Taipei, Taiwan—May 27, 2009—CyberLink Corporation (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today its partnership with VIA Technologies, Inc. to enable the VIA Vinyl VT1818S and VT1828S HD audio codecs within PowerDVD, delivering unsurpassed HD audio playback at 192kHz/24bit. The VIA Vinyl VT1818S and VT1828S are high fidelity, 10-channel HD audio codecs optimized for low power consumption.
CyberLink PowerDVD, featuring support for the latest HD audio and video standards, allows the playback of high-definition movie content with exceptional audio and video quality on the PC. PowerDVD is now able to deliver enhanced high-definition audio through the embedded VIA Vinyl HD Audio codecs, which also supports audio content protection while still allowing full-rate audio enjoyment of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
“CyberLink is committed to deliver the best video and audio experience on the PC,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “By partnering with VIA, Cyberlink is able to deliver enhanced high-definition audio with support for audio content protection, allowing users to enjoy the full benefits of Blu-ray video.”
“VIA’s new HD audio codecs offer the best possible fidelity and clarity for playback of Blu-ray content”, said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With support from CyberLink’s advanced PowerDVD playback software, users will be able to experience the exceptional audio and video quality of high-definition movie content on their PC.”
Key features in PowerDVD include:
- Playback of high-definition AVCHD standards and Blu-ray Discs.
- High-definition audiofor unmatched clarity and purity through high-definition, 7.1-channel home-entertainment systems, and on notebook PCs.
- Support for next-generation disc features, like Picture-in-Picture movie mode, networking, interactive BD-J, bookmarks, and advanced disc navigation.
- Optimized performance for playing high-definition video content using graphics cards featuring NVIDIA PureVideo, ATI Avivo, and Intel Clear Video technologies.
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs through the use of video editing software, DVD player software, and other multimedia solutions. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics-card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs, digital home entertainment, TV-on-PC and human resource development. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink’s worldwide headquarters is located in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink’s website at www.cyberlink.com.