CyberLink PowerDVD certified for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback

Dec 03 2016

We haven't heard much from CyberLink about PowerDVD in a while, and I guess it made sense because there really wasn't much going on with the player, or space. That has changed however, with PowerDVD becoming the first PC player for Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. This is welcome news on two fronts. First, the HTPC as the best universal player dream is still alive, and second Ultra HD Blu-ray drives for the PC have to be coming to market soon.

 

CyberLink PowerDVD World’s First Software Player Certified for Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Playback

 

New UHD Blu-ray format delivers the best 4K picture and sound quality available

Taipei, TaiwanDecember 1, 2016 — CyberLink Corp.(5203.TW),today announced that its flagship media player, PowerDVD, achieved certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) for the playback of Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs. PowerDVD is the world’s first and only software player to pass the BD-ROM 4.0 PC Application Software License process, continuing CyberLink’s long tradition of industry leadership in multimedia playback.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format delivers unmatched 4K content, offering not only a significantly larger 3840x2160 resolution, but also a greatly expanded color range, provision of both high dynamic range and high-frame rate (up to 60fps) content, and support for the latest object-based immersive sound formats.

“With more than 300 million copies sold, PowerDVD is the definitive standard for media players, providing customers with the ultimate in home entertainment for the last 15 years” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. “Today’s Ultra HD Blu-ray certification means we can once again bring our customers the very latest in video and audio technology, ensuring they can enjoy the ultimate 4K experience.” 

PowerDVD Availability
PowerDVD is available today from the CyberLink Online Store and from retail outlets worldwide. Versions of PowerDVD supporting Ultra HD Blu-ray will be available from early 2017. 

Manufacturing partners interested in Ultra HD Blu-ray support, please contact: Contact_OEM_Sales@cyberlink.com

About CyberLink
CyberLink (5203.TW) is a world leader in multimedia software design. Since 1996, CyberLink has transformed how people enjoy and create media on PCs, mobile devices and in the Cloud. The company’s award-winning products are sold to all major PC manufacturers as well as millions of customers worldwide. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, CyberLink also runs regional operations through offices in the US, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific territories. Further information about CyberLink can be found at cyberlink.com.

Comments

Now the big question, will this be limited to Windows 10, or will it work on Windows 7 or 8.1 ?

Would nice to have a 4K plugin for WMC...

Almost certianly just Windows 10.

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