CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Ultra

CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Ultra

CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Ultra

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CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Ultra

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Product Highlights

  • Media Player & Media Management Software
  • Widows 8 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
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PowerDVD 12 Ultra from CyberLink is media management software with a variety of enhanced features allowing manage your media on your PC as well as take it with you on a variety of mobile devices. This Windows 8 compatible software comes equipped with both a media player and media management software. Manage all of your movies, videos, photos, and music right from the integrated media management software. PowerDVD 12 also simplifies the process of transferring your media to and from social media sites including Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.

This Blu-ray and DVD compatible piece of software plays back your media in both 2D and 3D formats, and has the ability to playback media in the 4K video format. Along with enhanced video playback, you also benefit from HD audio and even an enhanced Dolby surround sound experience right from your headphones.

Along with Windows 8, PowerDVD 12 streamlines the process of transferring your media to mobile devices. Take advantage of CyberLink PowerDVD allowing you to watch movies, view photos, and listen to music right from your Windows 8 mobile device. You can also stream your media to a variety of different IOS and Android devices via PowerDVD Mobile.

Movies & Videos

Blu-ray & DVD Movies
Power DVD 12 provides an enhanced movie experience to with Blu-ray and DVD playback. Experience smoother movie play back with PowerDVD's optimization for leading CPU/GPU technologies including AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel Core Processors.
Blu-ray 3D
Take advantage of enhanced Blu-ray 3D picture quality providing enhanced dimensions and clarity.
4K Video Playback
PowerDVD 12 supports 4K Ultra HD video playback. 4K video provides 4 times higher resolution when compared to 1080p full HD quality.
Play All You Downloaded Videos
PowerDVD 12 supports all major HD video formats including AVCHD, MKV, FLV, MPEG-4 or Mov videos, you can play them all with PowerDVD 12, even playback in 3D videos such as MVC 3D or MK3D. PowerDVD also supports multi-language subtitles in srt formats.
Watch Movies and Videos in HD and 3D
With 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.
HD Audio for Your HD Movies
Experience enhanced 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 cable.
Enhanced Headphone Technology
Take advantage of Dolby Headphone technology for a surround sound experience right in your headphones.

Photos & Music

View Photos in Animated Slideshows
With PowerDVD 12, you can view photos stored on your PC, smart device or DLNA server. You can also check out images from Facebook and Flickr, and enjoy RAW format support for your DSLR cameras. You can also take advantage of animated photo slideshows, PowerDVD 12 will play both 2D and 3D slideshows for you at the click of a button.
Enjoy Favorite Music Playlists & Lossless Audio
PowerDVD 12 can sort your music by title, album, artist, genre, length or size. Enjoy your favorite music tracks with playlists and in lossless audio with OGG and FLAC support. You can download over 17 million DRM-free songs from 7-digital online music store.

Social & Community

Experience YouTube with PowerDVD
Easily browse yours and friend's videos, watch YouTube 3D native videos in 3D, real-time 2D videos to 3D and upload to YouTube 3D, create YouTube playlists, interact with subscribers and more.
Social Media in One Place
Enjoy media sites including Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr, directly from PowerDVD 12. With all your social media in one place you have easier and more convenient access to media content and the ability to interact with social network friends.
Share & Download Your Social Network Media
Publish your videos and photos to your social network accounts and share with your friends. It's also a lot easier to download photos from Facebook and Flickr.
View Social Network Media in HD & 3D
Convert your 2D YouTube videos and Facebook and Flickr photos into an enhanced 3D experience. PowerDVD 12 also supports native 3D content playback from YouTube.
MoovieLive.com Integration
PowerDVD12 integrates the MoovieLive information into the PowerDVD interface making it possible to find movie information, read or watch reviews, rate movies and share to your Facebook wall.

Windows 8 Compatible

Plays MPEG-2 and All HD Videos
Play videos in a variety of formats including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or MKV.
Plays DVDs On Your Windows 8 PC
PowerDVD12 plays all your favorite DVD, and even upscale your DVD to HD quality with TrueTheater technology.
Compatible with Windows 8
PowerDVD 12 is Windows 8 compatible with your Windows 8 desktop and laptop. Moreover, you can also install PowerDVD Mobile for Windows 8 tablet, to use the touch friendly user interface to enjoy your content on your Windows 8 tablet.

PowerDVD Mobile for Windows 8

Your Media at Your Fingertips
PowerDVD Mobile brings the features of CyberLink PowerDVD to your Windows 8 mobile device so that you can watch movies, view photos, and listen to music in enhanced quality wherever you are. Microsoft Windows 8 introduces a new touch-style interface for improved controls. The interface uses a personalized layout with clean typography and animations to make interacting with your computer device fluid and intuitive. CyberLink has optimized PowerDVD Mobile to interact seamlessly with the new Windows interface.

TrueTheater Technology

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 (fps) for smoother-looking video playback.
TrueTheater Lighting
TrueTheater Lighting 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 smooth steady video playback quality and relieving the dizziness when watching highly shaky scenes.
TrueTheater Denoise
TrueTheater Denoise removes blocky or pixilated effects in the dark scenes. Improving the playback quality of your videos and photos.

Browse & Search

Easiest Way to Browse Media
PowerDVD 12 plays all media along with an improved interface for organizing all of that media. With the Smart Media Library, you can browse your media in grid view, list view or album view, create playlists, rate your 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 size of thumbnail to the most comfortable size.
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
CyberLink preview optimization technology provides fast scene location within your movies.
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 & feature Rich Classic Mode for PC.
Cinema Mode
Fully integrated with Window 7's Media Center, uses the remote control friendly cinema mode for large screens.
PowerDVD Remote
Use your iOS or Android smartphone as the remote control and wireless mouse pad and keyboard of your PowerDVD.

