Windows 8 Metro apps coming from Cyberlink

Windows 8 may be several months away from its final release, but more software companies are already pledging to support Microsoft's next operating system with Windows 8 version of their programs. At CES 2012 today, Cyberlink announced plans to offer three of its programs for Windows 8, all of which will be adapted to work on the Metro touch screen interface.

The software programs include PowerDVD Metro, the Windows 8 version of Cyberlink's popular DVD software player. The company also announced YouCam Metro, which will be used in Windows 8 for capturing video via desktop and notebook PC video cameras. The software can also be used to create "a wide range of fun effects with auto Face Tracking technology, and use CyberLink’s FaceMe face recognition to tag their photos."

Finally, Cyberlink announced PowerDirector Metro, which will offer Windows 8 users a easy way to edit videos and slide shows in the new operating system.

Cyberlink has not announced a release date or a price point for any of their Windows 8 Metro programs but are previewing all three software applications at their CES 2012 software suite at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel.

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VLC can play blu ray fine, not directly but you just browse blu ray disc and find your movie file inside Stream folder and done. VLC could add full support for blu ray but i think it is copyright or some issue.

techguy77 said,
Thank God there is ArcSoft.

Yes, ArcSoft is so much better. Im glad I purchased that instead of PowerDVD. Version 5 even has an app for remote controlling via android or iPhone.

techguy77 said,
Thank God there is ArcSoft.

ArcSoft is pretty good for basic files but point it to a folder of tagged movies and the thing choaks worse than media center on a umpc

Hold on, I though bluestacks said their software meant no one needed to make software for Windows 8. Maybe they should get on the phone to Cyberlink and let them know.....

Anthonyd said,
So we'll have to pay a hundred dollar again for a new UI ?

Yeah, because they're forcing you to purchase the next version. They'll kill some puppies if you don't.

TCLN Ryster said,

Yeah, because they're forcing you to purchase the next version. They'll kill some puppies if you don't.


But why puppies and not kitties?

ToDo for Cyberlink

1) Modify your MP4 splitter to allow subtitles and multiple streams
2) Get rid of the ugly neon tabs in PowerDVD11
3) Make the media center mode useful by allowing it to playback files not disks
4) Let me turn off the lame "device remote control" feature and tab.
5) Remove all the useless social networking crap .

Of course i hope Windows 8 solves the need for such applications by rebuilding media player & media foundation with built in MP4 tag support like in Windows 7's explorer and subtitle/multi stream support.

It is 2012 after all.

PhilT said,
ToDo for Cyberlink

1) Modify your MP4 splitter to allow subtitles and multiple streams
2) Get rid of the ugly neon tabs in PowerDVD11
3) Make the media center mode useful by allowing it to playback files not disks
4) Let me turn off the lame "device remote control" feature and tab.
5) Remove all the useless social networking crap .

Of course i hope Windows 8 solves the need for such applications by rebuilding media player & media foundation with built in MP4 tag support like in Windows 7's explorer and subtitle/multi stream support.

It is 2012 after all.

One person's "useless" is another person's "useful". Just because you don't like or need a particular feature, doesn't mean others don't. The remote feature for instance I actually find quite useful for controlling my Blu-Ray playback from my Android phone while sitting back in my chair without having to faff with the mouse.

And neon? The tabs are multi-coloured for sure (blue, green, yellow, brown, purple)... but you'd have to have really bizarre eyesight to think they are neon. Far from it, the colours are actually fairly subdued, certainly not garish or in your face.

Lastly for the record... nobody is forcing you to input your facebook details into the app. Don't like the feature? Then don't use it.

PhilT said,
ToDo for Cyberlink
1) Modify your MP4 splitter to allow subtitles and multiple streams
3) Make the media center mode useful by allowing it to playback files not disks.

These 2 features are seen as useful for piracy, hence no support for licensed software.

I hope so, too. However, with the MetroUI being more targeted to the touchscreen tablets, I doubt they will focus on something without a Blu-ray drive...

funkydude said,
I hope appending the name "metro" to everything doesn't become the new "in", will get tiresome real quick.

Yeah. If they all do that, it'll be worse than when they affixed "3D" to film names during the 3D film craze.