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CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Ultra Media Player Software

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Product Highlights
  • Media Player & Media Management Software
  • Windows Compatible
  • Plays Blu-Rays and DVDs in HD and 3D
  • Plays DVDs and MPEG-2 Files on Windows 8
  • Plays Downloaded Videos in HD Formats
  • Upscales to HD and 3D
  • 4K Video Playback
  • DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Audio
  • Displays Photos in Animated Slideshows
  • Organizes Music Playlists

Cyberlink's PowerDVD 12 Ultra Media Player Software is a media player and media management software with a comprehensive focus on movies, videos, photos, music and social media. And within all these categories, PowerDVD is highly quality-oriented, featuring functions that either support or upscale to HD and 3D image quality and that deliver surround sound audio quality.

The Ultra version is the most feature-rich of the three PowerDVD versions. It differs from the one right under it with additionally the following:

Plays content with DTCP-IP protection
Finds and plays to other network devices (DLNA DMC)
Streams from devices to PowerDVD (DLNA DMR)
Free PowerDVD Mobile download for Windows 8 Tablet
Free PowerDVD Mobile download for iPhone / iPad
Free PowerDVD Mobile download for Android
PowerDVD Remote feature for iOS/ Android
7.1 ch Dolby TrueHD support
7.1 ch DTS-HD support
5.1 ch AAC Decoding

What's New in PowerDVD 12 Ultra?
  • Blu-Ray 2D to 3D with TrueTheater
  • New Format support
  • 7digital Music Store
  • Better YouTube support
  • Instant Seek
  • Instant View
  • Instant Zoom
  • Instant Scale
  • Smart Media Library
  • Smart Sync with Android and Blackberry
  • Smart Convert with auto profile detection
  • PowerDVD Remote
  • DLNA Controller and Receiver
HD & 3D Movie Entertainment
Enjoy Blu-Ray and DVD movies in HD and 3D with high quality DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 channel surround sound.

Play All Your Download Videos
PowerDVD 12 Ultra supports all major HD video formats. Whether AVCHD, MKV, FLV, MPEG-4 or MOV videos, you can play them all. You can even play back 3D videos such as MVC 3D or MK3D. 12 Ultra also supports multi-language subtitles in .srt formats.

Watch Movies and Videos in HD and 3D
With PowerDVD's award-winning TrueTheater technology, you can upscale your DVDs to HD quality or turn all your 2D videos or movies to 3D, including Blu-Ray, DVD, videos or even YouTube content.

Blu-Ray & DVD Movies
12 Ultra delivers smooth Blu-Ray and DVD playback using optimization for leading CPU/GPU technologies including 2nd generation Intel Core processors, AMD and NVIDIA.

Blu-Ray 3D
12 Ultra displays high-definition 3D with bright and clear images.

4K Video Playback
12 Ultra supports 4K Ultra HD video playback. 4K video is 4 times higher in resolution compared to 1080p full HD quality.

HD Audio for Your HD Movies
Match your visual experience with the best audio available. Experience crisp audio with lossless pass-through for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Support for HDMI 1.4 allows simultaneous transfer of multi-channel high-definition audio using one hassle-free cable.

Dolby Headphone Technology
Plug in your headphones and experience surround sound with Dolby Headphone technology, even when you're on the move and not in a living room.
Photos & Music
12 Ultra features all-out support for photo and music management as it does with movies.

View Photos in Animated Slideshows
With 12 Ultra, not only can you view photos stored on your PC, smart device or DLNA server, but you can also check out images from Facebook and Flickr, and enjoy RAW format support for your DSLR cameras. If you're a fan of animated photo slideshows, PowerDVD 12 will play both 2D and 3D slideshows at the click of a button.

Music Playlists & Lossless Audio
PowerDVD 12 can sort music by title, album, artist, genre, length or size. You can create easy-to-make playlists in lossless audio with new OGG and FLAC support. And you can download over 17 million DRM-free songs from the 7-digital online music store.
Social & Community
PowerDVD is highly-oriented towards social media and enhancing the social media experience for film enthusiasts.

