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CyberLink Announces Linux HD Video Player

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Published on 09 October 2008 12:38 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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CyberLink's proprietary PowerDVD player has been available on Linux for sometime -- and can even be purchased through the Ubuntu store -- but today they have kicked their Linux support up by a notch or two. They have announced this morning that PowerDVD Linux and PowerCinema are now available for Linux-powered netbooks (such as the ASUS Eee PC 901) and nettops. CyberLink is now supporting the playback of high-definition digital media content on these mobile Linux devices.

CyberLink PowerDVD Linux is their HD video player and CyberLink PowerCinema Linux is their media player that supports DVDs, video files, music, and more. PowerCinema supports playback on Linux of ASF, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DAT, and AVI formats.

These two Linux solutions are available to OEM customers. Hopefully we'll see them appearing on netbooks soon so we can begin watching HD content. This announcement was made today in a CyberLink press release.

In related news, it's expected that this month AMD will bring their UVD2 support to Linux for accelerating more multimedia content on the GPU.

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