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Leawo Blu-ray Player

Editors' Review


A video media playback application for optical disc and file-based content, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides a decent playback experience and is now compatible with the Windows 8 touch interface. Sadly, it lacks several important features.


Sleek interface: Heavily inspired by Windows Media Player, Leawo Blu-ray Player proves to be one of the quickest and nicest to navigate players we've tested. The intuitive settings are just one click away, and we particularly appreciated the audio output activation option through HDMI that made the connection of our laptop to an external TV much easier than with most similar applications.

Fast, region-free Blu-ray playback: Blu-ray reading took no more than 20 seconds, faster than most home theater players.

Good file support: The comprehensive file repertoire includes all mainstream formats. Keep in mind, though, that the resolution is limited to 1080p.


File management: Browsing files is cumbersome, creating playlists is difficult, and digital file organization is practically nowhere to be seen.

Lack of standard disc playback features: 3D Blu-ray playback, BD-Live support, and auto-resume are now all basic features supported by most players; this app's lack of these features is inexplicable. Also, audio CD playback should have been a default feature.

Menu languages: Although localizing the interface should be relatively easy for this kind of app, few languages are supported.

Bottom Line

Leawo Blu-ray Player has deep optical disc roots, exhibits strong performance, and sports a satisfactory interface. If the inexplicable lack of key Blu-ray features does not bother you, the annual subscription cost of $39.95 probably will. Still, you may want to give the trial edition a go, since Blu-ray playback is the only function disabled after the 30-day trial period.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Leawo Blu-ray Player

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1 stars

"You are only leasing the software not purchasing it."

August 26, 2015  |  By Alan Flagg

 |  Version: Leawo Blu-ray Player


It works very well.


After a year the software stops working; license expired


Do not purchase this software if you plan on using it more than a year.

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4 stars

"Easy to use, simple functionality, now free"

July 28, 2015  |  By jrchittum

 |  Version: Leawo Blu-ray Player


quick start-up
All basic functionality you'd expect


Has issues sending multichannel audio to different devices. Haven't tried multichannel HDMI as I don't have a receiver. Internal audio card and external MOTU interface don't respond to multiple channels, just stereo. There is probably a way around this using some sort of routing software, but I haven't sorted that out yet.


Been trying different software. WinDVD Pro11 had major start issues and even worse playback. PowerDVD didn't work with any audio output other than the HDMI, and any "acceleration" meant stuttery horrid playback (with my AMD 290 4gb video card).

So far in my search, this is the first piece of software to play multiple blu-rays without any issues. If you want 3D or BD-Live, it's not in the player yet, but they do update, so it could be on the way. So if you don't need that, or analog multichannel audio, it's a great free option.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version 1.8.8 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Leawo Software
Publisher web site
Release Date March 19, 2015
Date Added May 17, 2015
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.58MB
File Name blurayplayer_setup.exe
Total Downloads 47,616
Downloads Last Week 163
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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