Thursday, May 24, 2007

PowerDVD Ultra supports AMD UVD Technology on Radeon HD 2000 Series

Direct copy-paste from afterdawn :p

Cyberlink Corp. has announced that its HD playback software, PowerDVD Ultra, now supports AMD UVD Unified Video Decoder technology on the newly released ATI Radeon HD 2400 series and ATI Radeon 2600 series graphics cards. PowerDVD Ultra supports playback of Blu-ray Discs, HD DVDs, and DVDs, and now offers support for AMD UVD Technology ensuring a high-quality playback experience with minimal power consumption on both Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

With support for AMD UVD features like VC-1, MPEG-4 H.264 CABAC (Context-based Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding), Motion Compensation and iDCT (Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform), both desktop PC and notebook users will be able to enjoy enhanced video quality with incredibly low CPU consumption.

"CyberLink is delighted to work with AMD to deliver the best high-quality video playback possible with PowerDVD Ultra optimized for the latest ATI Radeon HD2000 series graphics cards," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp. "This is indeed a great success for both AMD and CyberLink to satisfy the growing demand for high-definition video performance within the mainstream PC market."

"We built UVD just for applications like PowerDVD Ultra," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager of AMD's Graphics Products Group. "We've provided the technology that enables high-quality playback with very low power consumption - ideal for notebooks or silent media center applications - and Cyberlink provides a sophisticated, easy to use application for the user."

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