PowerDVD XP4.0 now available
CyberLink has released the successor version to the popular soft DVD player PowerDVD 3.0. The new version with the number 4.0 also includes the now obligatory suffix 'XP' and the new Microsoft operating system is actually supported.
Furthermore, all older versions of Windows from the OSR2 service release of Windows95 or SP5 for WindowsNT will also be able to benefit from the new playback software. CyberLink itself specifies a PII with 350MHz as the minimum requirement, which is perhaps a little optimistic. Most computers should be able to provide 64MB RAM, 40MB hard disk space and a DirectDraw overlay capable graphics card without any problems in order to be able to enjoy the numerous, partly new delicacies that CyberLink is promoting here. There is also a badly trimmed trial version, but here there are only 5 minutes of audio and half an hour of video. The prices have washed up, for the DeLuxe edition, which really has the new audio features, you will be asked to pay for just under 75 US dollars. The standard version is not a great temptation for audiophiles, as it lacks many of the Dolby cinema standards.