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CyberLink has announced the release of PowerDVD 14, a media player for 4K, HD, 3D, Blu-ray.

CyberLink PowerDVD 14 includes many new features:


- support for the H.265/HEVC video codec and ALAC (Apple lossless) audio playback.


- the new RAW and JPEG decoder for faster photo importing and slideshow playback.


- letting you pin YouTube videos so you can play them when you are not connected to the Internet.


- support for video upload to Vimeo or watching Vimeo videos from within the CyberLink PowerDVD user interface.


- playing MP4 video files with embedded subtitles and multiple audio tracks.


- letting you browse through photos and videos in the media library in a calendar view.


- support for MKV files with multiple video tracks.


- letting you change the user interface background by setting the PowerDVD background image.


- letting you use gesture controls with touch screen displays when browsing through media, viewing photos, and during video playback.


- enhanced program support for high DPI displays.


- audio exclusive mode (WASAPI) for improved audio during movie playback.


- improved meta data for music playback, including support for embedded album art for FLAC, APE, OGG audio.
 

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PowerDVD 14.0.3917.58 has one interesting feature:


it detects Cinavia only on Blu-ray discs or BD ISO images mounted to virtual discs.


PowerDVD 14 doesn’t detect Cinavia on BDMV/BDAV folders located on HDD/USB flash drives.
 

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"audio exclusive mode (WASAPI) for improved audio during movie playback."

I thought this was required for copyright reasons.
 

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Audio exclusive mode (audio encryption) has worked with 48kHz (or higher) 24bit LPCM audio (this is an AACS requirement), but not with 48KHz 16bit LPCM (always sent to Windows mixer). Maybe this is improved? Or you can choose WASAPI shared / exclusive mode for any audio stream (e.g. in MKV)?
 

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Are there any PDVD 14 users who upgraded from 13 that can comment what benefits (or lack of) you are seeing? I'm trying to find incentive to update to 14 but just don't see many.
 

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I have upgraded from Power DVD 13 to 14. I believe the Power DVD 14 loads faster and the Blu-Ray movies seem to be crispier and have more contrast than Power DVD 13. The only problem is the Cinevia detection kicked in in Power DVD 14. But I hope AnyDVD will fix it soon.
 

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7.4.6.0 2014 04 15

- New: PowerDVD 14.0.24931.3917 is now supported by AnyDVD's unique Cinavia fix

- New (Blu-ray): Support for new discs

- New (DVD): Support for new discs


Does this version of anydvd not work for you?
 

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No AnyDVD versiorn 7.4.6.0 still does not work. I even have the latest version 7.4.7.0 and the Cinevia issue is still there.
 

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No AnyDVD versiorn 7.4.6.0 still does not work. I even have the latest version 7.4.7.0 and the Cinevia issue is still there.
Looks like they are still trying!!!

7.4.8.0 2014 06 22

- New: The notification icon will turn purple, if AnyDVD's unique.

Cinavia fix is active during playback. If it doesn't turn purple,.

the fix doesn't work correctly.

- New: ArcSoft TMT 6.7.1.199 is now supported by AnyDVD's unique.

Cinavia fix

- New: PowerDVD 14 build 4028 is now supported by AnyDVD's unique.

Cinavia fix

- New: Nero Blu-ray player 12.1.20074 is now supported by AnyDVD's.

unique Cinavia fix

- New: DVD playback with PowerDVD 13 & 14 is now supported by.

AnyDVD's unique Cinavia fix

- Note: PowerDVD 13 build 3919 is already supported by AnyDVD's.

unique Cinavia fix

- New: Added PowerDVD 14 info to logfile

- New (Blu-ray): Support for new discs

- New (Blu-ray): Added information window, if processing a disc.

might take a long time

- Change: Removed firewall rule creation from setup program

- Some minor fixes and improvements

- Updated languages
 

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I am using the Benq w1080st (the short throw cousin of the Benq w1070) projector with my macbook retina pro running windows 8.1. The laptop has passed the hardware requirement test from Cyberlink. I'm using PowerDVD ultra 14. The projector works at 144 Hz, and I am using active shutter glasses that work at 144Hz as well. I've been able to view native 3d blu-rays with no issues whatsoever and the image is fantastic. However the 3D conversion feature on PowerDVD 14 is one that I'd really like to use for 2d blu rays and rips thereof, but it doesn't seem to work. When I press the 3d button, I go get the slightly displaced overlay of two images, that is supposed to create a 3d image, but when I view using my glasses the images are still flat. There is no 3d effect whatsoever. What could I be doing wrong? Any input much appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Sorry to ask this in PowerDVD thread:

If I want to buy Media Player Software for displaying best result for 4k content (with Sony 4K Projector), including 1080p of course.

What is the BEST options I have?
 

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Has anyone tested PDVD 14 with a Dolby Atmos disc? Does it pass atmos correctly?
 

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Has anyone tested PDVD 14 with a Dolby Atmos disc? Does it pass atmos correctly?
I wish I knew the answer to that.

On a side note don't bother upgrading to PowerDVD_14.0.4412.58 if you rely on analog audio for whatever reason as all you will get is static when not bitstreaming.
 

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Cinavia is not a virus, your hardware or software cannot be infected by it. No more than your hardware or software be infected by a built in shutdown button.
 

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Cinavia is not a virus, your hardware or software cannot be infected by it. No more than your hardware or software be infected by a built in shutdown button.
That wording ("virus") is from the SlySoft forum - it's just a "play-on-words". The point is if you have an older BD player (or software) that is not equipped to detect Cinavia you don't have to worry about it (regarding playing your copied your movies).
 

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Yeah, Cinavia requires both a hardware and a software component to work. I wonder why my LG Super Multi Blue HL-DT-ST GGC-H20L drive detects Cinavia...it is a pretty old drive, circa 2007/2008.


EDIT: Ahh, never mind. In the PC world, the hardware is not required as a component, only software. That is why you cannot use a specific disc drive and bypass it altogether...at least according to Chevron from SlySoft - and he would know.


True that in general all bd players produced after feb 1st, 2012 require cinavia. For standalones that is.
However since OP asks about computer drives. it's the pc SOFTWARE players that (OP asks about computer internal/external drives) need to have cinavia support, it's pretty safe to assume computer drives will not need cinavia support. Probably no space in a drive for the extra internal hardware needed for it.
https://forum.slysoft.com/showthrea...-amp-firware-with-Cinavia&p=364782#post364782
 

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Yeah, Cinavia requires both a hardware and a software component to work. I wonder why my LG Super Multi Blue HL-DT-ST GGC-H20L drive detects Cinavia...it is a pretty old drive, circa 2007/2008.


EDIT: Ahh, never mind. In the PC world, the hardware is not required as a component, only software. That is why you cannot use a specific disc drive and bypass it altogether...at least according to Chevron from SlySoft - and he would know.



https://forum.slysoft.com/showthrea...-amp-firware-with-Cinavia&p=364782#post364782
Bummer. So PowerDVD with an "older" drive won't do any good.
Are there any software players that can handle 3D and don't have Cinavia?
I use JRiver for 2D movies, so that's not a problem but JRiver doesn't do 3D.
 

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If you can find an older version of the software players you will be good - or you can buy a lifetime subscription to AnyDVD HD. I would recommend the AnyDVD HD route - you are always covered then. I know WinDVD 11.0 (not the current 11.6 version) is not Cinavia aware.
 
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