CyberLink PowerDVD ups protection of recordable media

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CyberLink PowerDVD Ups
Protection of Recordable Media.
The world’s first DVD software
supporting Content Protection
for Recordable Media on the PC

CyberLink Corp., a leading developer of digital
video software and e-learning solutions, announced today its flagship product,
CyberLink PowerDVD, is the world’s first DVD software to support Content
Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) on the PC. Users will now be able to
watch their CPRM-standard discs on their computers using PowerDVD.

Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) is a
hardware technology designed to enforce “copy-once only” restrictions. Through
built-in mechanisms on the storage media users are prevented from further disc

As awareness increases for the protection of
recorded media, PowerDVD offers a legitimate means to play CPRM-standard discs
on their PCs, while protecting the rights of content owners through the
prevention of repeated duplication.

Copy-once programs and CPRM are already common
among DVD/HDD recorders in Japan. Until now, discs recorded to the CPRM standard
could only be played on the original consumer DVD recorder (standalone DVD
player) used to create the disc, and were not able to be played on a PC.
CyberLink solves this problem by delivering the world’s first solution for
playing CPRM media discs on a computer. PowerDVD allows greater flexibility
while preventing unauthorized use of copyright and is currently the only DVD
solution that supports CPRM on the PC.

“PowerDVD is already highly acclaimed because of
its superior technological features,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink.
“With our world-first support of CPRM, we continue to lead in the area of
content protection by letting PowerDVD users enjoy their CPRM discs on their own

About PowerDVD 5

PowerDVD is the world’s leading DVD software player. The new release PowerDVD
5 features breakthrough technologies to deliver a theater-like DVD experience on
a PC or notebook. The new technologies include: CLEV™ to enhance color and
contrast of movies displayed on LCDs; CLPV™, which easily adjusts wide screen
movies into full screen (4:3) display or vice versa with minimal distortion; and
CLMEI™, which converts 2-channel audio and output to multi-channel speakers for
a surround sound effect. Other new features for interactivity and personalized
viewing experience can be found at

About CyberLink Corp.

Founded in 1995, CyberLink Corp. is a world leader and pioneer
in bringing advanced digital video and audio software applications to market.
The products are categorized into two major lines: Digital Multimedia Solutions
and Traing Solutions. Digital Multimedia Solutions includes Media Creation
Products focusing on media creation by advancing technologies to capture, edit,
author and record all types of media, and Digital Entertainment products
providing high quality media enjoyment on the PC by perfecting state-of-the-art
audio-video technologies. These award-winning software applications are ideal
solutions for turning today’s mainstream computers into home theaters and
digital video centers. The company’s Training Solutions include authoring tools
for creating training content and training management systems that offer an easy
and cost effective way to deliver and manage training programs over corporate
intranets or the Internet. As a result of the company’s solid growth and
profitability, CyberLink became a public company in October, 2000 and is listed
on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). To keep up with market
demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific
region including Japan. CyberLink’s worldwide headquarters are in Taipei and the
company website is:

Source: CyberLink