Complete Youtube Experience
Enjoy YouTube all in one player. Easily browse your videos and everyone else's, watch YouTube 3D native videos in 3D, real-time convert 2D videos to 3D and upload to YouTube 3D, create YouTube playlist, and interact with subscribers.

Social Media
You can access all your favorite social media directly from 12 Ultra.

Share and Download Your Social Network Media
You can publish your videos and photos to your social network accounts and share them with your friends, right from 12 Ultra.

Social Network Media in HD and 3D
Convert your 2D YouTube videos and Facebook and Flickr photos into 3D. 12 Ultra also supports native 3D content playback from YouTube.

MoovieLive.com
MoovieLive.com is designed for the cinema enthusiast. Explore all you want to know about movies and actors. 12 Ultra integrates MoovieLive information. You can easily find information, read or watch reviews, watch trailers, sync your movie collection to web services, rate movies and post reviews to your Facebook wall.
Enhance Your Windows 8 Experience
With Windows 8's Windows Media Player no longer supporting DVD playback and MPEG-2 videos, you can use PowerDVD to serve as the alternative solution.

Play MPEG-2 and All HD Videos
12 Ultra supports the most popular HD video formats, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or MKV, that you can freely watch on your Windows 8 PC without converting to a different codec. 12 Ultra also plays back DVDs and even upscales them to HD quality with TrueTheater technology.
TrueTheater: Upscale to HD and 3D Quality
With PowerDVD's TrueTheater technology, you can enhance your videos and photos to best quality, upscaling even from 2D to 3D.

TrueTheater HD
TrueTheater HD gives standard definition DVD and video images the look and feel of true high-definition via resolution upscaling from 480 pixels to 1080 pixels, eliminating jagged edges and distracting video artifacts.

TrueTheater Motion
TrueTheater Motion up-converts the frame-rate of DVD movies and videos to 60/72 frames per second for smoother-looking video playback and fluid action sequences.

TrueTheater Lighting
TrueTheater Lighting intelligently adapts video colors, contrast and brightness across movie scenes to deliver superb colors and improve image detail for an enhanced viewing experience.

TrueTheater Stabilizer
TrueTheater Stabilizer minimizes the shakiness of your movies and videos, delivering a smooth and steady video playback quality.

TrueTheater Denoise
TrueTheater Denoise removes blocky or pixilated effects in dark scenes to improve playback quality of videos and photos.

TrueTheater 3D
TrueTheater 3D turns 2D Blu-Ray movies into 3D in real time. You can even convert 2D photos and videos into 3D slideshows.
Browse and Search
The Smart Media Library feature lets you browse your media in grid view, list view or album view, and also allows you to create playlists, rate your favorite media content, and find your media by folder, album, artist or genre. You can also use Smart Search to find media from your Smart Library using specific keywords.

Instant Scale
When viewing your media library in Grid view, you can adjust the sizes of thumbnails to the most comfortable sizes.

Instant View
Mouse over the folder thumbnail, then use the scroll bar to quickly browse through photos and videos within the folder without opening it.

Instant Zoom
Zoom in up to 4x for extreme close-ups of portions of videos or movie scenes during playback.

Instant Seek
Lightning fast scene location within your movies using CyberLink preview optimization technology.

Movie Marks
Bookmark your favorite scenes. Hit the bookmark tag, leave a comment and go back to the exact spot later.

Classic Mode
Browse and enjoy your media content with informative and feature-rich Classic Mode.

Cinema Mode
Remote control-friendly Cinema Mode for large screens, fully integrated with Window 7's Media Center.

PowerDVD Remote
Use your iOS or Android smartphone as the remote control and wireless mouse pad and keyboard of your PowerDVD.
Media throughout Your Home Network
Plays media from 12 Ultra on your DLNA TVs, DLNA players, iPhones, iPads and Android devices without the hassle of moving files around.

