PowerDVD 8 delivers new dimensions in the way consumers can enjoy their movies. In addition to offering industry-leading movie playback quality in high-definition (HD), PowerDVD now extends the movie experience with an online web service called MoovieLive and offers an innovative and novel concept of remixing your favorite DVD movies for sharing with the world. PowerDVD 8 delivers uncompromising quality for movie playback on the PC. Support for Blu-ray Discs offers a new world of movie features, including seamless disc navigation, Picture-in-Picture support, and movie extras. Widescreen, high-definition output supports the latest HD displays. And with support for 7.1-channel high-definition audio, users can enjoy a true home theater experience via their PC.
Version 8 features Blu-ray format support.
PowerDVD 8 supports the best audio and video formats, to deliver a true HD movie experience.
High Definition Playback
* Blu-ray Discs - Enjoy the best video quality and an enriched movie experience with interactive features and next-gen movie navigation. Display advanced content such as crew commentaries, access online content and games, zoom in to details.
* High-Definition video formats - play MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), MPEG-2 HD, WMV-HD, and SMPTE VC-1 files.
* Optimized Output for widescreen displays - Get the most of your movies with up to 1920 x 1080 image resolution.
* CyberLink TrueTheater™ Stretch technology - Display 16:9 and 4:3 videos on your monitor, regardless of its size.
* CyberLink TrueTheater™ Lighting technology -Enhance image details, and naturalize colors, with adaptive adjustments to chroma and luminance. Select your preferred profile.
* Hardware acceleration - Optimization for high-definition graphics processors from Intel, NVIDIA and ATI ensure ultra-smooth playback on the PC.
* HDMI connectors - You can reduce the number of cables to only one and still take full advantage of high-definition audio and video.
High-Definition and Home Theater Audio
PowerDVD delivers uncompressed HD audio and surround sound to make the most of your home-cinema setup, bringing movies to life in your living room.
Supported Audio Formats
# Dolby TrueHD (7.1-channel)
# Dolby Digital EX (7.1-channel)
# Dolby Digital Plus (7.1-channel)
# Dolby Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP)
# DTS-HD (7.1-channel)
# DTS (5.1 channel)
# DTS 96/24 decoding
# DTS-ES (Discrete and Matrix)
Supported Audio Technologies
# CyberLink TrueTheater™ Surround
# Dolby Pro Logic IIx surround sound
# Dolby Virtual Speaker
# Dolby Headphone
# DTS Neo:6