CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for the Digital Home, announced that industry-leading PowerDVD 6 delivers its breakthrough DVD experience via audio features enhanced for the digital home.
PowerDVD 6 includes second-generation sound expansion technology CyberLink Multi-channel Environment Impression 2 (CLMEI-2), CyberLink Virtual Speaker (CLVS) and CyberLink Headphone (CLHP). These rich audio features ensure PowerDVD 6 users have the best range of options for enjoying audio on their PC.
All three CyberLink technologies support a complete range of audio sources, including MP3, Audio CD, VCD, DVD-Video and DVD-Audio.
PowerDVD 6 also features true home-theater audio playback using DolbyR Digital EX, support for the latest high-definition audio features on DVD-Audio and DVD-Video discs, and is the first DVD playback software to feature DolbyR Pro Logic IIx.
"PowerDVD has attained its leading technological position by consistently delivering the best audio experience possible for DVD playback on the PC," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "With PowerDVD 6, CyberLink supports a DVD audio experience that is so pure, crisp, and realistic it is better than going to the cinema."
CyberLink Multi-channel Environment Impression 2 (CLMEI-2)
CyberLink's second-generation audio-expansion technology offers two forms of processing: 2-channel to 4, 6, 7 or 8-channel audio expansion, and 6-channel to 4, 7 or 8 -channel audio expansion.
CLMEI-2 also offers expanded sound for 5.1-channel audio when played via a 4-speaker layout. Left and Right surround speaker audio is processed through CLMEI-2 to produce more surround sound fields, simulating additional speakers and a richer surround sound environment.
CyberLink Virtual Speaker (CLVS)
CyberLink Virtual Speaker incorporates a versatile set of digital signal processing technology, including cross-talk cancellation, reverberation and positioning, to let users perceive a highly convincing virtual surround sound effect. With three modes simulating living room, theatre, and stadium listening environments, CLVS enhances audio playback via notebook and desktop computer speakers.
CLVS gives notebook users richer and more satisfying audio playback, featuring broader directivity and a convincing multi-channel-like sound field, even via built-in stereo notebook speakers. Desktop computer users can also feel greater audio depth from a two-speaker setup.
CyberLink Headphone (CLHP)
CyberLink Headphone heightens the listening experience via standard stereo headphones, ensuring that users feel less fatigued with more natural omni-direction audio. CLHP is therefore a perfect solution for watching DVDs via a notebook computer.
CLHP produces a 3D audio sensation by utilizing CyberLink's reverberation and audio positioning technology to convert a multi-channel signal into an enveloping sound. Audio positioning accurately converts the input audio, channel by channel, into a simulated surround speaker setting. Reverberation generates the sensation that sound is arriving from an external source and not from inside the listener's head. CLHP also features three simulated environments, including living room, theatre, and stadium.