CyberLink PowerDVD

CyberLink PowerDVD

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12
  • Total Downloads:
    13,513,071
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 31, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,987
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #15 in Video Players

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Editors' Review

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PowerDVD version 12 Ultra is here, and it brings with it increased 3D support and improved playback controls. At the same time, it changes its game a bit by offering tools for organizing and managing all of your media across devices. Now you can use your desktop PC as a server for all of your content, and with PowerDVD Mobile, you can browse and play that content from anywhere.

PowerDVD's bread and butter has always been its movie playback capabilities, and with version 12 that hasn't changed. The program can still play DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and an impressive number of video file formats quite well. Some new additions, however, include playlists, the ability to zoom in on video, and 2D-to-3D conversion for Blu-ray discs. At this point, the conversion feature is pretty much a novelty, but that doesn't change the fact that it works considerably well. It even lets you adjust the depth of the graphics in case you want to see how eye-popping the 3D can get.

Beyond typical movie playback, PowerDVD 12 comes with dramatically improved syncing and streaming. Now it can act as a hub for all of your media content--videos, photos, and music--and can sync across your various PCs and Android devices via USB. Setting up your devices to stream over the network can get confusing, but once you figure it out, PowerDVD's DLNA keeps it working like a charm. It even lets you push media content from PowerDVD out to selected devices. This means that from your desktop, you can push a video out to play on your Android tablet and vice versa. Streaming to Android devices requires the PowerDVD Mobile app, which comes free with PowerDVD Ultra. Otherwise, the app costs $19.99 in the Android Market.

PowerDVD 12 also lets you view, share, and download photos from your Facebook and Flickr albums--something I haven't seen in any other multimedia programs. And finally, it comes with built-in access to the 7digital Music Store, which confirms my belief that CyberLink is making a run to incorporate an iTunes for Windows and Android into its software.

At this point, it seems like CyberLink PowerDVD is quickly outgrowing its name. Sure, DVD playback has been and still is its main gig, but the program is obviously creeping into other territories with its integrated social media features, streaming and syncing, and its partnership with the 7digital Music Store. Whether it's true or not, I'm all for extra features without the extra cost, and that's exactly what this iteration of PowerDVD offers up.

If you're looking for a premium, all-in-one media player for Windows, I highly recommend checking out PowerDVD 12 Ultra. It may not be as easy to set up as iTunes, but it has some power features that make it worthwhile.

 
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  • Current Version

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1 stars

"Cyberlink sucks"

May 09, 2014  |  By tpearce06

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

I purchased this program 1 week ago and was given a product key to download the software. The product key does not work. I tried to contact them to inform them of my problem.. In order to do so it said they would like a payment of 29.99 for resolution well i already paid 85.00 for the program so NO I do not want to pay another 30.00 for something I never even had a chance of opening. Customer service did send me an email to change my password though!!! Even though my password was never an issue. Asknet is the company that provides payment to cyberlink they sent me a form to fill out for a refund but Its asking for information I do not have and I need to get it to Germany!!! *** is wrong with this company??? I hope they go Bankrupt for conning people out of money... **** YOU CYBERLINK..that is all have a nice day

Cons

my con is my pro

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1 stars

"No support at all"

April 15, 2014  |  By DikALex777

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

Nice UI, stable, plays every BD I have.

Cons

Support never replies to the issues

Summary

Whenever I try to activate it, the following error appears:
You cannot upgrade to Cyberlink Power DVD 14 because you do not have Administrator privileges on this computer. Sign in to Windows as administrator and try again.

***??
I am the administrator!

What else does it need??
I tried every option from this page
http://www.cyberlink.com/support/faq-content.do?id=14588
no luck!
How can I activate the product I bought???

Does Cyberlink support ever replies?
I created a ticked 5 days ago, but they keep silent...
Not good at all, I must say.

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1 stars

"They make you upgrade each time there is a new version"

October 19, 2013  |  By DDigs

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

every feature you would want... none of which you need. if you watch very poor video content (vhs or worse) i'm sure it could help... otherwise it's a waste

Cons

way too cluttered. they have all the extra stuff and none of it makes the movie look better. It messes with the already ultra high quality of blu-ray discs.

