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CyberLink PowerDVD 13 Ultra Media Player

CyberLink PowerDVD 13 Ultra Media Player

CyberLink PowerDVD 13 Ultra Media Player

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CyberLink PowerDVD 13 Ultra Media Player

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Product Highlights

  • All-in-One Media Management Platform
  • Connects with All Home & Mobile Devices
  • Syncs to Social Media & Streaming Sites
  • Enhances Blu-Ray & DVD Image Quality
  • Numerous Surround Sound Audio Options
  • Interactive Media Organization Tools
  • Animated Photo Slideshow Displays
  • Advanced Subtitle Engine
  • Highly Customizable Interface
  • Supports Ultra HD 4K Video
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Cyberlink's PowerDVD 13 Ultra Media Player is a sophisticated all-in-one platform to organize and interact with all of your movie, video, music and photo media. PowerDVD connects to your home and mobile devices, home networks, social media sites, and movie and music sites. You'll be able to sync all your files and take them with you on the go or access them from any device in your network.

But these factors are only the foundation of the program's technology. You'll moreover be able to employ numerous intuitive tools to enhance the quality of your media and your interaction with it. Please see the "Over 60 New Features & Enhancements" section below if you're a previous PowerDVD user, or scroll down to "What is PowerDVD 13 Ultra?" if you're a totally new user.

Also, PowerDVD is a Windows-based program, and with Windows 8 not featuring built-in support for playing DVDs, you can use PowerDVD's DVD player to play your DVDs on your computer.

OVER 60 NEW FEATURES & ENHANCEMENTS

Enhance Video Beyond HD
CyberLink TrueTheater enhancement now delivers advanced edge enhancement, color and lighting enhancement technologies to take Blu-ray and HD digital movies beyond Full HD quality.

- Movies look even better on Full HD displays and higher resolution WQHD (2560x1440) panels
- New HD video enhancement features work with MKV, MP4 and other popular HD movie formats
New Subtitling Engine
An all new subtitling engine offers improved quality and flexibility.

- Edit subtitle size, color, border color and position
- Display primary and secondary subtitles simultaneously for Blu-rays, DVDs, and MKV / MP4 movies
- View PGS subtitles in MKV movie files
- Specify character encoding schema for non-Unicode subtitle files
- Display subtitles outside of picture in screen letterbox region
- Load subtitles by drag and drop
- Adjust subtitle timing to sync with video
Faster Response
New architecture and application optimization deliver a faster, more responsive PowerDVD ever.

- Enjoy fastest-ever launch of Blu-ray and DVD movies
- Option to bypass BD-Live for even faster Blu-ray movie launch -- up to 58% faster
- Instant playback for music, video and photos
New Movie Library
The new Movie Library unites your movie collection with access to online info and social media sharing to make watching movies more interactive.

- Displays file-based movies with cover art and links to online info about the film
- See movie summaries and reviews
- Add your comments and connect with friends via social media
- See movie-related activities from your Facebook friends
- Explore the new Movie Info tab for new releases and more
New Formats
Enjoy music, photos in and video in the latest formats.

- Play music in the lossless APE format
- Play video in the AVCHD 2.0 format video
- Play AVCHD progressive and AVCHD 3D, at data rates up to 28 Mbit
New Ways to Play
Faster playback.

- Drag-and-drop Blu-ray or DVD folders to the PowerDVD icon to start playback
- Drag and drop a folder to the PowerDVD media window to play all media in the folder
- Start video or photo playback from Windows Explorer to play all the files in one folder
Playback and Navigation Controls
New controls put just the right playback and navigation options before you.

- Rotate video during playback
- Auto rotation of photos and video shot in portrait orientation
- Jump between chapters in MKV movies
- New A-B Repeat panel lets you easily choose portions of a video to repeat
- Volume adjustment changes the application volume independent of the system volume
- New Play Speed Navigator panel lets you change playback speed instantly
- Watch at high-quality 0.3x speed for slow motion replay
- Use arrow keys to skip forward 30 seconds and backward 8 seconds during video playback
- View scene thumbnails for DVDs and MKV/MP4 movies when you scrub the navigational slider
- Resume file-based movies from where you last stopped
- Resume movies in Classic or Cinema mode no matter what mode they were last played in
Interface Enhancements
New window controls make PowerDVD easier to use and customization options let you tailor PowerDVD to your needs.

- Park the mouse on the side to hide top and bottom panels in full screen mode
- Drag anywhere on the video screen to reposition the PowerDVD window
- Toggle interface time display between elapsed and remaining time
- The current time displays in the caption bar
- Mouse over to show when playback will complete
- See current battery level in the caption bar
New and Enhanced Playback Modes
More ways to play your content.

- Cinema mode has been re-designed for touchscreen operation and now supports file playback
- A new Mini Music Player lets you play music in the background while working in other apps
- A new print feature lets you print pictures individually or in groups when viewing photos
Improved Technologies
A wide range of new and improved technologies are built-in to improve the playback experience.

