CyberLink today released CyberLink PowerDVD 10, a universal media player for the PC that supports playback of Blu-ray 3D content as well as Cyberlink's 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.
CyberLink's suite of TrueTheater technologies includes 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 users who already purchased PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D.
In addition to new playback features, PowerDVD 10 offers features for sharing movie reviews and live comments to social networks on Facebook, Twitter and MoovieLive.com.
CyberLink PowerDVD 10 offers the following features for enjoying movies on the PC:
Blu-ray Movies in 3D
- Blu-ray 3D, including support for various 3D playback hardware, ensures high playback quality for the soon-to-be-released Blu-ray 3D format.
- Optimized for for Intel Core Family Processors, NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream
- Lossless HD audio, including support for HDMI 1.3a, offers 8-channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio via a single cable.
- Fast Blu-ray loading
DVDs in 3D and HD
- Cyberlink TrueTheater 3D technology lets users transform their existing 2D DVD content into 3D.
- 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 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.
- Wide 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 users to create video and music playlists of their favorite media.
Movie Reviews and Live Comments
- MovieMarks offer a 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, 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 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 PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D at $99.95
- CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Deluxe at $69.95
- CyberLink PowerDVD 10 (Standard) at $49.95
Upgrade versions for previous PowerDVD versions are available starting at $29.95
Users who have purchased PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D can upgrade their software for free to enable Blu-ray 3D playback and 3D video file playback. Thsi option will be available this summer, Cyberlink said.