Cyberlink releases PowerDVD17 with VR support

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CyberLink is releasing PowerDVD 17 with full support for VR headsets. PowerDVD 17 adds support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets to bring virtual reality content to users, along with innovations in 360 video playback.

PowerDVD 17 is also the world’s first software player to be certified by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) for the playback of new Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format delivers 4K content, offering significantly better resolution, a greatly expanded colour range, high dynamic range (HDR) content, and support for the latest immersive sound formats, all of which has triggered a resurgence in global Blu-ray sales.

Users can stream UHD content direct from their PC to a big screen or using media casting devices like Chromecast, Apple TV or Roku. TrueTheater® HDR technology that emulates HDR video enables consumers to experience the full potential of their HDR TVs across their entire video library.

Says Dr. Jau Huang, Chairman and CEO of CyberLink:

“Since day one, PowerDVD has been about bringing people a premium media experience built on technological advancements and innovations they won’t find anywhere else.”

“With PowerDVD 17 people can expect to enjoy leaps in quality—along with entirely new viewing adventures—that they’ve never seen before, making it a must-have addition for everyone looking to maximise the potential of their new PCs and TVs.”

PowerDVD 17 is available today from the CyberLink online store in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese.

PowerDVD offers both subscription and perpetual licenses so users can choose a purchase option that best suits their requirements.

PowerDVD Live is available in annual and quarterly subscription options. Lifetime licenses are available for three versions of PowerDVD 17. Prices are as follows:

  • PowerDVD Live: US$44.99/12 month or US $14.99/3 month subscription
  • PowerDVD 17 Ultra: US$99.95
  • PowerDVD 17 Pro: US$79.95
  • PowerDVD 17 Standard: US$59.95


Key Features

  • VR Mode—explore new worlds in 360° video and photos in a virtual environment that supports Oculus Rift & HTC Vive VR headsets, along with new 3D-360 videos.
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray—better resolution, higher frame rates, and high dynamic range (HDR) support deliver the most realistic viewing experience available.
  • Cinematic Movies—watch it all in the very best quality. From Blu-ray and DVD discs to 4K, HD video files and ISO images, as well as downloaded and quality-enhanced YouTube videos.
  • TrueTheater® HDR—creates HDR video from standard dynamic range content for better viewing on HDR displays. Combine with a host of other TrueTheater technologies for the ultimate in visual and audio quality.
  • Music Master—the industry’s broadest support for lossless formats delivers music the way it was meant to be heard. Rip CDs to a vast range of formats, and extract audio tracks from video.
  • Perfect Photos—enjoy photo collections in high-resolution on PCs or TVs with one-click slideshows. Includes support for Camera Raw files.
  • TV Mode—a streamlined design provides effortless TV access to all videos, photos and music in the media library, delivering powerful media centre functionality to consumers looking for a premium experience on their TV.
  • Media Streaming—support for Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast enables users to cast video, photo or music files not supported by the TV-connected devices themselves, and in improved quality via PowerDVD’s TrueTheater technology.
Chris Price