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System Requirements


PowerDVD Under Windows Vista/7

The system requirements for CyberLink PowerDVD vary depending on the operating system installed on your machine (Windows 7, Vista or XP). Please consult the system requirements below that match your version of Windows.

CyberLink PowerDVD optimizes performance by selecting the appropriate video de-interlacing algorithm for the available processing power. CyberLink PowerDVD maintains its support for processors below 1.6 GHz by ensuring that TrueTheater Lighting technology will be turned off by default. CyberLink PowerDVD's advanced audio and video technologies function better when used with processors above 2.4 GHz.


Version: PowerDVD 13 Ultra
Delivery: Download, License key
Price: ($99.95 now )

Format Support*

Media Type Formats Supported
Movies

BD-R 1.1/BD-RE 2.1, BD-R 2.0/BD-RE 3.0, BDROM 2.2, BD-J, BDROM Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), BDROM Profile 2.0 (BD-Live), BDROM Profile 5.0 (BD 3D), AVCREC, AVCHD, DVD-Video, DVD-VR, DVD+VR, VCPS, VCD, SVCD, CD

Videos
264, 26L, 3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, ASF, AVC, AVI, BSF, DAT, DIV, DIVX, DVR-MS, FLV, H264, JSV, JVT, M1V, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M2V, M4V, MK3D, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MP4V, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV, MTS, MVC, QT, TIVO, TOD, TP, TPD, TRP, TS, TTS, VC1, VOB, VRO, WM, WMV, WTV**
Photos
BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, MPO, JPS, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, KDC, MEF, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, RW2, SR2, SRF, X3F
Music
AAC, AC3, ADTS, AOB, DTS, FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP2, MP3, MPA, OGG, RMI, WAV, WMA

*Table contains format support for PowerDVD 13 Ultra version. Format support for Pro and Standard versions may vary.

**Only supported in Windows 7 & Vista with OEM TV Feature Pack

Transcoding Format Support

Media Type Formats Supported for Import
Videos
264, H264, MTS, M2TS, MOD, MP4, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPG2, MPEG2, MOD, TOD, TP, TRP, TS, TTS, TPD, VOB, WMV, WTV, DVR-MS
Music
MP3, WMV, WAV

Minimum System Requirements for Transcoded Streaming to Tablets

  • Processor (CPU): IntelĀ® Core2 Duo CPU 4500 @ 2.20GHz
  • RAM: 2GB

Source File Bitrate Limitations on Transcoding

PowerDVD 13 transcoding is limited to the following source file bitrates:

  • MPEG2 PS: bitrate higher than 25Mbps
  • MPEG2 TS H.264 + MPEG2 audio: bitrate higher than 11 Mbps
  • MPEG2 TS H.264 + AAC audio: bitrate higher than 11Mbps
  • WMV: bitrate higher than 11Mbps

*PowerDVD will transcode the video files above to H.264/AAC/M2TS


DLNA Specifications

  • PowerDVD 13 Ultra -
    • Digital Media Server (DMS) to store content for sharing with other DLNA players and receivers
    • Digital Media Player (DMP) for playback of media
    • Digital Media Controller (DMC) to find content on Digital Media Servers for playback on Digital Media Receivers (DMR)
    • Digital Media Receiver (DMR) for playback of content received from a Digital Media Controller
  • PowerDVD 13 Pro -
    • Digital Media Server (DMS) to store content for sharing with other DLNA players and receivers
    • Digital Media Player (DMP) for playback of media
Media Type DLNA Digital Media Server Formats Supported
Videos
3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, ASF, AVI,  DAT, DIV, DIVX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MP4V, MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV, MTS,  QT, TOD, TP, TPD, TRP, TS, TTS, VOB, VRO, WM, WMV, WTV
Photos
BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG
Music
LPCM, M4A(AAC codec), MKA, MP2, MP3, MPA, WAV, WMA 
  • PowerDVD Mobile v.4 - Share To, Stream From, Play To and Play From compatibility:
    • Share To: Share media content from mobile devices with PowerDVD 13 Ultra/Pro or PowerDVD Mobile
      • iOS (iPhone/ iPod Touch/ iPad): Share iTunes synced music, photos and video in the camera roll, photos and videos synced in the photo tab. Videos and podcasts synced with iTunes are not supported in PowerDVD v.4
    • Stream From: Browse media library content from PowerDVD 13 Ultra/Pro and PowerDVD Mobile v.4 (iOS and Android)
      • iOS (iPhone/ iPod Touch/ iPad): Streamed video from PowerDVD 13 will be transcoded to MOV(H.264) format
      • Android (Phone & Tablet with Android 2.2.x/2.3.x/3.x): Streamed video from PowerDVD 13 will be transcoded to MP4(H.264) format
    • Play To: Play media on PowerDVD Mobile v.4 to PowerDVD 13 Ultra or other PowerDVD Mobile v.4 device
    • Play From: PowerDVD 13 Ultra or PowerDVD Mobile v.4 can play media to PowerDVD Mobile v.4

Hardware Support for Blu-ray 3D and TrueTheater 3D

New 3D technologies require additional hardware to view 3D movie content:

  • HDMI 1.4 enabled 3DTV
    • Eye wear: Active shutter glasses
    • Supported Hardware: HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV
    • Supported Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 series
    • Integrated Graphics: 2nd generation Intel Core processors
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision
  • 120Hz Frame-sequential 3D LCD (NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready)
    • Native format: 120 fps left and right
    • Eye wear: Active shutter glasses (NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit)
    • Supported Hardware: Asus G51J-SZ028V, Acer GD245HQ, Acer GD235HZ
  • 3D Polarizer LCD
    • Native format: row-interleaved
    • Eye wear: Polarized glasses
    • Supported Hardware: Zalman ZM-M220W, Acer 5738DG (Notebook)
  • 3D Ready HDTV (DLP)
    • Native format: checkerboard
    • Eye wear: Active shutter glasses
    • Supported Hardware: Mitsubishi 1080p DLP HDTV, Samsung 3D Ready DLP HDTV

