CyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creativity solutions, today launched PhotoDirector 5 Deluxe - the new version in the award-winning PhotoDirector family - available at $59.99. Designed to satisfy the needs of home users and casual users, PhotoDirector 5 Deluxe is packed with the most favorite photo editing tools, which allows users to easily create pro-quality family photos.

To satisfy the versatile needs of home and casual users, PhotoDirector 5 Deluxe is packed with various easy-to-use photo editing features from PhotoDirector family at once, including content-aware removal, people beautifier tools, HDR effect and tons of photo presets. PhotoDirector 5 Deluxe integrates photo management, adjustment, editing and sharing into one intuitive workflow.

"PhotoDirector has received numerous international awards since its first version in 2011. The new Deluxe version of PhotoDirector is designed to satisfy the versatile needs of today’s home users.” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “PhotoDirector 5 Deluxe is packed with most favorite features of PhotoDirector family, but comes with just half price of its professional counterparts. With intuitive workflow design and easy-to-use tools, home user can easily create high-quality stunning family photos without professional photo editing techniques.”

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Nero today announces the launch of BackItUp 2014, a groundbreaking approach to backing up content from your PCs, Android tablets and smartphones to both local disks and a new personal online drive. With 18 years of content backup experience, Nero combines an unrestricted online drive and automatic offline backup in one suite - and makes it as critical as antivirus for the first time ever.

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Nero BackItUp 2014 comes as a free backup starter package (manual backup suite plus 5 GB online drive) or a 1-year-subscription which includes an automatic backup software and an online drive with truly infinite disk space. The suite and online drive support Windows® PCs, laptops and ultrabooks and all Android devices, with iOS or Windows Phone 8 apps coming soon.

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Today, German software developer Ashampoo announces the latest edition of its burning application Ashampoo Burning Studio, used by millions around the world, that will be released November 27, 2013. Ashampoo Burning Studio 14 brings many new features to make burning data, music, videos and photos easier and more reliable. Compared to the previous edition, Ashampoo Burning Studio 12, this latest edition not only features a noticeable leap in performance but also skips a version number. "Ashampoo was founded in 1999 based on the premise to distribute software solely through digital channels. That was 14 years ago. In light of our birthday, we have decided to skip 13, considered an unlucky number in some cultures." explains Ashampoo CEO Sebastian Schwarz.

True to the motto "After the relase is before the release", the development team began work on the successor a year ago. Numerous new features will bring improvements in almost all areas. The currently heavily debated topic of data security of course also plays a big role in the latest edition of Ashampoo Burning Studio. It will allow users to burn data with file encryption. For all fans of audio disc ripping, album covers will now be found and downloaded automatically. Also, with the ongoing success of smartphones and tablets, data backups play an ever more important role. Our developers have therefore included a backup feature that specifically backs up and stores data from mobile end-user devices.

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CyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creativity solutions, today announced a new update to PowerDVD 13—its market-leading media player for Blu-ray, 3D & HD video—that adds support for Miracast, enabling wireless delivery of high definition video and Blu-ray movies to certified devices.

Miracast, a wireless standard that enables streaming of video between computing devices, is natively supported in the recently released Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 operating system. Today’s update to PowerDVD 13 lets users running PowerDVD on a Windows 8.1 system to wirelessly stream the highest quality video (including protected premium content) from PC to compatible Wi-Fi Direct devices such as TVs, phones and tablets.

“With high-bandwidth connections becoming more common, consumers are searching for convenient ways to seamlessly stream and share high-quality video within their home networks.” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Support for Miracast in PowerDVD not only offers our customers more options for enjoying their media across all their devices, but also provides them with the unique experience of being able to stream Blu-ray content wirelessly to expand their viewing choices.”

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CyberLink Corp., the world’s leading consumer multimedia software company, today launched PowerDVD Live, the first subscription-based multimedia player with integrated cloud storage service. Users always get the most up-to-date version of PowerDVD, plus 10GB of cloud storage with the CyberLink Drive cloud storage service to sync media between PC and mobile devices.

PowerDVD Live is available via annual and quarterly subscription, starting at $14.99. Subscribers get the latest versions of PowerDVD Ultra during their subscription period, offering complete universal playback and DLNA features.

With the integration of CyberLink Drive, PowerDVD Live subscribers receive 10GB online storage space to sync music, photos and videos between PowerDVD Live on PC and PowerDVD Mobile on Android and iOS devices. Users can easily expand storage space by an additional 100GB.

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roxio_creator_nxt2.pngRoxio today introduces Roxio Creator NXT 2, the latest version of the industry's #1 selling digital media suite. With accelerated performance, enhanced support for the latest devices and new audio and music options, the new Creator NXT 2 makes it easy to create amazing multimedia projects. Roxio Creator NXT 2 is now available at www.roxio.com.

