PowerDVD

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PowerDVD
Developer(s)CyberLink
Initial release1997; 24 years ago (1997)[citation needed]
Stable release21 [±]
Preview releasenone [±]
Operating systemWindows 10
Windows 8/8.1
Windows 7
Available inEnglish, French, German, Italian, Peninsular Spanish, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese
TypeMedia player
LicenseProprietary commercial software
Websitewww.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/overview_en_US.html

CyberLink PowerDVD is a universal[definition needed] media player for movie discs, video files, photos and music. The latest version PowerDVD 20 released on April 14, 2020 includes support for the new Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc and 8K video format. During 2016, PowerDVD achieved certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) for the playback of Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs, and became the world's first and only software player to pass the BD-ROM 4.0 PC Application Software License process.[1]

Features[edit]

  • 8K video playback: added in PowerDVD 19
  • Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc playback: PowerDVD 17 is the first software that supports 4K UHD Blu-ray drives.
  • 360-Degree VR: PowerDVD 17 supports 360-degree camera such as Samsung Gear 360 and the Nikon KeyMission. Available to watch VR content on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset.
  • Blu-Ray 3D disc playback: added in PowerDVD 10[2] and removed in PowerDVD 20.[3]
  • Blu-Ray disc playback: added in PowerDVD 6.[4]
  • TrueTheater®: PowerDVD adds TrueTheater® image/color correction and enhancement, also motion enhancement to make motion smoother. TrueTheater® HDR enhancement provides a larger color space.
  • Media Casting to Streaming Devices: supported devices as Roku®, Chromecast™, and Apple TV®.

Version history[edit]

Version Release date EOL date Latest patch
21 2020-04-15
20 2020-04-14
19 2019-04-16[5] 2019-07-22, build 1912
18 2018-04-18[6] 2019-06-26, build 3010
17 2017-04-11[7] 2019-01-01, build 3605
16 2016-04-13[8] 2017-11-13, build 3403
15 2015-04-14[9] 2017-11-28, build 4630
14 2014-04-08[10] 2018-01-02, build 8413
13 2013-04-02[11] 2018-04-22, build 8703
12 2012-01-31[12] 2018-04-22, build 8705
11 2011-04-18[13] 2015-09-08[14] 2014-02-25, build 5012
10 2010-03-17[15] 2015-09-08[14] 2013-12-11, build 5816
9 2009-03-02[16] 2015-09-08[14] 2011-05-18, build 4105
8 2008-04-02[17] 2010-04[14] 2010-04-21, build 3228
7 2006-05-04[18] 2009[14] 2008-01-04, build 3613
6 2004-11-08[19] 2007-11-12, build 3430
5 2003-06-18[20] 2007-11-12, build 3430
4.0 XP 2001-11-05[21] 2003-08-22
3.0 2000-11-06[22] 2001-10-15
2.5 1999-12[23] 2000-03-23, v2.55
1 1997

Decoders[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Production Model ROM Certified Licensee List". Blu-ray Disc Association. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ "CyberLink Releases PowerDVD 10 ULTRA 3D Mark II to Enable Blu-ray 3D on PCs". Cyberlink. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Customer Support - Why is 3D media playback NOT supported in CyberLink PowerDVD 20_365, and PowerPlayer 365". Cyberlink. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. ^ "CyberLink Launches DVD Suite 6". Cyberlink. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  5. ^ "CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 19 for UltraHD Blu-ray and 8K Videos".
  6. ^ "World's No. 1 Movie & Media Player for all discs, files and video streaming". Cyberlink. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  7. ^ "CyberLink PowerDVD 17 Released". HD Guru. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  8. ^ "CyberLink PowerDVD 16 is Now Available". Cyberlink. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  9. ^ "CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 15, the Latest Edition of Its Flagship Digital Media Entertainment Solution". Cyberlink. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  10. ^ "CyberLink Official Forum - PowerDVD 14 is Now Available!". Cyberlink. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  11. ^ "CyberLink Unveils PowerDVD 13: The World's Most Popular Cross-Platform Multimedia Playback Solution". Cyberlink. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  12. ^ "CyberLink Unveils PowerDVD 12 Ultra, Extends the World's Leading Blu-Ray & Media Player to the iPhone, iPad and Android Devices". Cyberlink. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  13. ^ "CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 11 – the Universal Player for All Your Media on PC, Device, Home & Social Cloud". Cyberlink. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  14. ^ a b c d e "PowerDVD Updates". Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  15. ^ "CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 10 - The Universal Player to Upgrade All Your Media Experience to HD and 3D". Cyberlink. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  16. ^ "CyberLink Releases PowerDVD 9". Cyberlink. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  17. ^ "CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 8, Introducing New Ways to Enjoy Movies". Cyberlink. 2 April 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  18. ^ "CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 7 With High-Definition H.264 Playback and Advanced Features for DVD Enthusiasts". Cyberlink. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  19. ^ "CyberLink PowerDVD 6 Delivers the #1 DVD Experience on the PC with Unsurpassed Video and Audio Quality". Cyberlink. 8 November 2004. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  20. ^ "CyberLink PowerDVD 5 Takes a Giant Leap in Advancing DVD Technologies". Cyberlink. 18 June 2003. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  21. ^ "CyberLink Launches New Version of Flagship Software Application: PowerDVD XP 4.0". Cyberlink. 5 November 2001. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  22. ^ "CyberLink Releases PowerDVD 3.0 Perfecting Personalized Home Cinema on the PC". Cyberlink. 6 November 2000. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  23. ^ "CyberLink and eMachines' Strikes a Partnership to Give Consumers an Unbeatable Combo of PowerDVD Playback Software and eTower and eMonster Hardware". Cyberlink. 8 December 1999. Retrieved 4 March 2013.

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