PowerDVD 16 details appear online – no Ultra HD Blu-ray support

Cyberlink has silently put up a list of new features for PowerDVD 16, the latest version of its popular media player. Most striking is not a feature that’s on the list, but a feature that’s missing, support for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. Apparently Cyberlink has chosen not to support this new format yet. Nevertheless, the new PowerDVD release is packed with other new features.

PowerDVD 16

TV mode is the successor of PowerDVD Cinema mode and aims to provide an easier and intuitive interface for users who wish to watch movies on bigger screens. PowerDVD 16 also makes it possible to cast video, audio and photos to several devices. Here is the full list of new features in PowerDVD 16.

  • All new TV mode* that helps you recreate a cinema experience in your own home.
  • Cast media* to a Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku device.
  • Play media on extended Miracast-certified devices and displays connected via an HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, D-Sub connection.*
  • An improved TrueTheater algorithm for even smarter and sharper enhancements.
  • Play protected video content stored on SeeQVault* enabled devices.
  • Resume playback on video files in the My Computer tab and access to Windows “Favorites” folder.
  • Import personal settings and existing media library when updating from previous version.
  • DSD (Direct-Stream Digital) audio* output support.
  • Support for the FLAC audio codec and MVC 3D codec for MKV video files.
  • Extract audio* from multiple video files at once, or an entire video folder.
  • VobSub embedded subtitle support for MKV and MP4 video, and compressed external PGS subtitles for MKV files.

Features marked with a * are not available in some versions of CyberLink PowerDVD. There will be four versions of CyberLink PowerDVD 16: Live, Ultra, Pro, and the Standard version. The software will be available for Windows 7,  Windows 8(.1) and Windows 10.


Get Power DVD 16

A trial download of PowerDVD 16.0.1510.60 is available here (163 MB). You can use  PowerDVD 16 offline but it requires that you connect to the internet at least once every 30 days to ensure your subscription is still active (in case you have one).

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