CyberLink PowerDVD

CyberLink PowerDVD

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    13
  • Total Downloads:
    13,508,055
  • Date Added:
    April 02, 2013
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,192
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Don't let its archaic name fool you; Cyberlink PowerDVD may sound like a name that's rooted in history, but it's actually an innovative media player and library manager that goes beyond just standard disc playback. In fact, PowerDVD 13 aims to distinguish itself from the premium media player crowd with features like "TrueTheater" enhancements, presentable media browsing, and customizable playback tools. To wrap it all up, PowerDVD also aims to rope all your media devices into one connected experience.

The installation process is standard: Cyberlink takes about 360MB of space and leaves a light footprint. And like any good media experience, it's important to at least have some organization with your media content if you haven't already done so; Cyberlink will add your system's default "My Videos" and "My Pictures" folders and display just about every video on your PC. Do yourself a favor and separate them into folders in advance for the best navigation setup.

Browsing your media is now a pleasant experience. PowerDVD will generate a thumbnail for every movie file and present your library in a photo-gallery like mode over a dark layout. By default, PowerDVD separates your content by identifying your files as photos, videos, or movies by size and type. PowerDVD will also scan your movie library and cross-reference your files with an online database to display movie information like summaries, reviews, and thumbnails. When combined with the use of a remote or smartphone via Wi-Fi and Cinema mode, your movies are displayed in a layout comparable to that of XBMC and Steam's Big Picture mode.

The meat of the application is in PowerDVD's playback delivery. In addition to increased support for movie file types and speedier performance gains, tweaks like TrueTheater, DLNA support, and 3D conversion have made their way into the new version. TrueTheater is basically a fancier option for adjusting the sharpness and brightness during movie playback. Though this is usually a bad habit in photo editing, applying the setup to motion pictures did indeed improve the viewing experience. Given that Blu-ray files are at such high definition, adjusting image settings does little to reduce the overall image quality. The gain from this minor trade-off results in a clearer picture and is a well executed feature if you have the hardware to run it. Enabling split-screen mode lets you compare your results in real time while the movie is playing, so users don't have to adjust blindly while going back and forth.

Should you ever run out of content or feel like browsing your videos online, Cyberlink also includes the obligatory support for Facebook and YouTube. You can log in to your Facebook account or YouTube account and watch all your uploaded movies and subscribed channels. Unfortunately, this option wasn't available in Cinema mode for our review build.

PowerDVD 13 pretty much covers all the bases: it supports updated standards for 4K and higher resolution content, lossless audio a-la FLAC, and enough customizable tweaks to satisfy an image quality obsessed crowd. Combined with existing DLNA support for playback on tablet devices, it brings a lot to the table for both playback and unification of your media device ecosystem.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 20
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 4
    • 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

"I'm lovin' it"

August 01, 2013  |  By verena_wu

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

I like the new interface of ver.13, and it's really fast and easy to use!

Cons

not at all

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5 stars

"If you have hometheater, it's the best player!"

July 31, 2013  |  By girlsgeneration2

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

powerdvd 13 is much better than 12, easpecially user interface and video quality, speed.

Cons

Amazing upscale algorithm

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5 stars

"The ideal product for me"

July 29, 2013  |  By garfield_wang

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

It serves me with the player experience.

Cons

The trial duration can be longer.

Summary

Good to use and easy to handle.

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5 stars

"Use it and u will like it!!!"

July 28, 2013  |  By aniyohasayo

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

I like to use PowerDVD when watching video. Now it offers more variety of functions like support 3D vedio and so on. It also supports many formats that I don't need to use other player.

Cons

Not at all

Summary

Good enough!!!

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5 stars

"Overall Satisfy"

July 26, 2013  |  By erikkapper

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

1. Great TrueTheater technology which improves my videos quality quit a bit and makes it super clear.
2. DTS support is perfect for my home theater

Cons

Media library is not really my thing...

Summary

In general, this software provides a pretty good viewing experience

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5 stars

"Just what I need!!!"

July 25, 2013  |  By woohoo_hoo

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

Thanks for god I finally find a software supports the formats I met.

Cons

Thank u powerdvd~~~~~~

Summary

great!

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5 stars

"Wonderful!!!"

July 25, 2013  |  By clairetsai0306

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

This palyer supports so many formats!
Solve my problems!!!!

Cons

I can't find. haha

Summary

great!!!You must try!!

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5 stars

"This is the Movie Player I need!"

July 23, 2013  |  By HansWB109

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

It player all kinds of movies and videos. i used to play movie with VLC, but it does not support some format. PowerDVD does!

Cons

I like it very well!

Summary

Everyone should try this!

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5 stars

"Powerdvd is great~~~~~~~~~"

July 22, 2013  |  By MHMHMH123

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

PowerDVD is a powerful and comprehensive media player capable of handling a wide variety of content from DVDs and Blu-ray to music and movie files.

Cons

not at all!!!!

Summary

PowerDVD is a powerful and comprehensive media player capable of handling a wide variety of content from DVDs and Blu-ray to music and movie files.

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5 stars

"Best DVD Player Ever!"

July 22, 2013  |  By JHoward01

 |  Version: CyberLink PowerDVD 13

Pros

I love playing the movie through PowerDVD, it's stable and runs smoothly!

Cons

Not at all!

Summary

PowerDVD is great, I bought it through upgrade price. It's very worth to buy!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 13

Multimedia Support:
  • BD-Live Bypass
  • AVCHD 2.0 1080p/3D support
  • Dedicated Movie Library
  • Display file-based movies with cover art
  • Customize subtitles / multiple subtitles
  • View PGS subtitles in MKV movie files

TrueTheater Technology:
  • TrueTheater HD for Full HD video

User Interface/ Player feature:
  • Instant start for photos, video & music
  • Cinema mode file playback support
  • Mini music player
  • TV refresh rate auto-synced to DVD frame rate
  • High DPI - auto scale interface
  • Instantly hide controls in full screen mode
  • Keyboard arrows to skip forward / back
  • Customize interface, hotkey & mouse controls
General
Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site http://www.cyberlink.com
Release Date April 02, 2013
Date Added April 02, 2013
Version 13
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.34MB
File Name CyberLink_PowerDVD_Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,508,055
Downloads Last Week 5,192
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $89.95

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