CyberLink enriches the high-definition movie experience with brand new PowerDVD 8, featuring support for interactive Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD features, home theater audio formats, and video file formats. New features let users extend the movie experience by building a database of movie info and trivia, writing movie reviews, rating their favorite movies, and creating movie remixes. A newly released web site dedicated to PowerDVD users allows the meeting and making of friends, and the sharing of movie information that can be synchronized with a user's own version of PowerDVD.
No. 1 DVD Experience on the PC now delivers New Dimensions in Movie Entertainment
* Indulge in the extreme quality of high-definition movies
* Explore high-definition Blu-ray Disc movies
* Remix your movies: create new stories to watch and share
* Build your own movie collection; write personal reviews
* Share a love of movies with new friends on MoovieLive.com
Enjoy High-Definition Movies
PowerDVD delivers award-winning playback quality for movies on the PC.
* High-definition movie content - The best video quality out there, with support for video formats like AVCHD and Blu-ray Discs.
* Advanced video technologies - See the beauty in each shot of every scene with TrueTheater™ Technology.
* Home theater audio - Enjoy movies on the PC as if you are right at the cinema, with support for Dolby, DTS, and other home theater technologies.
* Smart DVD utilities - Save battery power on your notebook (See-it-All), move language subtitles (Read-it-Clearly), and auto loop a section of dialog (Say-it-Again), with PowerDVD's award winning DVD controls.
CyberLink PowerDVD 8 offers complete multi-channel (4/6/7/8), S/PDIF and HDMI sound device support, including (but not limited to) devices from Analog Devices, Aureal, Creative, Cirrus/Crystal, CMedia, ESS, Fortemedia, KCTech, Philips/VLSI, Realtek, IDT, SiS, TI, Yamaha, VIA, and any other sound device that supports the Microsoft WAVEFORMATEXTENSIBLE interface.
CyberLink PowerDVD 8 supports Microsoft DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) in display chips or integrated chipsets from Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, SiS, and VIA/S3. Acceleration functions include Entropy Decode, Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform, Hardware Motion Compensation and Subpicture Alpha Blending units.
CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is fully optimized for multimedia instruction sets, such as AMD 3D Now! Professional, Enhanced 3D Now!, 3DNow!, Intel Streaming SIMD Extensions 2/3/4 (SSE/2/3/4), MMX, the Hyper-Threading technology, dual-core and quar-core CPU supported.
CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is compatible with new DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+RW, DVD-Multi, DVD-Dual, DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drives, BD-ROM drives with IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, ATAPI, SCSI or CardBus interface, as long as the drive conforms to the SFF8090 command set and SBP-2 (if applicable).
CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is compatible with all Centrino, Socket 478, Socket 423, Socket 370, Slot 1, Socket A and Slot A chipsets from Intel, VIA, SiS, ALi, NVIDIA, and AMD. The features for hardware deinterlace and "Read it clearly" may need updated drivers to support them. If you find problems when using these features, please update your drivers to latest version and then try again.
CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is capable of high-definition audio decoding. However, due to the industries lack of common secure audio path technology, all protected audio content (eg. DVD-Audio, Blu-ray Disc) will force audio to be down-sampled to 48Khz/16bit output resolution. This constraint will be removed once an approved secure audio path is deployed for the PC ecosystem.
What's New in CyberLink PowerDVD 8:
* New! - Dolby Digital Plus*
* New! - Dolby TrueHD*
* New! - DTS-HD*
* DTS Neo:6 (Discrete, Matrix)*
* DTS 96/24**
* AAC 5.1 Channel support**
* Dolby Digital 5.1
* Dolby Digital EX**
* Dolby Pro Logic IIx**
* Dolby Headphone**
* Dolby Virtual Speaker**
* TrueTheater™ - Surround (Multi-channel Environment Impression Mode)
* TrueTheater™ - Surround (Virtual Speaker Mode)
* TrueTheater™ - Surround (Headphone Mode)
* MLP lossless**
* SRS TruSurroundXT**
* Pitch scaling technology
* Audio equalizer presets
* Audio visualizations
* Direct 96/24 output
* MP3, WAV
* New! - SMPTE VC-1 High-Definition Video*
* MPEG4 AVC (H.264) High-Definition Video**
* TrueTheater™ - Lighting (Adaptive lighting for video quality enhancement)
* TrueTheater™ - Stretch (Non-linear stretch technology)
* Video smart de-interlacing
* New! - BD-ROM (Blu-ray Disc) playback*
* New! - BD-RE (Blu-ray Disc) playback*
* VCPS for DVD+VR with content protection
* CPRM for DVD-VR with content protection**
* External subtitles
* DVD files (DVD-Video, DVD-VR, DVD+VR) from any folder in your hard drive
* New! - Movie Collection Support
* New! - Movie Remix
* New! - Integration with MoovieLive Service
* UPnP Support - Access your media from a Home Network**
* Say-It-Again - Automatically repeats the last movie scene
* See-It-All - Automatically speeds playback to show as much of the movie as possible
* Read-It-Clearly - Moves subtitles from the viewing screen
* - Available in Ultra Edition (Blu-ray Disc) only
** - Available in Deluxe version and Ultra Edition (Blu-ray Disc)