CyberLink today launched PowerDVD 15, the latest version of the company's media player. CyberLink’s TrueTheater technologies have been expanded in this latest version with new TrueTheater Color and TrueTheater Sound enhancements. TrueTheate Color intelligently analyzes movie and video footage to deliver real-time enhancements to hues and vibrancy. TrueTheater Sound brings improvements to audio content for both headphones and home theater speaker systems.
PowerDVD 15 is an H.265 hardware optimized software player, with support for the latest video formats. Hardware accelerated decoding for HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) video allows for optimization of CPU and GPU resources. This results in an average reduction in CPU loading of 63 percent, and prevents the PC from hanging or stuttering. For 4K ultra HD video, PowerDVD promises to deliver lag-free playback through smart buffering technology.
With newly-added direct playback of Blu-ray and DVD ISO files, PowerDVD allows users to build a home video library accessible through a network attached storage (NAS) server. For high frame rate video content, PowerDVD employs an intelligent playback algorithm designed specifically for high fps video. It provides flawless rendering of high frame rate footage captured at 120 or even 240 fps on GoPro or iPhone 6 cameras.
Key Features of PowerDVD 15 Include:
- TrueTheater smart enhancements
- Enhanced Playback of 4K and H.265 video – With optimization for hardware acceleration from Intel and NVIDIA processors
- Smoother High Frame Rate Video — An intelligent playback algorithm provides smooth rendering of high definition footage captured at 120 or even 240 fps on GoPro or iPhone 6 cameras.
- Bit-Perfect High Definition Audio Output — Use of WASAPI Exclusive Mode allows for dedicated media output to external receivers, even for FLAC, MP3, and WMA file formats.
- Broad Format Support — Including MKV, MP4, AVCHD, and XAVC-S.
- Companion Apps for Mobile Devices — Power Media Player brings a better mobile media experience to iPhones, iPads, Android, and Windows 8 devices.
- Cloud Services — PowerDVD Ultra comes with a hefty 20GB of storage on CyberLink Cloud for one year, allowing users to upload, download, and even stream video to any PC with PowerDVD, or to any mobile device with Power Media Player.
- Personalization Options
PowerDVD 15 is available today in both subscription and perpetual licenses. PowerDVD Live is available in annual and quarterly subscription options. Perpetual licenses are available for three versions of PowerDVD 15.
PowerDVD Live: US$44.99/12 month or US $14.99/3 month subscription
PowerDVD 15 Ultra: US$99.95
PowerDVD 15 Pro: US$79.95
PowerDVD 15 Standard: US$59.95
Upgrades from previous PowerDVD versions are available starting at $49.95