· LFE (Bass) Mixer
· Dynamic Range Control
Minimized Skin Technology
· Mouse Scrolling Settings
· Enhanced Tool Bar Navigator
· Bookmark Import/Export
· Auto-Resume Playback
· Adjustable Contrast & Saturation
· Enhanced Screen Capture
Moving forward in the award-winning tradition of PowerDVD 3.0, the winner of over 18 Editor's Choice awards, PowerDVD XP 4.0 maximizes the enjoyment of video and audio entertainment on the PC by providing the latest breakthrough technologies in rich DVD playback. With new advanced customizable options and added navigation features, breakthrough enhancements to the previous version's already true-to-life video and high fidelity audio playback, plus unparalleled, wide-ranging format support and certification; PowerDVD XP 4.0 delivers the premier DVD experience on the PC.
"PowerDVD XP 4.0 is the ideal universal video audio player for the PC due to its rich support all DVD formats, as well as Video or Audio CDs, and various multimedia file formats including MP3s," states Alex Weng, Senior Product Manager of CyberLink Corp. "With PowerDVD XP 4.0, users will be a be able to enjoy a rich, video audio experience on their PC that rivals any hardware DVD solution and allows greater flexibility than a set-top based home theatre system."
Video Audio Player
PowerDVD XP 4.0 is built to be fully compliant with the latest file and disc media formats, and can playback various formats including DVD Video, DVD Video Recording, cDVD, cdDVD, miniDVD, SuperVCD, Video CD 2.0, Audio CD and even DVD file sets on hard disk drives. Further illustrating its industry leading compatibility, PowerDVD XP 4.0 features the Designed for Windows XP logo, is Microsoft WHQL certified for Direct X Video Acceleration and is compatible with new DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+RW and CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drives.
Best Features to Enjoy DVDs
DVD fans looking to further explore the interactivity of DVD titles can take hold of the many new advanced fully customizable features in the new PowerDVD XP 4.0. Navigation of DVD titles during playback is accessed through the customizable tool bar navigator, or from either a full sized user interface or minimized version that is ideal for MP3 playback. Users can also customize the scroll functions of their mouse to directly perform functions such as forward/backward speed shuttle selection, forward/backward scanning, previous/next chapter and volume adjustment. Additionally, PowerDVD XP 4.0 has improved the simple-to-use express menu and has added import/export capabilities to the bookmark function, as well as offering a new on screen display showing current title position, dynamically measured video bit rate, channel information and audio bit rate information.
PowerDVD XP 4.0 exceeds other programs in video decoding performance by providing users with superior image quality and unrivaled flexibility to meet individual viewing preferences and different hardware of any PC system with a 350 MHz CPU or above. PowerDVD XP now provides the option for users to select pre-set video profiles (Default, Vivid, Bright or Theater) or directly adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation settings in the configuration menu. Furthermore, the newly enhanced screen capture function allows users to snapshot images from video in the original DVD size or user-adjusted size and with high quality.
Whether your PC is equipped with a home theatre system with up to 6 speakers, a standard pair of PC speakers or regular stereo headphones, the following features in PowerDVD XP deliver a true to life audio experience with playback of your favorite music and movie titles. The many new audio features in PowerDVD XP 4.0 provide incredible multi-channel or virtual surround sound playback support for DTS Digital Surround encoded titles as well as Dolby Digital multi-channel audio. Users with a multi-channel sound card and speaker set can also enjoy the benefits of discrete 4/6-channel output from any 2-channel audio encoded music or movie title by way of PowerDVD XP 4.0's advanced Dolby Pro Logic II Decoder and Multi-Channel MP3 technology. Additionally, PowerDVD XP 4.0 users also have the option of experiencing virtual surround sound from just 2 speakers with SRS TruSurround XT or over standard stereo headphones with Dolby Headphone technology.
PowerDVD XP 4.0 will be available in retail and OEM bundled versions on November 12, 2001. For up to date official information on PowerDVD XP 4.0 please visit the CyberLink Web site at: http://www.cyberlink.com/store/powerdvd/buy.html
CyberLink software provides the best hardware compatibility, efficient engineering support and a variety of localization selections to fully support OEM clients and Independent Hardware Vendors. The followng are the different versions of PowerDVD XP 4.0:
· PowerDVD XP Deluxe (Available for Retail): This is a complete version of PowerDVD XP with all available video, audio and navigational features included. DTS Digital Surround Decoder and SRS TruSurround XT are included as premium audio features in the Deluxe version.
· PowerDVD XP Standard (Available for Retail): This version offers all of PowerDVD XP features, but only Dolby Digital (multi-channel output), Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic II audio capabilities. DTS Digital Surround Decoder and SRS TruSurround XT are not included in the Standard version.
PowerDVD Basic (Available for OEM only): This version offers all of PowerDVD
XP features, but only 2-channel audio output (Dolby Digital, MPEG-Audio, LPCM).
Additional audio features can be purchased.
Founded in 1995, CyberLink Corp. is a world leader and pioneer in bringing advanced digital video and audio software products to market. The products are categorized into two major lines: Digital Video Entertainment and E-Training Solutions. Digital Video Entertainment products focus on providing video/audio playback and recording capabilities on the personal computer. These award-winning software applications are ideal solutions for turning today's mainstream computers into powerful home theaters and digital video centers. The company's E-Training Solutions offer breakthrough technologies to stream and manage high-quality, media-rich contents over corporate intranets or the Internet. As a result of the company's solid growth and profitability, CyberLink became a public company in October of 2000 and is listed on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region including Japan. CyberLink's worldwide headquarters are in Taipei and its Web site is located at www.cyberlink.com.
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