Entertainment Anywhere at Home With DLNA

Enjoy All Media Throughout Your Home Network
With PowerDVD you can play media on your DLNA TVs, DLNA players, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices without the hassle of moving files around.
From Anywhere
PowerDVD 12 as the Media Player (DMP), brings all media content from any device connected in the home network together to play with TrueTheater
Share To Any Device
PowerDVD 12 as Media Server (DMS), share your videos, photos and music on your PC can be streamed to other DLNA-compliant devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network
Find & Play Content with Total Control
PowerDVD 12 is a Media Controller (DMC), searching out and finding content on servers and playing it on other screens.
Play Media From Other Devices
Media Receivers (DMR) like TVs, stereos and mobile devices can playback media from PowerDVD and PowerDVD Mobile devices to provide a rich entertainment experience throughout your home environment.

PowerDVD Mobile for IOS and Android

Media Entertainment On-the-Go
PowerDVD Mobile allows you to enjoy videos, photos, and music playback anywhere outside your home. PowerDVD Mobile also lets you share, stream and download content across different platforms and devices including support for both IOS and Android devices.
Video
Share media content on your mobile devices to PowerDVD 12 on PC or PowerDVD Mobile v.4 on mobile devices
Music
Push videos, music and photos to play to other PC or mobile device or allowing PC or mobile devices to push media content to PowerDVD Mobile
Photo
Save MP4/Mov (H.264/AAC) videos, music and photos from other PC to PowerDVD Mobile

Convert & Sync

Smart Convert to the Right Format for Your Portable Device
PowerDVD converts videos, photos and music to your iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet in real time as it syncs. File are converted to the best format as PowerDVD recognizes the profile of your device.
Smart Sync Your Music, Videos & Photos to Your Android and Blackberry Devices
Automatically sync media to a variety of Android and Blackberry smart phones and devices, using rule-based sync. You can also drag and drop media from devices to store onto your PCs.
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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

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 Minimum System Requirements for Transcoded Streaming to Tablets
Processor (CPU): Intel® Core2 Duo CPU 4500 @ 2.20GHz
RAM: 2GB
Source File Bitrate Limitations on Transcoding PowerDVD 12 transcoding is limited to the following source file bitrates:
• MPEG2 PS: bitrate higher than 25Mbps
• MPEG2 TS H.264 + MPEG2 audio: bitrate higher than 11 Mbps
• MPEG2 TS H.264 + AAC audio: bitrate higher than 11Mbps WMV: bitrate higher than 11Mbps
Language Support English, French, German, Italian, Spanish (European), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese
DLNA Specifications PowerDVD 12 Ultra -
• 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
PowerDVD 12 Pro -
• Digital Media Server (DMS) to store content for sharing with other DLNA players and receivers
• Digital Media Player (DMP) for playback of media

DLNA Digital Media Server Formats Supported
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

PowerDVD Mobile v.4 - Share To, Stream From, Play To and Play From compatibility:

Share To: Share media content from mobile devices with PowerDVD 12 Ultra/Pro or PowerDVD Mobile
- iOS (iPhone/ iPod Touch/ iPad): Share iTunes synced music, photos and video in the camera roll, photos and videos synced in the photo tab. Videos and podcasts synced with iTunes are not supported in PowerDVD v.4

Stream From: Browse media library content from PowerDVD 12 Ultra/Pro and PowerDVD Mobile v.4 (iOS and Android)
- iOS (iPhone/ iPod Touch/ iPad): Streamed video from PowerDVD 12 will be transcoded to MOV(H.264) format
- Android (Phone & Tablet with Android 2.2.x/2.3.x/3.x): Streamed video from PowerDVD 12 will be transcoded to MP4(H.264) format

Play To: Play media on PowerDVD Mobile v.4 to PowerDVD 12 Ultra or other PowerDVD Mobile v.4 device

Play From: PowerDVD 12 Ultra or PowerDVD Mobile v.4 can play media to PowerDVD Mobile v.4
Hardware Support 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 Hardware: HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV
- Supported Graphic 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
- 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)
- 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
Audio Support HD Audio Compatible Sound Card and Codec List
Realtek ALC898 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-8 channels)
Realtek ALC899 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-8 channels)
Realtek ALC672 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-6 channels)
Realtek ALC885 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-channels or 96kHz/24bit 4-8 channels)
Realtek ALC889 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-channels or 96kHz/24bit 4-8 channels)
Realtek ALC669 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 6 channels)
Realtek ALC670 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 6 channels)
Realtek ALC892 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8 channels)
VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT1818S codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8-channels)
VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT1828S codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8-channels)
VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT2020 codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 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
The system requirements for CyberLink PowerDVD vary depending on the movie content you are watching.

Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP SP3* (Windows XP Service Pack 3 is required)
Processor (CPU) Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback
• 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 (3.0GHz), 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

Blu-ray 3D with Hardware Acceleration
• Intel Pentium D 950 (3.0GHz), AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (2.4GHz) or above

Blu-ray 3D without Hardware Acceleration
• Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66GHz), AMD Phenom 9450 (2.10GHz) or above

UltraHD with Hardware Acceleration
•Intel 3rd generation Core i5 or above
Graphics Processor (GPU) Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback
• 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
Memory Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback
• 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 Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback
• For Blu-ray titles with AACS and DVD titles with CPRM playback, PowerDVD 12 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
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 required for initial software activation, MoovieLive service and download music 7digital music store
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.3 x 1.6"

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