? That's the format that the Blu-ray Disc Association was trumpeting
during this year's Computex trade show, though 3D Blu-ray seems to have stolen the spotlight since. We doubt that it'll remain that way for too long, though. With multi-media swelling larger and 1080p content become more pervasive, there's a growing need for more storage. Changing formats entirely is usually too much of a system shock for consumers, so the BDA is trying to squeeze more onto less, so to speak.
BDXL is a multi-layer recordable Blu-ray format with up to 128GB of capacity, and while it's not on the market yet, companies are racing to get this type of media out to those who are already running out of space. And before you can actually do anything with the media, you'll need accompanying software that knows how to handle a brand new format. And that's where CyberLink comes in.
The software outfit has this week release Power2Go 7, which is recognized as the first BDXL burning software to be announced. With this new software, users will be able to turn up to four layers of data totaling 128GB onto a single Blu-ray Disc. In the future, CyberLink
plans to add BDXL capabilities to PowerDVD, PowerDirector, PowerProducer, and MediaShow. So, now that you've got the software, what about the actual discs? We're sure they'll be hitting the market soon, for a premium price that you'll probably scoff at.
CyberLink Releases Power2Go 7, the First BDXL™ Burning Software
TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today announced support for the latest Blu-ray™ Disc technology BDXL™. Released by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) in June 2010, BDXL is a multi-layer recordable Blu-ray format with up to 128GB of capacity. CyberLink Power2Go 7, launched last month, is the first BDXL-compatible software application in the market with further CyberLink product lines to follow shortly.
“CyberLink is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of Blu-ray Disc advancements and works closely with the BDA to ensure support across our broad range of software applications”
Support for BDXL means users of CyberLink’s media burning software, Power2Go 7, are now able to burn up to 4 layers of data totaling 128GB on a single Blu-ray Disc, opening up exciting new content storage and archiving possibilities. CyberLink’s long-term focus on providing support for Blu-ray Disc technology developments will see products including PowerDVD, PowerDirector, PowerProducer, and MediaShow introduce BDXL format compatibility in the near future.
“CyberLink is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of Blu-ray Disc advancements and works closely with the BDA to ensure support across our broad range of software applications,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “The release of BDXL marks an important step in the continued growth of the Blu-ray market and CyberLink software compatibility allows our customers to enjoy the full benefits of the new specification.”