- Improved DLNA compatibility and performance
- Share content located in USB devices or NAS
- TV refresh rate is automatically synced to DVD frame rate for a higher quality picture
- Settings to adjust video and audio sync when connecting separate TV and audio amplifier
- High DPI support -- automatically scale the interface to 170% when the OS DPI is high
- A reduced number of background processes
- Manage content cache files to limit the cache size
- Option to remove content from library without deleting from hard drive
- Reduced computing required for media scanning to populate the media library
- Option to pause and resume scanning of the media library
- Halt background processes for features turned off in the interface

What is PowerDVD 13 Ultra?

Play All Your Media
Seamless playback of movies, music, photos and video clips from your PC, home network, connected devices, YouTube and Facebook.

- Play all 2D and 3D Blu-ray discs
- Movies and videos from file, including MKV
- Ultra HD 4K videos
- AVCHD content from disc or file
- Music files in MP3, FLAC and popular formats
- Photo slideshows with pan & zoom
- Camera RAW photo slideshows
- YouTube, Facebook and Flickr content
Instant Play
Experience up to 58% faster start-up for Blu-ray movies with innovative BD-Live bypass technology. A new architecture and application optimization deliver Instant Play performance for viewing photos, playing music and video playback.

- View scene thumbnails when you hover on the navigational slider
- Zoom deep into part of the screen during video playback
- Adjust the size of library thumbnails to make finding content fast
- Quickly find content anywhere in your library - Browse photos and videos in a folder without opening it
- Find scenes fast using with advanced preview optimization
Intuitive Navigation
PowerDVD 13 Ultra puts the next button you want to click right at hand.

- Display Current Time, Estimated End Time, and Battery Meter in full screen
- Park mouse in side zones to instantly hide interface control
- Pause / Play with the space bar
- Use left and right arrow keys to jump forward and back
- New Play Speed Navigator lets you easily set slow/fast motion playback
HD Audio for Your HD Movies
Enjoy music in lossless stereo formats and movies in immersive surround sound.

- 7.1 channel audio in Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital Plus formats
- AAC, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel soundtracks
- Play music in popular lossless formats including FLAC, APE, and DTS 24/96
- Expand 2-channel audio to 5.1 surround sound with Dolby Pro Logic IIx
- Take 5.1 channel sound to 6.1 channels with Dolby Digital EX
- Experience 5.1 surround sound on headphones with Dolby Headphone
- Connect audio components with lossless pass-through for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- Support for HDMI 1.4 allows simultaneous transfer of multi-channel HD audio using one cable
Movie File Playback as Seamless as Disc
The Movie Library automatically adds cover art to make finding movies easy.

- Auto load subtitles when you play movie files
- See instant scene thumbnails when you scrub the timeline
- Move between chapters in MKV movies
- Resume movie files from where you left off
Flexible Subtitles
The subtitle engine enables customizing subtitles and displaying primary and secondary subtitles at the same time.

- Edit subtitle size, color, border color and position
- Display subtitles outside of picture in screen letterbox region
- Load subtitles by drag and drop
- Patented CyberLink technology allows simultaneous display of two separate subtitles
- Valued for education, language learning and watching movies in non-English regions
- Display primary and secondary subtitles simultaneously for Blu-ray and MKV / MP4 movies
All Your Media in One Place
Browse movies in a dedicated library. View your music, photos, video and music collections. Create playlists, rate your favorite media content, and find your media by folder, album, artist or genre.

- Purchase, store and download content from the cloud via UltraViolet
- Register or sign into your UltraViolet account from within PowerDVD
- Find out what's new in theaters and on disc
- Create and manage playlists for photos, music and videos
- Browse connected Android smartphones and tablets to which you can sync content
- Sync photos, music and video to take them on the go
- Stream content from playback and storage devices on your home network via DLNA
- Link to YouTube, Facebook and Flickr accounts
- Browse the 7digital online music store to purchase music
Customize the Interface
Customization options let you tailor PowerDVD to your needs. Hide Media Panel tabs, such as the Music Store, Home Media (DLNA) or Online Media, to streamline the interface. Hiding media panel tabs also halts related background processes making the application run yet faster.

- Choose items that display in the caption bar, movies tab and playback controls
- Change keyboard hotkey and mouse wheel behaviors
Ways to Play
Double-click a file or drag an entire folder to the PowerDVD icon to start a slideshow. Playback starts instantly. Try the Music Mini Player or Cinema mode.

- Click-one to play-all in a folder
- Portraits shots are displayed in the correct orientation
- Combine photos and video with seamless playback
- Camera RAW format support
- Music Mini Player shows album art
- Watch movies on TV using a remote control in Cinema mode
Stream between Devices in Your Home Network
Stream and share photos, movies and music across your home network between connected Windows, Android, iOS and DLNA devices. Access all your content, no matter on which device it is located, from any connected device.

- Play content from any connected device with TrueTheater quality
- Play to TV directly or through your wireless network
- Browse content on one device to play on another
- Share content to DLNA-compliant devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network
- Browse content on servers and play it on other screens
- TVs, stereos and mobile devices can play back media from PowerDVD and PowerDVD Mobile
Link All Your Devices with PowerDVD Mobile Apps
PowerDVD comes with companion apps for your smart devices that let you stream, share and sync content across platforms.