Summary

I wouldn't recommend. it has too much junk and they make you upgrade each release. Well make might be too strong they just stop supporting the previous release and don't add new blu-ray support. I've been burned each release after a while. It's time to switch to another player.

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1 stars

""free update" for power DVD 10 crashed program"

October 18, 2013  |  By Davo-from-the-bush

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

ok for blu ray

Cons

DVD playback at full hd was terrible, don't believe the advertising about upscaling. Then I installed a free update and it stopped working. I couldn't uninstall it so I can't reinstall it without the update. I've deleted the pgm from my menus.
I've still got a working version in another windows installation but will avoid anymore "updates". The "True Theatre" software showed no discernible difference for picture improvment and hardware acceleration from the graphics card is the better option.

Summary

If I buy a dvd-blu ray pgm it will probably be Corel's. I found other complaints about this known issue and I certainly won't buy the latest pgm to fix it. I paid for the blu ray combo drive and should have got a working version.

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1 stars

"I agree An Awful Company"

March 26, 2013  |  By Jokerjohn

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

I work on my new computer with Windows 8 operating system, for a few months. It work for Blue Ray and regular DVD.

Cons

After a few months of working on my computer, I had trouble playing a regular DVD as well as a Blue ray movie. When I played a movie, their software would pop up. What they call there power DVD converter, would not support certain DVD or Blue Ray Systems that I was playing. When I try to close there converter, I had trouble playing or even stopping or pausing the video..

Summary

Save your money and buy a two in on one burner and video system called Nero. It's cheaper and much better then this Cyberlink Power DVD System...

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1 stars

"An Awful Company"

March 11, 2013  |  By Doctor_Impossible

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

None that I can see

Cons

Paid full price, worked for less than 1 year, now will not play BluRay discs. I am not waiting for 5 days for "customer service" to send me an individualized response/patch for PowerDVD 11 Ultra. Instead, I am downloading another product right now.

Summary

It is a scam. Do NOT use CyberLink. Ever.

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1 stars

"Its a scam"

March 11, 2013  |  By SkyRabbitRanger

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

None. There are more options out there.

Cons

I have my computer in my room and on occasion, i like to watch blu rays.
Well then, you have to buy again and again. My PowerDVD came bundled with my blu ray burner from best buy. The software worked for a year than i was told that i had to buy it again? This is why people trade music and movies, this is why people pirate software.

As if the cost of the hardware wasn't enough. Regardless that it came advertising the software.

Summary

Dont buy it unless you really like being ripped off.

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1 stars

"TERRIBLE - BUY SOMETHING ELSE"

March 06, 2013  |  By Zoberist

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

Version 9 worked well

Cons

Version 12 does not work at all with Blue Ray drives and my blur Ray player. Also very bugging. Support is complete BS.

Summary

This is the worse software product I have ever purchased. It is a bug ridden piece of ..... Support is non-existant and arrogant when you do get through. Don't buy version 12

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1 stars

"lack of support ruins otherwise good product"

March 05, 2013  |  By hughjustice

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

excellent software....when it works

Cons

read forums:
see forum entries @ http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/30/27179.page and http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/27140.page no support, no response, fixes only most current version and then a year later software stops working again!

Summary

Seems like CyberLink is more interested in selling latest version instead of supporting one year old software

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2 stars

"Software conflicts"

December 20, 2012  |  By cop4432

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 12

Pros

Worked good enough.

Cons

Caused severe start up issues.

Summary

Downloaded the software, restarted my system and watched a couple of movies. Shut my system down for the night and next day it wouldn't start up without running the diagnosis programs. This continued until I deleted the software from my system. Should have paid attention to the reviews an issues.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12
Version 12 adds:

Multimedia Support

  • Media Library for Video, Photo and Music
  • Rating Media content
User Interface/ Player feature
  • Instant View - preview media in folders with folder thumbnail
  • Instant Zoom - seamless zoom in video, up to 4x
  • Instant Scale - Adjust folder/thumbnail size
Social Media Support
  • Search YouTube video
  • YouTube playlist/subscription/favorite
Audio Features
  • Lossless HD Audio - OGG/FLAC
General
Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site http://www.cyberlink.com
Release Date January 31, 2012
Date Added January 31, 2012
Version 12
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
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 $99.95

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