CyberLink PowerDVD is a commercial media player for Microsoft Windows and Linux. Several editions of the software are sold including “Ultra”, “Deluxe” and “Standard”. All editions support the viewing of DVD but only the Ultra edition supports Blu-ray playback.
The product is distributed on physical media or by download from the Cyberlink website. PowerDVD is often bundled with a variety of PC systems and peripherals (particularly optical drives).
HD DVD support was included in some versions of PowerDVD 7 but was removed from PowerDVD 8 because it is now an obsolete medium. It can be re-enabled in the original retail version of PowerDVD 8 through a workaround. Cyberlink advises users who want to keep HD DVD playback to buy the Ultra editions of PowerDVD 7 and 8 which can be installed together on the same system.
A Linux version of PowerDVD was available at the Canonical Ltd. store, but is no more.