PowerDVD 12 Hands-on look @CES 2012


[ad#ad-1]CyberLink at CES 2012 introduced the latest version of their pouplar media player PowerDVD 12. We got a first time look at the software and we can tell you Cyberlink has gone into tremendous lengthens in making  this a worth while purchase. Some of the cool and new features you will see in our video walkthrough is the very impressive DLNA feature set, that allows you to not only share content from PC to tablet or phone with the Power DVD app. But all the ability to share content from all you device be it Android, iPhone, iPad and more via the app as well as PC. So you can load content from you iPad and Play on a Xoom tablet or PC and vice versa.

Also the up scale feature from 2D to 3D is solid and gives you full control to maximize the degree and depth of 3D content. This applies to Blu-ray movies as well as, photos and content recorded on your own camera. Also a good amount of social integration that allows you to easily download photos from Facebook in batch format and access YouTube content directly from the play.
CyberLink has successfully added a host of features that makes PowerDVD 12 look like a very inviting offering. Till we get time to fully review it  in the coming weeks. Please enjoy our walkthrough video.


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CyberLink Unveils PowerDVD 12 Ultra, Extends the World’s Leading Blu-Ray & Media Player to the iPhone, iPad and Android Devices


Universal media player with multi-platform support, providing best enhanced HD & 3D video quality


Taipei, TaiwanJanuary 31, 2012 — CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today launched the new PowerDVD 12 Ultra, the latest version of the world’s leading Blu-Ray and Media Player. With its new companion apps PowerDVD Mobile v.4 and PowerDVD Remote v.2, PowerDVD 12 is the ideal single solution for the multi-platform home, as the world’s only universal multimedia player to provide a unified solution for the Windows, iOS and Android platforms. Now, users can easily stream, store and share their multimedia content across any device in their home—including iPhones, iPads and Android tablets and smartphones.  With enhanced TrueTheater® technology, users can enjoy a unique experience and enrich any content to its best possible HD & 3D quality, including DVDs, low-resolution videos and content from popular social media sites.


“PowerDVD 12 Ultra delivers the total freedom to enjoy all types of media content in enhanced quality on any device at home or on-the-go,“ said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “With the proliferation of devices and operating systems, PowerDVD automatically converts videos at the optimal quality to play on iPads, iPhones and Android devices. PowerDVD 12 Ultra is truly a premium media experience for the consumers.”


The latest version of PowerDVD comes with more than 30 new features and additional media format support, including the ability to intelligently sync media gallery content with Android devices, convert Blu-ray movies from 2D to 3D, and deliver 7.1 channel surround sound audio from DTS and Dolby, together with new lossless audio format support for OGG and FLAC files.


Offered free with PowerDVD 12 Ultra, the PowerDVD Mobile device app enables users to effortlessly play, share and wirelessly stream their videos, music and photos from their PCs to portable devices, while PowerDVD Remotelets users control Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and high-definition videos as well as the music and photo playback features in PowerDVD, remotely. Both new apps support Apple iPhones and iPads as well as Android phones and tablets.


Key Features in PowerDVD 12 Ultra

  • Play Blu-ray, 3D, DVD and any HD media: Whether it’s Blu-ray, upscaled DVDs, videos or photos, PowerDVD 12 Ultra can play them all flawlessly with optimized CPU/GPU hardware acceleration; new ultra-fast Instant Seek lets you search for movie scenes in your Blu-ray or DVD movies in a flash.
  • Turn any media into HD & 3D with TrueTheater® technology: Premium TrueTheater® enhancements upscale DVD movies to HD quality, or turn 2D movies and photos into 3D, including new support to convert Blu-ray movies to 3D.
  • Enhance player experience for ultimate enjoyment: PowerDVD 12 Ultra provides several enhanced features to provide total flexibility and ease of use for media browsing, including Smart Media Library, Instant Seek, Instant zoom, Instant View and Instant Scale.
  • Sync media gallery to portable devices: Smart Sync allows users to set up rules for syncing the PowerDVD media library to Android devices automatically; better yet, PowerDVD 12 will automatically choose the best fit video format for your mobile devices.
  • Social Media – enhanced & convenient: Watch videos from YouTube and view Facebook and Flickr photos and slideshows all from PowerDVD. You can also apply TrueTheater® enhancements to the media for a “better-than-browser” viewing experience.


Product Availability

CyberLink PowerDVD 12 is available today and can be purchased from the CyberLink online store. It is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese.


PowerDVD 12 Versions

PowerDVD 12 Ultra:                        US $99.95

PowerDVD 12 Pro:                    US $79.95

PowerDVD 12 Standard:         US $49.95

Upgrade from previous PowerDVD versions are available starting at $44.95


PowerDVD Mobile v.4 and PowerDVD Remote v.2 can be found on the Apple Store and Android Market supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese.

PowerDVD Mobile v.4

PowerDVD Mobile v.4 (for PowerDVD 12 Pro/Standard version users):      US $19.99

PowerDVD Mobile v.4 For Ultra (for PowerDVD 12 Ultra users):                 FREE


PowerDVD Remote v.2

PowerDVD Remote (for PowerDVD 12 Pro/Standard version users):           US $4.99

PowerDVD Remote FREE (for PowerDVD 12 Ultra users):                                        FREE.[/showhide]