slysoft-logo.gifAs of January 1st, 2011, SlySoft will discontinue the 'lifetime' update subscription. This is being announced well in advance to give everybody a final opportunity to acquire SlySoft products and product upgrades with lifetime free updates and renew limited subscriptions to lifetime.

To make your decision even easier, you'll get a 20% discount, applicable to all products including upgrades from AnyDVD to AnyDVD HD and renewals of update subscriptions for all SlySoft products.

This promotion is only valid until Friday, December 31 2010, so if you are entertaining the thought of purchasing one or more of their products, now is the right time to act ...

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CyberLink Corp. today released the latest version of its award-winning video editing software, PowerDirector 9. Designed with high usability for consumers and powerful, pro-like features for prosumers, PowerDirector 9 unleashes users’ full creative potential with performance-driven technologies including CyberLink’s new TrueVelocity Engine.

PowerDirector 9 is designed to make the editing process not only easier, but also faster. TrueVelocity editing technologies take advantage of native 64-bit OS support and leading CPU/GPU components to significantly reduce video processing time, while powerful, high quality tools such as the new unified keyframe control and a greatly improved timeline editor allow users to create even the most demanding and complex video productions.

“When designing PowerDirector 9 we focused on four fundamental aspects of the video editing process – speed, power, creativity and sharing,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Through innovations like TrueVelocity and significant advancements to existing technologies we have been able to deliver a product that will dramatically improve consumers’ video editing experience.”

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Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, today announced the launch of Roxio Streamer, enabling users to easily turn a PC into a powerful media server to access and share their personal libraries of music, photos, and videos stored on their home PC from other devices in their home as well as remotely from other computers or mobile devices.

Roxio Streamer allows users to easily and securely access their media "from the road" via any device equipped with Adobe Flash. The application also supports both UPNP and DLNA protocols, providing users with the ability to access digital media from hundreds of DLNA-compatible devices from over 250 manufacturers of TVs, DVD & Blu-ray Disc players, portable media players, game consoles, and PCs connected to a home network. Users of Roxio Streamer can also invite family and friends anywhere in the world to listen to their music collection, watch video, or view and download photos from shared albums.

"Roxio Streamer is the most efficient way to enjoy and share personal media on your home PC," said Sean Penn, Vice President, Consumer Products, Roxio. "You simply drop the digital photos, video, or music that you want to access or share into a folder and it becomes instantly available from any web-enabled device. That's ideal if you are travelling and you want to enjoy your favorite music or movies or if you want to provide an easy, secure way for family and friends to enjoy your content."

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CyberLink again pioneers the Blu-ray format advancement – PowerProducer is now the world’s first Blu-ray authoring software certified by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) with full support for the Blu-ray Disc technology BDXL.  Released by BDA in June 2010, BDXL is a multi-layer recordable Blu-ray format with up to 128GB of capacity.

As world’s first BDXL-certified authoring software, CyberLink PowerProducer supports enhanced Blu-ray Disc recordable and rewritable format, providing amazing capabilities of creating compelling video and slideshow of up to 4 layers of data totaling 128GB on a single Blu-ray Disc. This is the third software from CyberLink to be world’s first supporting BDXL certifications in different software categories. CyberLink was the first in Blu-ray burning supporting BDXL (Power2Go), Blu-ray playback (PowerDVD) and now, Blu-ray authoring (PowerProducer).

 “CyberLink stays on top of Blu-ray innovations,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Supporting BDXL across all of CyberLink’s media applications, ranging from burning, authoring and playback, give users access to the next-generation of Blu-ray disc format support today.”

 

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CyberLink Corp. is pleased to announce support in PowerDVD for full-quality stereoscopic 3D video on AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 series graphics.

On systems with the updated version of PowerDVD combined with the new AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics, consumers can enjoy full-quality Blu-ray 3D disc playback on the latest 3D televisions, through an HDMI 1.4a connection.  Home theater enthusiasts are able to stream full multi-channel Blu-ray audio through the same HDMI connection to their compatible Audio/Video Receiver.  PowerDVD takes full advantage of the Unified Video Decoder feature of AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics, delivering outstanding video quality even when decoding Blu-ray 3D MVC stereoscopic video at up to 60 megabits per second.

“CyberLink is dedicated to providing the best possible entertainment experience,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp. “We are delighted to deliver accelerated video software performance with the updated version of PowerDVD 10. With AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 series graphics and Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D, home theater enthusiasts can enjoy Blu-ray 3D in full quality.”

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nero multimedia suite 10 platinum hd.jpgNero, creator of liquid media technology, today announced that Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD and Nero Video Premium HD, two powerful multimedia bundles, are now available for purchase in retail stores worldwide and online at www.nero.com. Nero also launched its “Nero HD Theater”, an interactive site where creative video hobbyists can watch entertaining videos created using Nero software and learn how easily they too can create professional-looking movies. In addition, users can also share their own creations through the site with others within the 1.5 million member My Nero community.

The Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD suite and Nero Video Premium HD both bring enhanced Blu-ray Playback capabilities to the table, unlocking a complete HD experience for creative enthusiasts and home hobbyists alike. They also include all new HD effects for video editing and enable users to seamlessly transfer their content from one device to another. All this and more presents users with powerful, yet easy-to-use, tools to meet their multimedia project needs, all at a highly competitive price point.

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Western Digital today announced WD Photos™, the newest release of its photo viewer app, which is now optimized for iPad and iPhone 4. Available as a free download from iTunes®, the WD Photos app provides remote access to photos stored on a WD network hard drive including My Book® World Edition™, My Book Live™ and WD ShareSpace™. The images are displayed in native iPad and iPhone resolution, and users can access up to 285,000 of their favorite photos anywhere they can access the Internet by simply copying their pictures into the "Shared Pictures" folder on their WD network hard drive. The WD Photos photo viewer app offers a variety of new features that allow users to stay connected to more of their digital photos, including:

  • Pinch and zoom functionality so consumers can digitally zoom in on the displayed photo;
  • Horizontal split view for iPad;
  • Option to instantly post photos from the WD Photos app to users' Facebook® wall;
  • New slideshow transitions including pan and zoom, page curl, and cube;
  • Increased 5 GB capacity to support iPad's larger memory and higher resolution;
  • iPad full screen support at 1024x768; and,
  • iPhone HD/OS 3 & 4 support.

WD Photos photo viewer app, optimized for iPad and other leading Apple® mobile devices, fulfills the growing demand to view, store, and consolidate photos on the go. With over 2 million iPads sold as of May 31, 2010 (Apple), the iPad has been embraced enthusiastically by consumers to access and share their digital content.

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CyberLink Corp. is pleased to announce the release of the world’s first stereoscopic 3D photo slideshow creator – Media3D.  Media3D lets users create 3D photo slideshow with their existing photos instantly.  With support for a wide variety of 3D hardware, users can view their 3D photo slideshows on the PC’s 3D monitor or 3D-ready HDTV.

“Media3D is an exciting product as it lets users enjoy photo slideshows in a 3D environment that were never experienced before,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink.  “Being the world’s first stereoscopic 3D photo slideshow generator, Media3D allows users to create 3D photo slideshows from the abundant photos stored in their computers.  We have combined user’s love for photography with the advancement of 3D technology.”

Through 3D technology, Media3D brings the photo viewing experience to the next level as users can now view, with stunning realism, their own photos leaping out of the screen.  With a variety of 3D slideshow templates, users can instantly transform their vacation photos into a 3D photo slideshow that will amazes friends and relatives.

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Fengtao Software, a professional multimedia software provider, promotes its new products to the market -- DVDFab HD Decrypter, which enables users to backup encrypted DVD/Blu-ray to hard drive for free.

We all know that most publishers of music and films in digital form have turned to encryption to make copying more difficult, which is really frustrating for DVD/Blu-ray lovers to backup their favorite and protected disc content to hard drives on their computers.

CSS, which is used on DVDs, is a famous example of this. It is a form of copy protection that uses 40-bit encryption. Copies will not be playable without a key which is not writable on DVD-R or DVD-RW discs. With this technique, the work is encrypted using a key only included in the firmware of "authorized" players, which allows only "legitimate" uses of the work. Later, more DVDs attempted to augment CSS with additional protection schemes like ARccOS Protection, which was made by Sony and deliberately creates corrupted sectors on the DVD so as to cause copying software to produce errors. There are lots of other copy protections for DVDs. Of course, many protections are also used on Blu-ray, and we won't talk about them one by one.

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Nero today introduced two new high definition solutions: Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD and Nero Video Premium HD. The Platinum HD suite and Video Premium HD bring enhanced Blu-ray capabilities to the table, unlocking a complete HD experience for creative enthusiasts and home hobbyists.

Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD builds upon the robust, 3-in-1 multimedia management tools introduced earlier this year in Nero Multimedia Suite 10, which focused on video editing, burning and backup. Nero Video Premium HD offers the ultimate HD video diting experience on the market. Both cost-effective premium software packages are offered at an aggressively affordable price to consumers.

With Nero Multimedia Suite 10 Platinum HD, Nero completes the High Definition experience with the introduction of Blu-ray playback capabilities and new tools to help create, edit, burn, backup and share HD content anytime and anywhere. It incorporates BD-Live 2.0 Blu-ray disc playback, the Move It plug-in for easy media transfer and conversion between mobile devices and PC, as well as the Nero Creative Collection Pack 1 with new Picture-in-Picture (PiP) effects, as well as additional transition effects and Movie Themes.

Nero Video Premium HD blends the powerful video editing capabilities of Nero Vision Xtra with myriad creative effects and Blu-ray playback to simplify the task of advanced video editing, enabling any user to develop professional-grade HD movies on their own.

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