cyberlink_powerdvd_12_ultra.jpgCyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creation solutions, today launched an updated version of its award-winning media player, PowerDVD 12, along with new PowerDVD Mobile to ensure users of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows® 8 operating system continue to enjoy a premium entertainment experience on their new Windows 8 PCs.

With the removal of native support for DVD playback in Windows Media Player, consumers will require additional media playback software to play DVDs and MPEG-2 files on their Windows 8 PCs. The world’s #1 multimedia player, PowerDVD 12, is certified as compatible with Windows 8, guaranteeing users can still enjoy all their Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and videos on their new systems.

CyberLink also launched a new mobile application designed for Windows 8 tablets. PowerDVD Mobile brings the premium playback features of CyberLink PowerDVD to Windows 8 mobile devices so that consumers can watch movies, view photos, and listen to music in the best quality, wherever they are.

"With over 100 million units sold every year, PowerDVD is the world’s number one media player with a proven record of high quality and market-leading innovation," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "PowerDVD is the essential software for Windows 8 users who want to maintain the ability to watch their Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and other videos on their PC or tablet, in addition to their music and photos, all in a premium digital experience."

Consumers purchasing PowerDVD 12 during the launch of Windows 8 will receive bonus copies of PowerDVD Mobile and the critically acclaimed photography workflow software, PhotoDirector. More information is available from the Windows 8 Launch Sale page.