Cyberlink are adding 7digital’s music store to the forthcoming version 12 of PowerDVD, you will be able to browse and purchase DRM-free music directly from PowerDVD and then sync sings ti mobile devices. It looks like Cyberlink are trying to push PowerDVD as an all in one media solution rather than just a DVD player. A good idea or is it bloating the product?
The image is of their new Metro style PowerDVD, more on that later when I get a demo
CyberLink and 7digital Announce Partnership to Bring Online Music to PowerDVD
London — January 11, 2012—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today announced partnership with 7digital, a leading digital media company, to bring online music to CyberLink’s flagship playback software PowerDVD, in its forthcoming version 12.
The cooperation will make over 17 million DRM-free music available in PowerDVD. Users can purchase their favorite music from major record labels, such as Universal, Warner Music, Sony Music and EMI, in PowerDVD’s 7digital music store directly, and sync the songs to their mobile devices, or download directly from mobile devices.
“We are delighted to partner with 7digital to provide consumers with more choices and convenience to access millions of high-quality music via PowerDVD,” saidAlice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “With the addition of PowerDVD music store, PowerDVD takes further steps to enhance user experience of the universal player.”
“We are continuing to see demand for access to music on all devices,” said Ben Drury, 7digital CEO. “With the upcoming launch of PowerDVD 7digital music store, we are excited to see the realization of our vision to provide anytime anywhere access to music for consumers.”
The PowerDVD music integration uses the 7digital API (application programming interface), which allows partners to access 7digital’s catalogue and build bespoke music download services. 7digital has a fully licensed catalogue of over 17 million tracks in MP3 format, the broadest geographical reach of any MP3 download service.. It provides access to the latest releases, as well as an extensive catalogue of some of the greatest music ever recorded across all musical genres.
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs, CEs and mobile devices through the use of video editing software, video player software, and other multimedia solutions. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: top-5 desktop and notebook providers, optical drive manufacturers and graphic-card makers. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Disc playback and creation; digital home entertainment; and touch-enabled media solution. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink’s worldwide headquarters is located in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink’s website at www.cyberlink.com.