CyberLink has released PowerDVD 17, the latest version of its flagship movie and media player for Windows PCs, designed to provide playback for all types of digital media, from physical movie discs and video files to photos and music.
PowerDVD 17 adds support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets to bring virtual reality content front and center for users, along with innovations in 360 video playback.
PowerDVD 17 is also the first software player to be certified by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) for the playback of new Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs. The Ultra HD Blu-ray format delivers 4K content, offering significantly a greatly expanded color range, high dynamic range (HDR) content, and support for the latest sound formats.
PowerDVD 17 also introduces HDR10 support, along with new TrueTheater HDR technology that emulates HDR video using standard footage, enabling consumers to experience the full potential of their HDR TVs across their entire video library.
PowerDVD offers both subscription and perpetual licenses. The PowerDVD Live is available in annual and quarterly subscription options. Lifetime licenses are available for three versions of PowerDVD 17.
- PowerDVD Live: US$44.99/12 month or US $14.99/3 month subscription
- PowerDVD 17 Ultra: US$99.95
- PowerDVD 17 Pro: US$79.95
- PowerDVD 17 Standard: US$59.95
Upgrades from previous PowerDVD versions are available starting at $49.95