CyberLink recently announced the launch of CyberLink Live Premium. This new version of its remote media access service offers advanced capabilities including a hosted relay service for optimized bandwidth, scheduled recording of TV shows, an electronic program guide and the ability to download photos, videos, audio and documents.
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today announced the release of CyberLink Live Premium, the secure and personal web service for remote media access. CyberLink Live Premium’s place-shifting technology allows users to access digital media as well as business documents stored on a remote PC via a web browser. Targeted at the media enthusiast, CyberLink Live Premium offers advanced capabilities including:

  • Hosted relay services to enable connectivity across firewalls
  • Optimized bandwidth for the best TV, video, and photo streaming quality for full screen displays, and CD-quality audio streaming
  • Scheduled recording of live TV programs
  • Electronic program guides for scheduling broadcast TV programs
  • Downloading of photos, videos, audio and documents
  • Uploading and management of all sorts of document file formats
  • Support for all types of file formats
  • Webcam monitoring, including motion-detection recording, scheduled recording, and manual recording of up to 3 hours.
CyberLink is currently offering two subscription plans. CyberLink Live Premium users can choose to pay $18 for three months or $48 for an entire year. If you'd like to read more, CyberLink's entire announcement can be found here. Add a comment
CyberLink announced this week that Toshiba has chosen to bundle PowerCinema with their new consumer notebook PCs. Here's part of their press release:
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today that its complete home entertainment solution, PowerCinema, was chosen by Toshiba Corporation to be included in its consumer notebook PCs in the United States. The combination offers the perfect digital media solution, allowing users to play videos and music on their new Toshiba notebooks through CyberLink's software.

CyberLink PowerCinema combines advanced video and music playback features with an intuitive, responsive 3D user interface. Power Cinema's support for a wide range of video formats—including ASF, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,DVR-MS,AVI,high-definition, MPEG-2-HD and WMV-HD—delivers uncompromised video playback performance. PowerCinema also supports MP3, WMA, and WAV audio file formats, turning notebook PCs into digital music players.
If you'd like to read more, CyberLink's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Sonic has announced that it is working with Sony to enhance the BD-Live creation features found in Scenarist BD. By making it easier for Hollywood to create BD-Live-enabled features, the two companies hope to increase the availability of connected-content.
Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced it is collaborating with Sony to enhance the BD-Live creation features of the Scenarist BD authoring platform. The new capabilities will help streamline the creation of highly interactive Blu-ray Disc titles that harness the full power of the BD-Live feature set to enable Web-connected content.

BD-Live adds an exciting new level of interactivity to the home entertainment experience. By allowing the dynamic inclusion of downloaded online content such as special features, new trailers and games, BD-Live enables content creators to maintain a direct relationship with viewers even after a title has shipped. By making BD-Live-enabled features more efficient to produce, the Sony and Sonic collaboration is expected to help increase the availability of connected-content, which in turn will help speed consumer adoption of next-generation titles and players.
If you'd like to read more, Sonic's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Yamaha Japan announced today that it will be distributing its new Labelflash Photo Labeler software to the public on April 25th. This free software comes with 30 templates and will allow users to turn their photos into labels by performing a few simple steps.

Yamaha Corporation (Head Office: 10-1, Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka; President: Mitsuru Umemura; hereinafter: Yamaha), working together with FUJIFILM Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter: Fujifilm), has developed LabelflashTM Photo Labeler software using Labelflash technology for easily printing display labels containing photographs on specially made DVD disc using templates. Free distribution of this Labelflash Photo Labeler software will begin from Labelflash’s official Web site on April 25, 2008. The site may be accessed at the following URL: The English version is expected to become available in a few months.
With support for Labelflash lagging well behind LightScribe, its good to see Yamaha and Fujifilm making applications like this available for free to their customers. If you'd like to read more, Yamaha's entire announcement can be found here. Add a comment
Nero released a new version of Nero 7 this morning. There is no change log yet. However, this new update brings the version count up to If you'd like to check it out, the update can be downloaded here. As usual, feel free to share your experiences in our forum. Add a comment