CyberLink sent out a press release this morning, announcing that PowerDVD Ultra now supports the playback of interactive BD-Live content.
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today that CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra now supports BD-Live (Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0) playback functionality, featuring support for advanced interactive BD-Live content.

The latest BD Profile 2.0 (BD Live) format enables powerful Internet-connected activities such as multiplayer gaming, e-commerce, downloading movie trailers and subtitles, and social networking.

“CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra has already been certified for various HD formats including BD-Video Profile 1.1, BD+, AVCHD, and BD-RE 3.0,”said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Now with PowerDVD Ultra supporting the advanced BD-Live format, CyberLink continues to deliver the best high-definition movie experience on the PC.”
CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra with support for BD-Live will be available by end of April. Users of PowerDVD Ultra will be able to download a free upgrade from CyberLink's website. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
To coincide with the release of PowerDVD 8, CyberLink has launched their new social networking site, MoovieLive.com. Using this web service, PowerDVD 8 users can rate movies, write reviews and find those with similar tastes. MoovieLive also serves as a platform to upload and share Movie Remix files created by PowerDVD.
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a leader in digital home solutions, today officially launched MoovieLive.com, a brand new web service for movie fans and PowerDVD users.

Like all art forms, movies transcend boundaries and unite people of different cultures with common interests. "In the offline world, so many social activities can evolve from a box office movie," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "With today's internet technologies MoovieLive extend that movie experience from purely watching to a series of online social activities and connecting PowerDVD users across the world with the same movie interests and exploring new movies from friends."

MoovieLive is an extended web service for PowerDVD 8 users to rate movies, write reviews and find friends with similar movie taste. The website also works seamlessly with PowerDVD to build a database of movie information contributed by millions of PowerDVD users worldwide.
Those without PowerDVD can also take advantage of MoovieLive to build their movie collection, rate movies and find friends. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Primera announced today that it has begun shipping the latest version of Charismac Engineering's Discribe software with its Bravo-Series and XR-Series Disc Publishers. Discribe v6.0 has been rewritten from the ground up and runs on Apple's Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard operating system. The software features a new user interface and offers support for Blu-ray Disc media.
Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc duplication and printing equipment, today announced an agreement with Charismac Engineering, Inc. for disc burning software that runs on Apple, Inc.’s Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard operating system. Beginning April 1, 2008, Primera will include Charismac’s new Discribe v6.0 software in all Bravo-Series and XR-Series Disc Publishers.

Discribe v6.0 has been completely rewritten from the ground up in Universal Binary Code for optimal performance on all current Mac platforms. It runs natively on both Power PC and x86 (Intel)-based Mac computers.
Those who bought a Bravo-Series Disc Publisher after September 1, 2007 qualify for a free upgrade. Otherwise, an upgrade can be purchased for $149-$225. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
CyberLink sent out a press release this morning, announcing the release of PowerDVD 8. Along with support for HD audio and video formats, version 8 features a built-in database for organizing a movie collection and the ability to share information, opinions, and remixes via the online community MoovieLive.
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today launched the latest version of PowerDVD 8. Featuring maximum playback performance in supporting the latest high-definition video and audio formats, CyberLink PowerDVD 8 introduces new ways for consumers to enjoy movies beyond just watching.

Key features in PowerDVD 8 include:

  • Support for HD audio and video standards and formats, including AVCHD and Blu-ray Discs.
  • Pure Home Theater Audio - lets users enjoy unmatched clarity and purity through their high-definition, 7.1-channel home-entertainment system, or on the go using a notebook.
  • Movie Collection - lets users collect information about movies and sync with their online MoovieLive account.
  • Movie Remix - lets users create their own stories using their favorite DVD movies, rearranging scenes, adding dialog and commentary, subtitles, and on-screen effects.
  • MoovieLive.com - the new online community for PowerDVD users to share comments and remixes, publish reviews, and find friends with the same movie taste.
PowerDVD 8 is now available online and will be available in retail shops beginning May. More information, including pricing, can be found here. Add a comment
CyberLink sent out a press release this morning, annoucing the launch of MediaShow 4. This new version of their media management software features a 3D "liquid" interface, direct upload to Flickr and YouTube and the ability to burn videos and photos to DVD in as little as three clicks.

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today released CyberLink MediaShow 4, combining photo and video management, enhancement, authoring, burning and sharing in one convenient application. The software features a next-generation 3D "liquid" interface that ensures ease-of-use and fun for users while working on their precious photos and videos.
MediaShow 4 is available now for $49.95. More information is available on CyberLink's website. Add a comment