Reprinted from a CyberLink press release:

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for the Digital Home, and associate member of the HD DVD Promotion Group, today announced strategic support for high-definition DVD in its entertainment and burning product range.

CyberLink has already released technology based on the key HD DVD video compression format MPEG-4 AVC, launching video encoding and decoding software CyberLink PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition. CyberLink PowerDVD 6, the leading software for DVD playback on the PC, also supports playback of MPEG-4 AVC files.

CyberLink will implement broader support for HD DVD playback across its entertainment products PowerDVD and PowerCinema, and support for HD DVD throughout its leading DVD authoring and burning products PowerProducer and Power2Go.

"HD DVD will soon become one of the mainstream standards for quality video, and CyberLink has already implemented core technologies supporting the HD DVD format with playback, capturing and conversion of files," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "Our next step is full support for HD DVD playback, authoring and burning through our latest DVD solutions, keeping our customers up to date with the latest digital video trends."

The HD DVD Promotion Group includes leading movie studios, as well as consumer electronics and PC companies. The HD DVD format represents a major increase in the capacity and quality of DVD content, by providing up to 60 GB or 16 hours of high-definition video content on a double-side double-layer ROM disc. Content is read using new blue-laser technology. The DVD Forum has also defined specifications for HD DVD-Rewritable discs, requiring 20 GB of capacity on a single-sided, single-layer DVD.

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