Play from Anywhere
12 Ultra, as a Media Player, brings all media content from any device connected in the home network together to play in the best quality with TrueTheater.

Share to Any Device
12 Ultra, as a Media Server, can stream videos, photos and music from your PC to other DLNA-compliant devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Find and Play Content
12 Ultra, as a Media Controller, can search out and find content on servers and play it on other screens.

Play Media from Other Devices
Media receivers, like TVs, stereos and mobile devices can playback media from PowerDVD throughout your home environment.
PowerDVD Mobile for iOS and Android
PowerDVD Mobile apps come as free downloads to PowerDVD users. These apps are perfect companions to PowerDVD 12 Ultra, letting you access all of your PowerDVD media on the go.
Format Support Movies:
BD-R 1.1/BD-RE 2.1, BD-R 2.0/BD-RE 3.0, BDROM 2.2, BD-J, BDROM Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), BDROM Profile 2.0 (BD-Live), BDROM Profile 5.0 (BD 3D), AVCREC, AVCHD, DVD-Video, DVD-VR, DVD+VR, VCPS, VCD, SVCD, CD

Videos:
264, 26L, 3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, ASF, AVC, AVI, BSF, DAT, DIV, DIVX, DVR-MS, FLV, H264, JSV, JVT, M1V, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M2V, M4V, MK3D, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MP4V, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV, MTS, MVC, QT, TIVO, TOD, TP, TPD, TRP, TS, TTS, VC1, VOB, VRO, WM, WMV, WTV (only supported in Windows 7 and Vista with OEM TV Feature Pack)

Photos:
BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, MPO, JPS, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, KDC, MEF, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F

Music:
AAC, AC3, ADTS, AOB, DTS, FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP2, MP3, MPA, OGG, RMI, WAV, WMA
Transcoding Format Support Videos:
264, H264, MTS, M2TS, MOD, MP4, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPG2, MPEG2, MOD, TOD, TP, TRP, TS, TTS, TPD, VOB, WMV, WTV, DVR-MS

Music:
MP3, WMV, WAV

Minimum System Requirements for Transcoded Streaming to Tablets:
Intel Core2 Duo CPU 4500 @ 2.20 GHz
2 GB RAM

Source File Bitrate Limitations on Transcoding:
PowerDVD 12 transcoding is limited to the following source file bitrates --
MPEG2 PS: bitrate higher than 25 Mbps
MPEG2 TS H.264 + MPEG2 audio: bitrate higher than 11 Mbps
MPEG2 TS H.264 + AAC audio: bitrate higher than 11 Mbps
WMV: bitrate higher than 11 Mbps
DLNA Specifications Digital Media Server (DMS):
To store content for sharing with other DLNA players and receivers
Digital Media Player (DMP):
For playback of media
Digital Media Controller (DMC):
To find content on Digital Media Servers for playback on Digital Media Receivers (DMR)
Digital Media Receiver (DMR):
For playback of content received from a Digital Media Controller
Hardware Support for Blu-Ray 3D and TrueTheater 3D New 3D technologies require additional hardware to view 3D movie content:

HDMI 1.4 enabled 3DTV --
Eye wear: active shutter glasses
Supported graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 series
Integrated graphics: 2nd generation Intel Core processors

NVIDIA 3D Vision --
NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit + 3D Vision-Ready Display + 3D Vision Compatible NVIDIA graphics card are required

120Hz frame-sequential 3D LCD (NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready) --
Native format: 120 fps left and right
Eye wear: active shutter glasses (NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit)
Supported hardware: Asus G51J-SZ028V, Acer GD245HQ, Acer GD235HZ

3D Polarizer LCD --
Native format: row-interleaved
Eye wear: polarized glasses
Supported hardware: Zalman ZM-M220W, Acer 5738DG notebook

