New PowerDVD software has some Blu-ray improvements

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Updates - CyberLink PowerDVD - Movie Playback

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For PowerDVD 8 Ultra retail and online purchase versions only.

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Improved features: [/FONT]
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  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    [*]Enhances disc loading time for Blu-ray Discs.
    [*]Reduces memory consumption.
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[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Issues fixed in this release: [/FONT] [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    [*]Blu-ray Disc region code can only be changed by an Administrator account.
    [*]Cannot enable hardware acceleration during H.264 playback.
    [*]Cannot output LPCM when speaker environment changed to SPDIF.
    [*]No functions available for the Top Menu/Menu buttons of the CyberLink remote control.
    [*]The fade in/out function is abnormal when audio objects overlap in Movie Remix room.
    [*]Choppy sound and noise when overlapping fade-in for audio objects in Movie Remix room.
    [*]The Movie Remix tour does not work without a Flash player.
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[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Limitations:[/FONT] [/FONT]
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    [*]Does not support Intel G33/G35 during Blu-ray Disc playback.
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Press Archive - CyberLink Partners with Realtek to Showcase Lossless HD Audio Playback with Copy Protection Technology

Taipei, TaiwanJune 05, 2008—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today its joint demonstration with leading
IC design house Realtek Semiconductor Corp. to incorporate Realtek's high-performance ALC889 audio codec within PowerDVD, delivering exceptional high-definition audio playback at 192kHz/24bit. The collaboration is being showcased at CyberLink's suite, Grand Hyatt suite 1030, 1031, and 1032 during Computex 2008, June 3rd – 7th.
CyberLink PowerDVD, featuring support for the latest HD audio and video standards and formats, allows the playback of high-definition movie content with superb audio and video quality on the PC. PowerDVD is now able to deliver 192kHz/24bit high-definition audio through the embedded Realtek HDA ALC889 Codec, which protects content while still allowing full-rate audio enjoyment of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

Key features in PowerDVD include:
  • Playback of high-definition AVCHD standards and Blu-ray Discs.
  • High-definition audiofor unmatched clarity and purity through high-definition, 7.1-channel home-entertainment systems, and on notebook PCs.
  • Support for next-generation disc features, like Picture-in-Picture movie mode, networking, interactive BD-J, bookmarks, and advanced disc navigation.
  • Optimized performance for playing high-definition video content using graphics cards featuring NVIDIA PureVideo, ATI Avivo, and Intel Clear Video technologies.
"We see high-definition audio being the inevitable trend for matching up with HD video for delivering a true digital home entertainment," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "For realizing the HD audio implementation on consumer PCs, CyberLink is pleased to partner with Realtek at Computex to feature HD audio codec technology within CyberLink's award-winning playback software PowerDVD, which will ensure enjoyment of full, uncompressed content-protection audio experience."
 

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