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PowerDVD is the must-have companion for PCs and home entertainment systems. Itís packed with unique movie, music and photo features indispensable for creating an unbeatably immersive sight & sound experience. And for people looking to create a cinema feel in their own homes, PowerDVD now has world-first technology essential to maximize the potential of your 4K and HDR TVs! PowerDVD Ultra costs $100, Blu-ray and UHD support. Web installer!

Trialware $50
OS: Win
File size: 1.1MB
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23 (January 25, 2024)


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Shareware (Free download but time limited software. Full version from $50)

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PowerDVD 23

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How to Re-Enable HD DVD Playback in PowerDVD 8

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cyberlink powerdvd, powerdvd ultra, powerdvd deluxe, powerdvd pro

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I do like Power DVD and so far I have upgraded to the latest version. I Would have given 10 out of 10 but there is a very annoying problem in playing videos with accented sub-titles. Any accented letter is not displayed properly. There is some garbage displayed instead, that makes it hard to read the word. I have brought this to the attention of the support team but nothing has been done yet. Version 21 is the same in this respect. Luckilly, there are free players that do display the accented letters correctly and I use them whenver I view a video with accented letters.

Another problem, less serious, is that it will not work most of the time with Chromecast.

The bottom line is that Power DVD is a fantastic video player, with many features not found on any ather players. It is slightly overpriced but that should not stop any enthusiast from getting it.

Review by Jim on Apr 24, 2021 Version: 20.02702.62 OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10

For new users: PowerDVD, as for October 2020, represents one of the few video players that can play without issues Blu-Ray discs with the menu interaction. We know that players like MPC-HC or PotPlayer lack this important function, the interaction with the complex menu of our loved discs. The issue is not cosmetical, because there are film like Watchmen Director's Cut that can't be seen properly without menu. For the rest, the player works with the usual vanilla EVR renderer, use Wasapi audio output but there is a boost (normalization?) on the volume of the audio output by default (not good, that's altering the audio). This version is finally a 64 bit one; 10 bit HEVC videos are decoded as 8 bit.

Review by Ziggy1978 on Oct 5, 2020 Version: PowerDVD 20 / 20 Build 2101 Patch OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10

Rating by on Jun 5, 2017 Version: 17 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

I've just noticed they have a price reduction for PowerDVD Pro and Ultra till 2 February 2016.

Pro costs Ä47,99/$49.95/£38.99/

Ultra costs Ä59,99/$59.95/£44.99

By the way - is there a thread at the forum where the members can report sales, giveaways etc?

Review by AllisOne on Jan 25, 2016 Version: 15.0.2211.58 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 6/10

To me, video, Blu-ray and DVD on PowerDVD look the best out of any other video player out there and I tried them all: Total MediaTheatre, WinDVD, Zoom Player, KMPlayer, Media Player Classic HC, VLC among others.

I would have given it a 10 but new version 11 cannot play VP6-FLV, it's not supported, ridiculous considering the majority of FLV's on the internet are VP6. Otherwise, it can play any kind of video, MKV, AVI, DivX, ASF, MP4, MPG, WMV, FLV-AVC/AAC, Silverlight. The playback of high definition 1080p and 720p AVC/H.264 MKV's especially look great, sharp, crystal clear, vibrant colors and if you have good speakers, the DTS multi-channel surroud sound and even AC-3 Dolby sound like you're in a movie theatre. Subtitles internal or external display clear and crisp: SRT, UTF-8, PGS, etc. except that VobSub subtitles, like those created by HandBrake encodes are not supported, another reason I didn't give it a 10.

It works right out the box, you don't have to go crazy adjusting the settings like other video players out there for simple things; it starts up maximized instead of in a tiny little window, aspect ratio is automatically set according to the source, when watching a movie it automatically goes to full screen mode after a few seconds and a if you just move the mouse a little it will set it back to normal display, pressing the keyboard up/down buttons skips through the movie forward or back, space bar pauses/plays, pressing the "C" key captures a screen shot, etc. are already set up, no need to play around with settings.

It has a built in video library, just click on the Video tab and the directory where your videos are display in thumbnail or list form. Just double click to open, or it can open a video from Windows Explorer as well. It integrates seemless with Windows Media Center and you can easily set up a remote control device to use with it just by paring it using a 4-digit code PowerDVD lists on the Device Tab an dconfigure it.

As far as pictures and music go, it has capabilities for that but I prefer Winamp for my music and ACDSee Pro for my pictures.

PowerDVD 11 Ultra is the best video player for viewing high definition videos, Blu-ray or DVD's on your PC. But you be the judge, Compare and see and listen for yourself.

Review by Peppino on Jul 23, 2011 Version: Ultra 11.0.1719.51 OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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