Santa Clara, Calif. –
launched Tuesday the latest version of its popular Blu-ray/multimedia software
player, PowerDVD 12 Ultra.
The player comes complete with new companion iOS and Android apps
for PowerDVD Mobile v.4 and PowerDVD Remote v.2.
CyberLink called the latest PowerDVD iteration “the ideal single
solution for the multiplatform home, as the world’s only universal multimedia
player to provide a unified solution for the Windows, iOS and Android
Among a long list of enhancements, the new PowerDVD 12 Ultra
offers tools for organizing and managing all media types, enabling any PC to be
used as a content server. Multimedia content, such as video, music and photos,
can be easily streamed, stored and shared across multiple devices –including
iPhones, iPads and Android tablets and smartphones, the company said.
The PowerDVD Mobile v.4 app for Ultra is available free to Ultra
purchasers to stream content from the PC to handheld devices.
PowerDVD 12 Ultra is now available for a $100 suggested retail. Scaled
down versions — PowerDVD 12 Pro ($80) and PowerDVD 12 Standard ($50) — are
also available. Current PowerDVD users can also upgrade from previous versions for
prices starting at $45.
The new Windows software also has an enhanced version of
TrueTheater technology that processes and up-scales any content to HD and 3D
quality, including DVDs, low-resolution videos and online content from popular
social media and other sites, CyberLink said.
PowerDVD 12 features more than 30 new features and additional
media format support, as well as 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, the company said.
Free apps (with PowerDVD 12 Ultra) for mobile devices enable playing,
sharing and wirelessly streaming videos, music and photos from PCs to portable
devices, while PowerDVD Remote lets users remotely control Blu-ray Discs, DVDs
and high-definition videos as well as the music and photo playback features in
Other key features in PowerDVD 12 Ultra:
Blu-ray, 3D, DVD
and any HD media can now be up-scaled and played with optimized CPU/GPU
hardware acceleration, while a new ultra-fast Instant Seek feature enables searching
for movie scenes in Blu-ray or DVD movies.
any media into HD and 3D.
Library, Instant Seek, Instant zoom, Instant View and Instant Scale features
all offer new enhanced functionality.
Smart Sync allows
setting rules to automatically sync PowerDVD media gallery content to portable
Android devices and will choose the best fit video format for the mobile
Videos and photos
from YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and other social-media sites can be viewed from
PowerDVD while running TrueTheater enhancements for a “better-than-browser”