CyberLink Releases MPEG-4 AVC (H.264 ) encoding

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CyberLink Releases MPEG-4 AVC Encoding Software to the Consumer Market -- PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC

Taipei, Taiwan----Dec. 17th, 2004----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a leading developer of digital video software and training solutions today released PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition, the consumer application to capture and convert video using the H.264 standard.

PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition sets a new benchmark for video compression by dramatically improving the compression ratio of files without the visible image loss associated with traditional compression techniques.

CyberLink ‘s own testing reduced a 1-hour, 88 GB uncompressed digital video clip into an H.264 file only 879 MB in size. The compression ratio achieved was 102:1, with the compressed video reduced to only 1% of its original size.

MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), also know as MPEG-4 part 10, has already been included by the DVD Forum as a mandatory capability of players for the HD-DVD format. Blu-ray DVDs will also incorporate the H.264 standard.
¡§CyberLink PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition is for anyone who is looking for a way to capture and compress video while retaining the quality of their original files,¡¨ said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. ¡§By converting files to the H.264 format, users can save huge amounts of storage space, whether storing on a hard disk, posting files on the Internet, or burning data to DVDs.¡¨
CyberLink PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC also delivers the following breakthrough features:
- Superb Video Quality and Advanced Compression
The MPEG-4 AVC standard achieves substantial superiority of video quality when files are compressed. PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition therefore delivers higher quality video even at low bit rates.

- Broad Support for Existing Video Formats
PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition allows video conversion from popular video formats, including: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, VOB, and DV-AVI. It also supports the converting of DVD video files with Dolby Digital* audio, letting users convert movie discs into MPEG-4 AVC format including audio.

- Prepared for Next-Generation Video Content
The release of PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition prepares OEM customers for the widespread introduction of products and services based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) format, including transmission of TV over DSL connections and digital terrestrial TV, the transmission of multiple high-definition video programs via satellite or cable services, and video transmission via mobile phone systems.

- Easy Previewing and Quick Conversion of Video Files
PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition features DV QuickScan, a CyberLink video technology that greatly improves the speed and ease of digital video capturing. Multiple options allow users to customize their video profiles according to their specific needs.

Availability:
PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition is now available on CyberLink online store at USD 39.95/ Euros 34.99 at
http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/cyberstore/product_order.jsp?ProdId=89
Detailed product information can be found at
http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/products/powerencoder/index.jsp

About CyberLink Corp.
Founded in 1995, CyberLink Corp. is a world leader and pioneer in providing integrated solutions for the Digital Home. The products are categorized into two major lines: Digital Multimedia Solutions and Training Solutions. Digital Multimedia Solutions includes products focused on media creation technologies that capture, edit, author and record all types of media, and entertainment products that allow enjoyment of high quality media on the PC through state-of-the-art audio-video technologies. These award-winning applications are ideal solutions for turning today ‘s mainstream computers into home theaters and digital video centers. The company ‘s Training Solutions include authoring tools for creating training content and building training management systems that offer an easy and cost effective way to deliver training over corporate intranets or the Internet. As a result of the company ‘s solid growth and profitability, CyberLink became a public company in October 2000 and is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (5203.TW). To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region including Japan. CyberLink ‘s corporate headquarters is in Taipei. <http://www.gocyberlink.com/> http://www.gocyberlink.com/