CyberLink PowerDVD

CyberLink PowerDVD

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 595 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8
  • Total Downloads:
    13,513,071
  • Date Added:
    May 30, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $69.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,987
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #15 in Video Players

Editors' Review

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Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. At least you do with the pricey CyberLink PowerDVD, a nifty video player that combines ease of use, top-notch performance, and an outstanding feature set.

The compact and handy interface comes in several flavors, including a miniature version with minimal playback controls. The context menu is customizable, and the program automatically resumes playback from the last point you viewed. You can bookmark interesting scenes and move subtitles so they don't interfere with the picture. Video-enhancement options include color profiles and Eagle Vision technology, which makes the picture brighter and more natural. CyberLink PowerDVD also has tools for improving sound on headphones or two-speaker systems. You can enable a different parental control level for each of your kids. It also supports Blu-ray discs and picture-in-picture displays.

What's not to like? OK, the price: $69.95 might seem steep, but you're getting a lot for your money. Also, Windows Vista users have complained about bugs since Version 7, so caveat emptor if you're on a Vista-32 machine.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 595 votes

    • 5 star 247
    • 4 star 111
    • 3 star 49
    • 2 star 45
    • 1 star 143
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5 stars

"nice product"

March 02, 2010  |  By michob

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

the clarity is un-comparable

Cons

easily disabled

Summary

somehow slow in speed

Updated on Mar 2, 2010

kindly activate my power dvd8

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4 stars

"It is very functional, I do like it very much"

November 03, 2008  |  By Jose Carlos Teixeira da M

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

High quality.

Cons

I do like it.

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3 stars

"Possibly The Best DVD Player Software, WAY Overpriced!"

October 27, 2008  |  By mistertee

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

Better overall system compatibility versus WinDVD 9

Cons

Overpriced, bloated, doesn't play HD-DVD format

Summary

Although lacking several useful features found on Corel's WinDVD 9, PowerDVD 8 seems to offer better overall compatibility, especially on Vista systems. That said, I find it odd that PowerDVD removed the ability to play HD-DVD discs. Yes, I understand that Blu-ray won the battle but it really doesn't make sense to "ignore" the fact that hundreds of thousands of HD-DVD movies are still in circulation. IMHO, Cyberlink should have waited until the next version of PowerDVD to pull the plug. In any case, both PowerDVD and WinDVD can be problematic, especially on Vista so whatever you do, try before you buy.

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4 stars

"A must-have!"

October 20, 2008  |  By AngryAngeloLlanos

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

Great picture quality, playback, sound.

Cons

Interface could use some more work, make it easier for new users.

Summary

Get it. Worth the money.

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5 stars

"good product"

October 19, 2008  |  By saranvijai

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

very clear and gothis product is od quality.sound system and everything very wel

Cons

nothing .everyone is good for me

Summary

very clear and gothis product is od quality.sound system and everything very wel
nothing .everyone is good for me,i watch movies in this player is nice

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4 stars

"CyberLink PowerDVD 8 good dvd player."

October 02, 2008  |  By akash_jee

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is good dvd player.
This is best a Versions.
This is best for my video dvd and dvd movies

Cons

CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is not bad Versions.

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5 stars

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September 25, 2008  |  By chat 2507

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

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5 stars

"all time all types all dvd player! king of all!"

September 22, 2008  |  By freshte_j

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

it playes any d*a*m*n thing in dvd format! how can i not love this?

Cons

it's absoulutlly cool! yet i haven't found out yet how to adjust the volum in newer editions when i go full screen!

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2 stars

"A long time user let down with terrible support on V8"

September 21, 2008  |  By edengc

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

This is one of the very few products around right now that claims to be able to send raw audio data down the HDMI cable; a huge benefit for those who want to play media back from a PC to a PLASMA with HDMI input. It means 1 cable and higher quality.

Cons

On first run after installation one an activation applet runs which asks for your key then authenticates this on the Cyberlink Server. For some reason the applet will not talk to my TCP/IP stack so I cannot authenticate & register my product for use.

Summary

I have only had automatically generated replies from the Cyberlink Support system and these are not helpful in the slightest. I have joined their forum in which I discover that this is a know problem, apparently without a fix! In order to actually speak to a support individual at Cyberlink it would appear that you have to pay $30 for their premium support service which is not refundable. I am now trying to get my money back under their 30 day money back guarantee scheme.

It is unwise to hand money over to a company which claims to be technical (yet uses visual basic for their applications!!) but cannot manage their own technologies properly or support their customers.

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3 stars

"Very good."

September 14, 2008  |  By pelufinder

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Pros

Is easy of use and donĀ“t none problem at play dvd

Cons

I can like edit the colors and personalize

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8
Version 8 delivers new dimensions in the way consumers can enjoy their movies, and extends the movie experience with an online community called.
General
Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site http://www.cyberlink.com
Release Date May 30, 2008
Date Added May 30, 2008
Version 8
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.34MB
File Name CyberLink_PowerDVD_Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,513,071
Downloads Last Week 5,987
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.95

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