This week Cyberlink released the latest version of its popular movie and media player, PowerDVD 17. With the launch comes several new features one of which is virtual reality (VR) support for PC headsets and 360-degree videos.
PowerDVD 17 is now compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) allowing user to play immersive videos using the flagship software. They can also Play & Pin YouTube 360 and 3D-360 content.
PowerDVD generally comes with most PC’s pre-installed so most people should have come across it at some point. But to get the most out of the software – and to unlock the major features – you’ll still need to pay. There are three versions available with lifetime license, the Ultra edition of PowerDVD 17 retails for $99.95 USD/£79.99 GBP, then there’s PowerDVD 17 Pro at $79.95/£59.99 and lastly PowerDVD 17 Standard for $59.95/£44.99. PowerDVD Live comes in two subscription formats, $44.99/£34.99 – 12 month or $14.99/£11.99 – 3 month subscription.
To access the VR and 360-degree features you’ll need PowerDVD 17 Ultra or PowerDVD Live.
“Since day one, PowerDVD has been about bringing people a premium media experience built on technological advancements and innovations they won’t find anywhere else,” said Dr. Jau Huang, Chairman and CEO of CyberLink in a statement. “With PowerDVD 17 people can expect to enjoy leaps in quality—along with entirely new viewing adventures—that they’ve never seen before, making it a must-have addition for everyone looking to maximize the potential of their new PCs and TVs.”
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