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CyberLink Launched PowerDVD 11, a New Universal Media Player

April 21st, 2011 · 14 Comments · General 3D News


Today CyberLink officially released their new PowerDVD 11 media playback software for PC with the new version being announced as an universal player that is designed to be the only application you’ll need to view Blu-ray and DVD movies, videos, photos and listen to music. PowerDVD 11 comes with a lot of new features including support for playback and transfer of content from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones and tablets to PC. In addition to support for media from smartphones and tablet devices, the new PowerDVD can also play from remote media sources such as DLNA servers and popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. Furthermore PowerDVD 11 users owning an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android-based devices can download and install the PowerDVD Remote application that will turn their mobile device into a remote control for the PowerDVD playback functionality tight from the comfort of their sofa.

Among the interesting new 3D-related features you will get in the top version of PowerDVD 11 are for example: Playback of recorded 3D TV (ISDB-T Standard), 3D Photo support (MPO/JPS), TrueTheater 3D functionality for for photos including ones from Facebook and Flickr, and the ability to Upload 3D video to YouTube. I’ll be doing a review of the new functionality added in the PowerDVD 11 Universal Media Player in the next few days, so expect more information about the new version of the PowerDVD media player very soon.

Key Features in the new PowerDVD 11:

- Play any HD media: Whether it’s Blu-ray, upscaled DVDs, videos or photos, PowerDVD 11 can play them all flawlessly with optimized CPU/GPU hardware acceleration. And new ultra-fast Instant Seek lets you search for movie scenes in your DVDs in a flash.
- Play any 3D media: Experience the hottest new movie and video technology with Blu-ray 3D and native 3D video support. You can even convert your 2D DVDs, videos and photos and enjoy them in 3D.
- Play media from anywhere: From Apple and Android devices through to online media, DLNA server content, and Blu-ray and DVD discs, PowerDVD 11 plays it all.
- Play in upscaled quality: CyberLink’s unique TrueTheater enhancements allow you to upscale the image quality of your movies, videos, while TrueTheater Surround gives you a surround sound experience using only stereo speakers.
- Play social media: Watch TrueTheater-enhanced video from YouTube and view Facebook and Flickr photos and slideshows all from the one application. Easy, convenient and a great time-saver – no more searching!

The new PowerDVD 11 is already available online, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian and Portuguese. CyberLink offers OEM versions to PC and CE manufacturing customers, while a free trial download is also available from the CyberLink website. In order to get all the features available, including the Blu-ray 3D movie playback you will need to get the PowerDVD 11 Ultra that is available for $99.95 USD. The slightly more affordable PowerDVD 11 Deluxe version is $69.95 USD and while it still supports most 3D functions, you will not be able to play Blu-ray 3D movies with it. If you own a PowerDVD 10 Ultra license you can do an upgrade to the new 11 Ultra version for $59.95 USD.

- For more information about the new Cyberlink PowerDVD 11 Universal Media Player…


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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Deimos666 // Apr 21, 2011 at 16:49

    A stupid Power DVD 10 ruined my Z5500 logitech speaker…output audio signal was always in red..50% more than all olther media player at 100% lever sound. try to listen same file with different player…power dvd have higher output lever…check out

  • 2 thomasjn // Apr 21, 2011 at 18:30

    i wonder if it would be worth upgrading from powerdvd 10 to 11

  • 3 waro245 // Apr 21, 2011 at 18:36

    Is Power DVD 11 able to concert 2D Blue Ray in 3D Blue Ray?
    Power DVD 10 was able to convert DVDs, so is Power DVD 11 able to convert Blue Ray?

  • 4 Dennis // Apr 21, 2011 at 22:51

    Well since it can’t play 3dmkv its pretty useless

  • 5 Bloody // Apr 21, 2011 at 23:36

    PowerDVD 11 still does not support 2D to 3D conversion for normal Blu-ray movies, also 3D mode with 3D Vision is still only available in full screen.

  • 6 peter // Apr 22, 2011 at 05:26

    So what exactly is new in this product besides the number (11) ?

    I’m not parting with $150 or more just to go from ver 10 to ver 11!

  • 7 Nick 3DvB // Apr 22, 2011 at 17:13

    Yes but this PowerDVD goes to 11, which is 1 higher than 10, so it must be better… LOL

  • 8 Arioch // Apr 22, 2011 at 22:23

    Sounds like a line from Tron:Legacy:

    Alan Bradley: Given the prices we charge to students and schools, what sort of improvements have been made in Flynn… I mean, um, ENCOM OS-12?

    Richard Mackey: This year we put a “12″ on the box.

  • 9 Nick 3DvB // Apr 23, 2011 at 01:13

    Noone got the This is Spinal Tap reference then…

  • 10 peter // Apr 28, 2011 at 10:20

    I notice someone has posted a story and link here on the 3D vision blog with this statement

    “One of the cool new 3D-related features that was introduced in the new PowerDVD 11 player and surprisingly not even mentioned is the support for a stereoscopic 3D menu and navigation for playback of DVD and Blu-ray movies in the extra Cinema Mode”

    Simple answer is that NONE of this is new, it was all it PowerDVD 10 3D Ultra, which I already own!

  • 11 Bloody // Apr 28, 2011 at 11:56

    The new thing in PowerDVD 11 is the Stereoscopic 3D menu in the Cinema Mode, not the Cinema Mode itself! The Cinema Mode is available in PowerDVD 10 as well, but you only get a 2D menu, in the new version you can get that menu rendered in 3D. It is just a another cool extra regarding new 3D functionality added in PowerDVD 11… and again I’m talking about the Stereo 3D Menu being new and not the Cinema Mode functionality.

    The new PowerDVD 11 does not add something revolutionary in terms of 3D support, just improves on what was introduced in 10 and adds some new features that may be useful to some people, like the support for 3D photos for example. If you however already own PowerDVD 10 Ultra and use it only for Blu-ray 3D movie playback then there is no need to upgrade it to version 11…

  • 12 iFruit // May 18, 2011 at 04:28

    PowerDVD 11 adds amazing remote control support for your Android or i-device, including the ability to playback photos and videos directly from your device to your system. Also a real nifty remote mouse that works even outside of PowerDVD!

  • 13 abo almig // Mar 1, 2012 at 05:03

    I have toshiba c665 3d10 and I also have Powerdvd 12.
    I’m trying to play blu-ray 3D movie I press the 3D button i receive the error “Content or device does not support this mode”
    (nvidia 3d vison ) 3d ready
    so what can i do ?

  • 14 Bloody // Mar 1, 2012 at 11:32

    The 3D button on the laptop will not work with PowerDVD, if you set PowerDVD to use 120Hz 3D Vision monitor from the Settings and the laptop should automatically activate the 3D mode when you play a Blu-ray 3D movie.

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