3D Ready HDTV (DLP) --
Native format: checkerboard
Eye wear: active shutter glasses
Supported hardware: Mitsubishi 1080p DLP HDTV, Samsung 3D Ready DLP HDTV
HD Audio Compatible Sound Card and Codec List Realtek ALC679X:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 2-6 channels
Realtek ALC898:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 2-8 channels
Realtek ALC899:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 2-8 channels
Realtek ALC672:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 2-6 channels
Realtek ALC885:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 2-channels or 96 kHz / 24 bit 4-8 channels
Realtek ALC889:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 2-channels or 96 kHz / 24 bit 4-8 channels
Realtek ALC669:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 6 channels
Realtek ALC670:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 6 channels
Realtek ALC892:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 8 channels
VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT1818S codec:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 8-channels
VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT1828S codec:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 8-channels
VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT2020 codec:
Support up to 192 kHz / 24 bit 8-channels
Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD:
Supports HDMI 1.3a bit-stream lossless pass-through
AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards supporting lossless pass-through
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series graphics cards supporting lossless pass-through
Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 with integrated audio and graphics
System Requirements Requirements vary depending on the movie content you are watching.

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP SP3 (Windows XP Service Pack 3 is required)

Processor (CPU)
Blu-Ray Disc playback:
Pentium 4 541 (3.2 GHz), Athlon 64 X2 3800+, AMD Fusion E-series & C-series or above
TrueTheater 3D playback:
Pentium D 950 (3.0 GHz), AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or above
DVD playback:
Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8 GHz), AMD Fusion E-series & C-series or above

Graphics Processor (GPU)
Blu-Ray Disc playback:
Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT or above
TrueTheater 3D playback:
Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or above
DVD playback:
AGP or PCI Express graphic accelerator supporting DirectX 9.0 or above
Blu-Ray 3D with Hardware Acceleration:
Intel Graphic Media Accelerator HD (Intel Core i3/i5), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series and GeForce GT 240/320/330/340, AMD Radeon HD 6000 and 6000M series with UVD 3 support
Blu-Ray 3D without Hardware Acceleration:
Intel G45, AMD Radeon HD2400, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT or above

Graphics card driver updates to the latest version are strongly recommended. 3D display devices are required for TrueTheater 3D playback. To support NVIDIA CUDA optimization for TrueTheater HD technology, your system must use GeForce 9500 GT graphics or above. To Support AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing for TrueTheater HD technology, your system must use AMD Radeon HD 4800, 5700, 5800 or 6800 series.

Memory
Blu-Ray Disc playback (including Blu-Ray 3D):
2 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 1 GB required for Windows XP
DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback:
1 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 512 MB required for Windows XP
Hard Disk Space:
300 MB for product installation

Display Device
For Blu-Ray titles with AACS and DVD titles with CPRM playback:
PowerDVD 12 Ultra only allows output to display devices using DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connector in order to be compliant with copy protection (HDCP)
For other DVD and Blu-Ray Disc playback:
HDCP compliant display for digital output / TV or computer monitor for analog output
TrueTheater 3D playback:
3D display and 3D glasses required / HDCP compliant display for digital output / TV or computer monitor for analog output
Blu-Ray 3D with or without Hardware Acceleration:
3D display and 3D glasses are required (NVIDIA 3D Vision, 3D Ready HDTV, HDMI 1.4-enabled TV, Micro-polarizer LCD or Anaglyph Red/Cyan Glasses); HDCP compliant display for digital output

PowerDVD with NVIDIA 3D Vision is not supported under Windows XP

Disc Drive
Blu-Ray Disc playback:
BD-ROM/BD-RE or Super Multi Blu combo disc drive
DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback:
DVD-ROM, DVD+-R/RW, DVD-RAM or DVD Super Multi combo disc drive

Microphone
A microphone is required for recording voice-overs in Movie Remix mode

Internet Connection
Internet connection is required for initial software activation, MoovieLive service and download music 7digital music store
Language Support English
French
German
Italian
Spanish (European)
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Portuguese
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