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PowerDVD 8 Released

Posted by: , 19:34 AEDT, Wed April 2, 2008

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PowerDVD 8 has just been released. Update: PowerDVD Ultra now suports BD-Live (Blu-ray Profile 2.0)

Cyberlink PowerDVD 8 has just been released! The new version focuses more on the entertainmeny lifestyle, and now includes movie mixing and collection organizing features.

PowerDVD 8

PowerDVD 8's three new versions, Standard, Deluxe and Ultra (with Blu-ray playback) are packed with new features, which include:

  • Blu-ray playback (Ultra)
  • AVCHD support (Ultra)
  • MPEG-2 HD support
  • SMPTE VC-1 support
  • HDMI support
  • SPDIF mixing support (Ultra)
  • Movie Remix
  • Movie Collection Organizer
  • New video processing features
  • And much more ...

Please note that this version does not appear to support HD DVD playback, unlike the previous "Ultra" version of PowerDVD. You can, however, re-enable HD DVD playback in PowerDVD 8 Ultra by following our new guide.

There will also be an update to PowerDVD Ultra that adds Blu-ray Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) support, which has been announced and will be available free to all purchasers of PowerDVD 8 in a short while.

For more information on PowerDVD 8, please refer to our PowerDVD 8 Software Information Page and the PowerDVD Ultra Software Information Page. A full review of PowerDVD 8 is now available.


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