CyberLink MediaEspresso

CyberLink MediaEspresso

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 10 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0
File Size:
1004.96KB
Date Added:
July 24, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
47,456
Downloads Last Week:
40
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

CyberLink MediaEspresso costs more than many similar tools, but you get what you pay for: A sophisticated yet easy-to-use media converter that can handle most files and devices, including Apple, Android, and Windows smartphones, tablets, and media players, and popular game consoles, too. Plenty of tools can convert media files, including some capable freeware. MediaEspresso offers a robust, do-it-all capability in a streamlined interface, plus supports the latest graphics cards, multithread conversion, and direct upload to social media. CyberLink Media Espresso is free to try for 30 days (or 50 conversion runs) and costs $39.95.

We dragged a Flash video into the program's handy desktop widget, selected the file in MediaEspresso's main window (you can convert batches, too) and then clicked the smartphone icon. We selected our phone's brand from a long list, configured the output file type, quality, and other options on a properties sheet, and clicked "Convert." One neat touch: clicking the video rotated the main window into a media player that displayed our converted video full-size, not as a mere preview pane.

CyberLink MediaEspresso's top-quality user interface, beginner tutorials, and device-oriented conversion process make for a program that a wide range of users can manage, with ease; in fact, that may be its chief recommendation over similar but less expensive (or free) software: We hesitate to use the word "foolproof," partly because no software is, but MediaEspresso goes out of its way to make things easy for users who have A) a computer; B) a smartphone; and C) some media files they'd like to move from A to B; but really don't want to attain a deeper understanding of the process, thank you very much! In the end, it seems to be a matter of cost vs. convenience: MediaEspresso isn't free, and it isn't small, and its footprint is larger than freeware that does much the same thing. But if you're intimidated or put off by stripped-down apps or tools that seem to assume more software skills than you're prepared to cop to, CyberLink MediaEspresso is well worth its free tryout.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.7.

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  • 1 stars

    "TERRIBLY ANNOYING. BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD"

    March 12, 2014   |   By computerPro90

    Version: CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.7

    Pros

    not applicable.

    Cons

    all in all horrible product

    Summary

    do not download this garbage

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  • 1 stars

    "So limited and over-priced for what it is."

    September 03, 2013   |   By ejmurray117

    Version: CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.7

    Pros

    For me there are no pros

    Cons

    It's of no use to me whatsoever, because there are less than minimal options

    Summary

    By way of example, I wanted a DivX file with MP3 audio, because this pairing is the only AVI that will play on a DVD RW in my Sony DVD player/recorder. The only audio option available is "Dolby Digital", which means I get a completely silent movie.

    I got this program free when I purchased a Power Director upgrade, but there is no way that I would ever pay for MediaEspresso.
    As someone has already pointed out, there are free converters out there that give multiple options for video and audio, and I'll stick with Any Video Converter Free, or AVS, one that I didn't mind paying for.

    How Cyberlink has the nerve to charge people big bucks, or even any bucks, for the mediocre MediaEspresso, is beyond me.

    I consider that the program functions are about 5% of what they actually should be, and that Cyberlink could have done an awful lot better.

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  • 1 stars

    "cyberjunk dont buy"

    February 21, 2012   |   By johnnycod51

    Version: CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5

    Pros

    good advertised features

    Cons

    tech support is a joke

    Summary

    Unless you pay $30 for a couple months of tech support you can talk to nobody. I just wanted all the features of my legal and paid for cyberlink program to work and there is a activation issue. There is no number to call, not even for sales, and it is very apparent through thier email support system responses they could care less. That is if you get a response. If they made a good product don't you think they wouldn't be afraid to help thier customers?

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  • 1 stars

    "very slow and limited"

    June 01, 2011   |   By alex_2350

    Version: CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5

    Pros

    UI looks good.

    Cons

    It is extremely slow in comparison to pretty much any other converter that I used.
    Not many options either?

    Summary

    There are much better converters available as freeware?

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  • 4 stars

    "Great offer, 25% off"

    January 23, 2011   |   By sparklestar11

    Version: CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5

    Pros

    I found the right product for a reasonable price.
    I got discount offer from this link www.software.com/CyberLink-MediaEspresso-10621-1

    Cons

    I'm currently using Windows 7 (64-bit) and have had no problems with this software other than it does not meet certain needs.

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  • 4 stars

    "High performance at a reasonable price"

    January 16, 2011   |   By kolio59

    Version: CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5

    Pros

    Very usefull product! I can make a lot of things from one place.
    It's 25% off, great price.

    Cons

    The technical info on the site is not easy to undestand.

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  • 5 stars

    "Useful produce"

    August 10, 2010   |   By monzing

    Version: Media Espresso 6.0

    Pros

    Iit's easy to use and it's really useful.

    Cons

    no cons, it's ok.

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  • 3 stars

    "Easy to use. Performance not as expected."

    January 16, 2010   |   By joesmie

    Version: MediaShow Espresso 5.0.1022

    Pros

    A very simple to use interface.

    Cons

    Enabling ATI Streams acceleration of transcoding to MPEG4 AVC does not provide a speed advantage.

    Additional flexibility of encoder quality would be very helpful.

    Summary

    Transcoding speed is significantly slower than provided by the ATI AVIVO converte,r which is free with the graphics card. Enabling hardware acceleration provides no improvement in performance, despite significant GPU usage (as shown in the ATI Catalyst control center activity monitor)

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  • 5 stars

    "Another great product from Cyberlink"

    December 01, 2009   |   By FleetCommand

    Version: MediaShow Espresso 5.0.1022

    Pros

    Easy to use and fast, it provides support media conversion into a small number of popularly used file formats.

    Cons

    I'm not sure whether its size is appropriate for such a software or not, but I neglect this disadvantage. Perhaps it should have supported a wider range of media format.

    Summary

    Definitely recommended.

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  • 5 stars

    "a great program"

    June 25, 2009   |   By slvrmighty.co.za

    Version: MediaShow Espresso 5.0

    Pros

    a fast converter.

    Cons

    can not convert flv files.

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