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CyberLink PowerDVD Review
A review of CyberLink PowerDVD by Tina de Pierre
CyberLink PowerDVD 12 is an update to the popular PowerDVD series with support for DVD playback, including all of the codecs Windows requires to play DVDs. PowerDVD also contains updated support for Blu-ray playback and offers several filters and playback enhancements for high definition playback. From version 8 and on, CyberLink also adds a new service called MoovieLine that with the concept of 'remixing' favourite DVD as a social sharing platform.
This software is also known for support full GPU and CPU acceleration providing smooth and uninterrupted high definition video playback without the issues associated with skipping and buffering experienced in other video players. CyberLink also now supports 3D video playback and even more, it can convert your 2D movies into 3D movies with such ease. CyberLink's "TrueTheater" technology can also upscale DVDs and other video formats to full HD, something PlayStation users have experienced for a few years now.
CyberLink PowerDVD delivers high quality playback of movies. With that, DVD playback filters are also included without the need of downloading separate, normally hard to find DVD filter packs. This version is a time limited trial version available for free download but the trial normally expires after 30 days. PowerDVD also facilitates payback from media server DLNA devices.
Apart from the support for popular video files, CyberLink PowerDVD also supports photo slideshows from the albums it finds on your hard drive or network server.
PowerDVD 12 adds a few new features to the already extensive software package by CyberLink. It features Blu-ray more prominently, can covert and sync your own video files, introduces further support for 3D displays with the addition of full support for 3D Movie playback. CyberLink PowerDVD 12 can also sync the movies you have saved on your smartphone and tablet devices.
CyberLink PowerDVD can play DVD video, play bluray video and stream media on DLNA devices.CyberLink PowerDVD features and highlights:
- Support for both 3D and 2D Blu-ray
- In-movie zooming in and zooming out
- Video and image scaling
- Support for DLNA devices
- Includes a PC media library
- Upload and download media directly to PowerDVD library
- Support for 7.1 surround sound audio (DTS HD)
- Synchronizes with Android devices
- CyberLink PowerDVD supports many different video sources
CyberLink PowerDVD is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from dvd/blu-ray player software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 30 days). The CyberLink PowerDVD 18 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.
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Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from CyberLink Corp.
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