CyberLink PowerDVD

CyberLink PowerDVD

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 595 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0
  • Total Downloads:
    13,528,756
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,579
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #13 in Video Players

Editors' Review

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CyberLink's PowerDVD 14 Ultra isn't cheap for a media player, but compared to the cost of standalone hardware for a home entertainment network, it could be quite a bargain. It's remote-compatible, plays Blu-ray, 3D, and HD video, integrates with your phone and other devices, and keeps you informed about the latest cinema and video releases.

Pros

Previews and short subjects: PowerDVD Ultra's splash screen offers quick links to video tutorials and your media library preferences. Adding media to its library is mostly automatic.

Silver lining: The 10GB of expandable cloud storage that comes free for a year with PowerDVD Ultra can hold a movie or two, as well as music, photos, and backups. Plus it syncs with your phone and other devices.

Top-quality playback: We started with HD previews, since they were on PowerDVD Ultra's front page, and the picture and sound quality are excellent.

Top-quality audio: Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Pro Logic IIx, and Digital EX for 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 channels; plus TrueTheater Surround, Dolby Headphone, and more. HDMI 1.4 and lossless Dolby pass-through make for easy hookups to your TV, home theater, or stereo system.

Cons

Great expectations: PowerDVD Ultra's ability to deliver superior performance depends in part on your system's capabilities. Its advantages may not be immediately apparent if you don't have the right setup, though.

Pricey for a PC media player: PowerDVD Ultra performs better and does more than the average media player/manager, and it's often discounted. Nevertheless, some extremely capable freeware gives this paid program a run for its money.

Bottom Line

PowerDVD 14 Ultra isn't cheap, but it's much less expensive than a standalone media server or home-video component. In the right system, a top-of-the-line media player and manager like PowerDVD Ultra can mean the difference between watching Web videos on your PC and a true home theater experience.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of CyberLink PowerDVD 14 Ultra. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

 
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5 stars

"Superb Player"

October 10, 2014  |  By JHzlwd

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 14.0

Pros

Actually works - and in a straightforward way.

Cons

A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Forget the free stuff. It's a big waste of time.

Summary

Tried numerous Open Source (free) players and not one would sync closed captions properly. Some even would pause during playback and get the audio out of sync. I'm lookin' at you, VLC, which has both problems. Power DVD just plays your DVD the way it's meant to be with no need to fool with sync settings or other details you shouldn't have to deal with. Very easy to use and intuitive with a great interface.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.0
  • Adds support for the brand new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) format.
  • Adds support for multi-angle video in MKV files.
  • Comes with 10GB of free cloud storage for the 1st year.
  • Now allows to:
  • Watch YouTube videos offline.
  • Select videos on YouTube to watch later in PowerDVD.
  • Integrates UltraViolet service.
  • Adds support for embedded SRT subtitles in MP4 video files.
  • Allows to choose from 5 different backgrounds for PowerDVD to change the player's look and feel.
General
Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site http://www.cyberlink.com
Release Date April 08, 2014
Date Added August 18, 2014
Version 14.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.34MB
File Name CyberLink_PowerDVD_Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,528,756
Downloads Last Week 5,579
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99.95

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