HD Audio Compatible Sound Card and Codec List

  • Realtek ALC679X (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-6 channels)
  • Realtek ALC898 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-8 channels)
  • Realtek ALC899 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-8 channels)
  • Realtek ALC672 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-6 channels)
  • Realtek ALC885 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-channels or 96kHz/24bit 4-8 channels)
  • Realtek ALC889 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 2-channels or 96kHz/24bit 4-8 channels)
  • Realtek ALC669 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 6 channels)
  • Realtek ALC670 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 6 channels)
  • Realtek ALC892 (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8 channels)
  • VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT1818S codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8-channels)
  • VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT1828S codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8-channels)
  • VIA EnvyHD Vinyl VT2020 codec (support up to 192kHz/24bit 8-channels)
  • Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD (supports HDMI 1.3a bit-stream lossless pass-through)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 Series graphics cards supporting lossless pass-through
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 Series graphics cards supporting lossless pass-through
  • Intel Core i3/i5/i7 with integrated audio and graphics

System Requirements

The system requirements for CyberLink PowerDVD vary depending on the movie content you are watching.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP SP3* (Windows XP Service Pack 3 is required)

Processor (CPU)

Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback

  • Blu-ray Disc playback: Pentium 4 541 (3.2 GHz), Athlon 64 X2 3800+, AMD Fusion E-series & C-series or above
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: Pentium D 950 (3.0GHz), AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or above
  • DVD playback: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), Athlon 64 2800+ (1.8 GHz), AMD Fusion E-series & C-series or above

Blu-ray 3D with Hardware Acceleration

  • Intel Pentium D 950 (3.0GHz), AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (2.4GHz) or above

Blu-ray 3D without Hardware Acceleration

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66GHz), AMD Phenom 9450 (2.10GHz) or above


Graphics Processor (GPU)

Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback

  • Blu-ray Disc playback: Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT or above
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or above

Note: We strongly recommend that you update your graphics card driver to the latest version. 3D display devices are required for TrueTheater 3D playback. To support NVIDIA CUDA optimization for TrueTheater HD technology, make sure your system uses GeForce 9500 GT graphics or above. To Support AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing for TrueTheater HD technology, make sure your system uses AMD Radeon HD 4800, 5700, 5800 or 6800 series.

  • DVD playback: AGP or PCI Express graphic accelerator supporting DirectX 9.0 or above

Blu-ray 3D with Hardware Acceleration

  • Intel Graphic Media Accelerator HD (Intel Core i3/i5), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series and GeForce GT 240/320/330/340, AMD Radeon HD 6000 and 6000M series with UVD 3 support

Blu-ray 3D without Hardware Acceleration

  • Intel G45, AMD Radeon HD2400, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT or above.

Memory

Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback

  • Blu-ray Disc playback (including Blu-ray 3D): 2 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 1 GB required for Windows XP
  • DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: 1 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 512 MB required for Windows XP

Hard Disk Space

  • 300 MB for product installation

Display Device

Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and TrueTheater 3D Playback

  • For Blu-ray titles with AACS and DVD titles with CPRM playback, PowerDVD 13 only allows output to display devices using DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connector in order to be compliant with copy protection (HDCP).
  • For other DVD and Blu-ray Disc playback: HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output
  • TrueTheater 3D playback: 3D display and 3D glasses required. HDCP compliant display for digital output. TV or computer monitor for analog output

Blu-ray 3D with or without Hardware Acceleration

  • 3D display and 3D glasses are required (NVIDIA 3D Vision, 3D Ready HDTV, HDMI 1.4-enabled TV, Micro-polarizer LCD or Anaglyph Red/Cyan Glasses). HDCP compliant display for digital output

*PowerDVD with NVIDIA 3D Vision is not supported under Windows XP


Disc Drive

  • Blu-ray Disc playback: BD-ROM/BD-RE or Super Multi Blu combo disc drive
  • DVD and TrueTheater 3D playback: DVD-ROM, DVD+-R/RW, DVD-RAM or DVD Super Multi combo disc drive

Microphone

  • A microphone is required for recording voice-overs in Movie Remix mode

Internet Connection

  • Internet connection required for initial software activation, MoovieLive service and download music 7digital music store

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Review

  • "PowerDVD delivers new dimensions in the way you will enjoy your movies."

    - Burn World, USA
  • "The best DVD playback software on the market."

    - Tweak Town, Australia
  • "PowerDVD 13 adds several fun and useful features to PowerDVD 11, while still maintaining the high quality of the essential features."

    - Digital Digest, USA
  • "CyberLink's PowerDVD has always been one of the coolest, and most versatile playback applications. Today, it got even more versatile"

    - CNET Blog, USA
  • "If you're a film-nut and want to spill your beans on a dedicated website then PowerDVD 13 has got to be the way to go, and this is even truer if you're into your High-Definition content."

    - bit-tech.net
  • "All in all it looks great, and in time when the MoovieLive website gets going it can probably only get better."

    - Fudzilla.com, UK
  • "Perhaps the most interesting aspect is the "Movie Remix" feature, which lets you re-edit your DVDs by cutting and rearranging movie scenes."

    - PC Pro, UK

Compatible


PowerDVD 13 Ultra supports blue ray disc

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