If you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray internal optical drive for your desktop, chances are it comes bundled with PowerDVD from Cyberlink. The company's media playback software has been popular in both desktop and laptop PCs running Windows.
On Thursday, however, CyberLink announced to extend the realm to support Netbooks and Nettops--the budget laptop and desktop computers designed to run the Linux operating system. The new Linux software applications include PowerDVD Linux and PowerCinema Linux.
PowerDVD Linux is derived from Cyberlink's movie player, PowerDVD, and supports DVD Video playback with menu navigation, subtitles, and video rewind and fast-forward. PowerDVD Linux incorporates CyberLink TrueTheaterT Lighting for automatic video lighting enhancement, and support for CyberLink TrueTheaterT Surround and Dolby audio technology.
CyberLink PowerCinema Linux, on the other hand, is an all-in-one media player for the Linux operating system that can handle DVDs, video files, music files, photos, and even manage portable and plug-in devices. The application supports a wide range of video formats, including ASF, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DAT, and AVI.
The two new applications will be made available via OEM licensing. Currently, it's unclear if they will be available in retail versions.