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CyberLink Power2Go Essential

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 130 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    807,738
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 15, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $69.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    387
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #19 in CD Burners

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual 195MB download.

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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 130 votes

    • 5 star 39
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 45
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1 stars

"Paid Version is Bad!"

July 12, 2013  |  By Greg_Turnbull

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

Not many, but essentials version will work with the right media in the right drive under XP/W7 if you are careful...

Cons

I upgraded from the free to the paid version (media suite) AND LOST the ability to burn BD-Rs!!!
You need to be very careful during a BD-R burn, do not exceed the media speed rating (much), do not work on the PC at the same time (at least until the verify stage & not disk intensive), always verify burns, do not touch the wrong side of the media, etc.
Use under W8 can be an issue. Stick with the free version on XP/W7 if you must or try ImgBurn,et al. Cyberlink are v. unhelpful...

Summary

DO NOT PAY FOR THIS!

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5 stars

"Excellent burning tool"

July 08, 2013  |  By YUYU222

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

It's fast, and won't overload your computer

Cons

Some buttons are not very interactive, I am not sure if it's my computer's problem

Summary

Very recommend that you give it a try !

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5 stars

"A simple & easy to use burning software"

June 28, 2013  |  By Sophie Ou

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

1. Friendly UI & cute Icon!
2. Include most important features with clear instruction
3. The burning process is fast and reliable
4. It's not just a 30-days trial, some features can be used forever!

Cons

Sometime a pop-up ads is a bit annoying...

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5 stars

"The most effective burning tool I've ever used!"

June 10, 2013  |  By Changao

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

Easy and simple UI to use without too many useless feature compared to other ones. The burning process is fast and reliable! Now I use this for my daily work and back up all media I need. Love it!

Cons

So far no, may less ads will be better

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5 stars

"Great Software!"

May 29, 2013  |  By joshprinceee

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

CyberLink Power2Go 8 is a cut above most of the other burning suites in this category, sporting both a classier interface and more tools, such as the ability to mount a ripped disc image, encryption for your burn projects, and system backup and recovery! Very nice one for burning~~

Cons

some ads are in the software, but does not matter! Still good~

Summary

i strongly suggest to try it!

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5 stars

"great burning software"

May 28, 2013  |  By clairetsai0306

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

Easy to burn files and it's free

Cons

only 15 day trial

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5 stars

"Great Tool!"

May 27, 2013  |  By ds308

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

This one is a lot better than Nero! and it's free~~~

Cons

good one for burning!

Summary

very nice tool for free download~^^

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4 stars

"useful tool, but only 15-day trial"

May 24, 2013  |  By jyderek

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

easy use for burning ISO files to discs

Cons

some tools are no longer available after 15 days if not pay to upgrade

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5 stars

"Nice burning software!!!"

May 23, 2013  |  By mstove12455

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

this one is powerful burning software that allows you to burn data, music or video discs. the most great part about this is: it's easy to use!

Cons

so far none!

Summary

easy one!

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1 stars

"You can make a CD after a bit of a fight."

May 01, 2013  |  By Def_Fresh

 |  Version: CyberLink Power2Go Essential 8.0

Pros

It works eventually

Cons

When trying to select files you have to do it quickly in between the jumps it's doing.
Once the CD is burnt it takes you straight to the label printing program where it immediately forgets all the tracks you've just burnt so you can type them in manually!!!
Then you have to try and change the layout because unusually you might actually want to put the Artist as well as the title!!!
Also you have to be very careful that you don't accidently delete what you have entered because it doesn't like conventional cut and paste hot keys.

Summary

It will burn your CD and make your label after a lot of cursing shouting and crazy pleading. But save your sanity and blood pressure and go and use something else.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0
Version 8.0:
  • Burn All Media to Any Disc - Burn data, photos, music and videos to Blu-ray, DVDs and CDs. Also supports mixed media CD burning and duplicating CDs, unprotected DVDs and Blu-rays discs.
  • Supports BDXL Discs - Power2Go 8 supports the latest BDXL disc format that allows you to burn up to 128GB on a single disc.
  • Easy to Use Desktop Burning Gadget - Burn discs easily right on your desktop with Power2Go's Desktop Gadget. Simply drag & drop the files to the gadget and the Desktop Gadget does the rest for you.
  • Mount Disc Images as Virtual Drives - Create (mount) a disc image file as a virtual drive and access all contents in the ISO image as if you are reading files from a disc
  • Access Files Directly From Disc Image - Power2Go 8's .ISO Disc Image Viewer lets you easily access and extract files and folders directly from an .ISO image without the need to burn to disc.
  • Audio Enhancement - With CyberLink's built-in WaveEditor, you can now perform audio enhancement and trimming for your burning needs. WaveEditor now features multi-timeline audio mixing, allowing users to compose an audio output from multiple audio tracks.
General
Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site http://www.cyberlink.com
Release Date October 09, 2012
Date Added November 15, 2011
Version 8.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.15MB
File Name CyberLink_Power2Go_Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 807,738
Downloads Last Week 387
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $69.95

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