- Play video, music and photo on mobile devices
- Stream video, music and photo from PowerDVD 13
- Play content from mobile device to PowerDVD or DLNA devices in same network
- Turn your iOS or Android device into a remote control for PowerDVD
- Wireless keyboard and mouse pad for PowerDVD
- Play photos from smart devices to PC in animated slideshows
Convert and Sync Video & Music
Convert and sync you video and music files to take them on the go.

- Intelligently convert videos, photos and music for your Android tablet or smartphone
- Create rules for 1-click syncing to Android and Blackberry devices
Complete Media Entertainment for Windows 8
You can play DVD movies or MPEG-2 videos in PowerDVD, whereas your Windows 8 PC may not support them.

- Play the latest Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, AVCHD 2.0 and HD files
- PowerDVD supports DVDs and most popular HD video formats
- Upscale DVDs to HD quality with TrueTheater HD enhancement
In the Box
CyberLink PowerDVD 13 Ultra Media Player
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    Specifications
    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 (WTV is 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, APE, AOB, DTS, FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP2, MP3, MPA, OGG, RMI, WAV, WMA. (AAC and ADTS require Windows 7 or above)
    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 4500 @ 2.20GHz processor
    2GB RAM
    Source File Bitrate Limitations on Transcoding PowerDVD 13 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

    PowerDVD will transcode the video files above to H.264/AAC/M2TS
    Language Support English
    French
    German
    Italian
    Spanish (European)
    Chinese Simplified
    Chinese Traditional
    Japanese
    Korean
    Russian
    Portuguese
    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 stored on Digital Media Server (DMS) on local network
    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

    Videos:
    3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DIV, DIVX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MP4V, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV, MTS, QT, TOD, TP, TPD, TRP, TS, TTS, VOB, VRO, WM, WMV, WTV

    Photos:
    BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG

    Music:
    LPCM, M4A(AAC codec), MKA, MP2, MP3, MPA, WAV, WMA
    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:
    Active shutter glasses
    HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 series or above graphics card
    2nd generation Intel Core processors or above

    NVIDIA 3D Vision:
    NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit + 3D Vision-ready display + 3D Vision-compatible NVIDIA graphics card are required
    Please download and install 3D VISION CD for Desktop GPUs v1.38 or Verde Notebook 3D VISION CD v1.38

    120Hz frame-sequential 3D LCD (NVIDIA 3D Vision-ready):
    120 fps left and right native format
    Active shutter glasses (NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit)
    Asus G51J-SZ028V, Acer GD245HQ, Acer GD235HZ

    3D Polarizer LCD:
    Row-interleaved native format
    Polarized glasses
    Zalman ZM-M220W, Acer 5738DG (notebook)

    3D Ready HDTV (DLP):
    Checkerboard native format
    Active shutter glasses
    Mitsubishi 1080p DLP HDTV, Samsung 3D-eady 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 Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP SP3 (Windows XP Service Pack 3 is required for XP SP3)

    Processor (CPU)
    Blu-ray disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D playback:

    Blu-ray disc playback: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66 GHz), AMD Phenom 9450 (2.10 GHz) or above
    Blu-ray 3D playback: Intel Core i5, AMD Phenom II X4 or above
    TrueTheater HD and TrueTheater 3D for Blu-ray and HD video: Intel Core i5 (with 4 cores), AMD Phenom II X6 or above
    DVD playback: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8 GHz), AMD Fusion E-series & C-series or above

    4K UltraHD with hardware acceleration:

    Intel 3rd generation Core i5 or above
    Note: PowerDVD supports 4K UltraHD video in H.264 / MP4 format at bitrates up to 60 Mbps

    Graphics Processor (GPU)
    Blu-ray disc, DVD, and TrueTheater HD/3D playback:

    Intel HD Graphics, ATI Radeon HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT or above
    Note: The graphics card driver should be updated to the latest version. 3D display devices are required for TrueTheater 3D playback.

    Blu-ray 3D playback:

    Intel HD Graphic (Intel Core i5), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series and GeForce GT 240/320/330/340, AMD Radeon HD 6000 and 6000M series with UVD 3 support

    DVD playback:

    PCI Express graphic accelerator supporting DirectX 9.0 or above

    Memory
    Blu-ray disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D playback:

    Blu-ray disc playback: 2 GB required for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8; 1 GB required for Windows XP
    DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: 1 GB required for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8; 512 MB required for Windows XP

    Blu-ray 3D with or without hardware acceleration:

    2GB

    Hard disk space:

    400 MB for product installation

    Display Device
    Blu-ray disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D playback:

    For Blu-ray titles with AACS and DVD titles with CPRM playback, PowerDVD 13 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.

    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 player:

    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

    Internet connection:

    Internet connection required for initial software activation, BD-Live, 7digital music store, UltraViolet and Social Media Services (MoovieLive, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.4 x 1.5"

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