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CyberLink Has Released The New PowerDVD 13 Media Player

April 2nd, 2013 · 4 Comments · General 3D News

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Today CyberLink has introduced their new version 13 of the PowerDVD media player, bringing some new and interesting features and improvements, some of which related to 3D, though not that much is actually targeted especially at stereoscopic 3D support. If you are going to be using the player for Blu-ray 3D movie and would use the player mostly for 3D video playback you’d need the Ultra version as the other two versions of the player – Pro and Deluxe do not come with stereo 3D video support at all.

Among the more interesting features in the new PowerDVD 13 are things like official support for the new AVCHD 2.0 standard (including 3D video support), playback of lossless APE audio (OGG and FLAC are already supported), 4K video support (for bitrates up to 60 Mbps) and a new subtitle rendering engine allowing you to better customzie how the subtitles appear. CyberLink also promises faster startup time for Blu-ray movies, better speed and responsiveness of the playback for various types of media. With the new PowerDVD 13 there is more attention for not only HD and 3D video playback, but for HD audio as well, so if you have a more serious sound system you can enjoy not only high-quality audio from movies, but also play looseless stereo audio and multichannel HD audio as well. It is interesting to note that the new PowerDVD 13 also supports TrueTheater HD for Blu-ray movies and Full HD videos (upscaling resolution) as compared to the previous version 12.

There isn’t much changed on the types of stereoscopic 3D display devices and output modes from the previous version, though they were already quite comprehensive with support for only 3D-capable DLP Link projectors using DLP Link glasses being the only thing that is still missing, though frame sequential mode is supported on a devices using 3D Vision with compatible hardware. PowerDVD 13 Ultra is available with a price of US $99.95 or €99.99 Euro and if you have an older 11/12 Ultra version you can upgrade for half the price of the license.

- For more information about the new CyberLink PowerDVD 13 media player…


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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ptae2000e // Apr 3, 2013 at 15:34

    Did they fix selection of audio output? Last version I’ve bought was PDVD 10, in PDVD 12 it was still impossible to tell it which soundcard to use. All the other applications either give the choice to select desired one, or use Windows defaults – PDVD so far did neither but in my case always redirected audio to audio output on Logitech keyboard.

  • 2 GDL // Apr 4, 2013 at 00:10

    I’d buy the most expensive version with all the features if it wasn’t so insanely overpriced ):

  • 3 Reaper // Apr 9, 2013 at 15:00

    I’d buy it if it had support for Oculus Rift. Maybe if enough people asked for it, Cyberlink might actually reconsider their current stance. I’ve asked for it, so that is one… Who’s next?

  • 4 dupa // Aug 28, 2013 at 23:50

    Well, with the current versions i can’t watch with 3D Vision over DisplayPort – just with DVI-DL. Some subtitles still don’t work. Yet these changes are quite usefull.

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