Make movies faster, easily enhance photos and projects, and share your digital media to more devices with Roxio Creator NXT 2:

  • Faster Performance: Enjoy a more responsive movie-making experience with video rendering that's up to 10x faster with AVC/ H.264 Smart Encoding.
  • Extended Device Support: Share virtually anywhere with new support for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, iPad, iPhone and the latest Android phones and tablets.
  • Enhanced Music Options: New music libraries give more creative options for photo and video projects.
  • Improved Audio Conversion: Save time when converting your music library to a variety of formats.

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nero_2014_platinum.pngNero 2014 is here. It brings some order into a world of multiple mobile devices, laptops, PCs, home networks and the cloud. Nero 2014 - the newest version of the market-leading media companion - is the ultimate in HD multimedia software, allowing users to manage, create, convert, play, and burn all their movies, music and photos across all their devices delivering the best entertainment experience at home or on the go.

In recent years we have witnessed an explosive growth in the use of tablets and smartphones, as well as streaming video and cloud-based services used for storage and sharing. Nonetheless, the PC is still the media backbone for home users, especially for creating, editing and managing their media. While Ultra HD starts to kick off, many users still prefer physical media such as Blu-ray and DVD. All the different devices, media sources and formats can make it hard for users to enjoy their media on the device of their choice.

“Photo, video and music content is at the heart of everybody’s day to day life,” says Jürgen Kurz, CEO at Nero. “We have listened carefully to what users want. The result is Nero 2014 – a great media companion and worry-free multimedia solution that really brings together all media on any device – quickly and effectively.”

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nero 2014.jpgNero today announced that a free upgrade to Nero 2014, the newest version of its market-leading media software, is available to Nero 12 users on September 9, 2013. Packed full of new features and enhancements, Nero 2014 makes it even easier for users to manage all their photos, videos, music and other media across all their home and mobile devices. Plus those currently running Nero 12 can now upgrade to Nero 2014 free of charge.

Ideal for novices and advanced users

The latest media suite gives users a new, one-click conversion facility making it simple enough for novices while still providing a wealth of sophisticated options for advanced users, helping them to capture, convert, enhance and stream all types of media.

Patented technology under the hood

“Like the new generation of cars with dashboard options that are easy to use at a glance, Nero 2014 has cutting edge technology under the hood,” said Jürgen Kurz, CEO at Nero. “Its intuitive new features are based on our unique, patented transcoding and streaming technology that underpins the whole conversion process. People don’t just want to shoot or watch a video – they’re impatient to share it with friends, publish it on their blogs, and maybe enhance it with some special effects. Nero 2014 makes that possible – quickly and easily. We’re expecting strong demand for this new version of our media suite, and that’s why we’re encouraging new customers to buy Nero 12 today and be first in line for a free upgrade to Nero 2014 as soon as it comes out.”

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vso_video_converter.pngVSO Software releases today VSO Video Converter, an all-in-one tool to convert videos from and into almost any format.

The software accepts all video types on the market and converts them to the most propular formats, so they can be played on any device. Indeed the software converts to a large selection of outputs: DVD (PAL and NTSC standards, with DVD menu), Avi, MKV, tablets (Ipad, Samsung Tab, etc), smartphones (Iphones, etc), PS3, Xbox and Playstation with various codecs available (H264, DivX, Mpeg2, Mpeg 4, AAC, AC3, DTS…), audio profiles and WebM. Virtually any videos are accepted as input, including decrypted Blu-ray and DVDs, with support of the right angle and automatic main movie detection.

“We had a few programs to convert videos into different formats, but a “universal” converter was missing from our catalog, and asked for by our users”, explains Cedric Van-Dendaele, developer at VSO Software. “Now with VSO Video Converter, only one tool fulfills all video conversion needs. All options are at hand to make custom video projects in any output format” With VSO Video Converter, conversions can be done in 1 easy click, while also providing a wide range of options for more advanced users. A clear timeline display allows for complete control over video customization.

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cyberlink_power2go_9_box.pngCyberLink Corp. today launched a new version of its industry-leading burning software, Power2Go.  Delivering the category with innovative burning features, Power2Go 9 is the first and only burning software that enables backing up photos and video from popular social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Vimeo.  Power2Go 9 also introduces a Disc Management feature that catalogs the discs and files users have burned into a searchable database, making it easy to find the files that are being archived.

“At CyberLink, innovation never stops,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Burning software has been around for years, but the new features in Power2Go address a variety of needs for consumers, such as safety and security needs to back up their precious photos and videos on social networks and adding a Disc Manager to conveniently locate their media content in their large collection of discs.”

Additionally, Power2Go 9 adds support for the new and popular media file types, such as FLAC and APE audio formats and MKV and FLV video formats.

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