CyberLink announced its flagship product, CyberLink PowerDVD, is the world's first
DVD software to support Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) on the PC.
Users will now be able to watch their CPRM-standard discs on their computers using
Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) is a hardware technology designed to
enforce "copy-once only" restrictions. Through built-in mechanisms on the storage
media users are prevented from further disc copying.
As awareness increases for the protection of recorded media, PowerDVD offers a
legitimate means to play CPRM-standard discs on their PCs, while protecting the
rights of content owners through the prevention of repeated duplication.
Copy-once programs and CPRM are already common among DVD/HDD recorders in Japan.
Until now, discs recorded to the CPRM standard could only be played on the original
consumer DVD recorder (standalone DVD player) used to create the disc, and were not
able to be played on a PC. CyberLink solves this problem by delivering the world's
first solution for playing CPRM media discs on a computer. PowerDVD allows greater
flexibility while preventing unauthorized use of copyright and is currently the only
DVD solution that supports CPRM on the PC.