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PowerDVD unable to play UHD-BD video

Summary: Information about a Cyberlink PowerDVD issue. PowerDVD doesn't play UHD-BD videos on PCs with certain hardware profiles.

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The following article provides information about a Cyberlink PowerDVD issue. PowerDVD does not play UHD-BD videos on PCs with certain hardware profiles.


 

PowerDVD does not play any Ultra HD Blu-ray videos

 

PowerDVD users cannot play any Ultra HD Blu-ray (UHD-BD) formatted video on systems using Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX). This issue occurred on all versions of PowerDVD on August 17, 2019.

Intel:

Intel recommends you do not use SGX on Intel Comet Lake and Rocket Lake platforms, as it will not be supported by Intel going forward.

Dell PowerDVD:

Cyberlink advised that Intel has removed SGX support and that the UHD-BD format is no longer supportable.

Cyberlink:

PowerDVD versions 18 and 19 are the current products and they will not be updated for UHD-BD function removal. UHD-BD playback is a hardware dependent feature. As it depends on whether SGX is presented. If the hardware or SGX is not supported, then the feature will not work.

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(Figure.1 Supported formats)


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Resolution

 

Resolution

 

This is a known issue, that Intel, and Cyberlink acknowledge impacts PowerDVD for the UHD-BD format. This issue occurs on any PC which uses PowerDVD and has the affected hardware profile.

If you have a system that uses the Comet or Rocket Lake platform or uses the Intel SGX hardware, PowerDVD will not run any UHD-BD videos. This is the software working as designed.


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Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

3

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Solution