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CyberLink PowerDVD

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February 22, 2011    
 
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CyberLink PowerDVD is a Media Player Software for Windows created by Publisher CyberLink Corporation.

Cyberlink PowerDVD Summary

The CyberLink PowerDVD allows users to run any kinds of media format on PC. Media formats such as Facebook or Youtube videos and other video units are easily viewed on PC by using this software.

Its Ultra-Fast Instant Seek tool helps users find specific video scenes faster and more accurately while giving users the ability to play virtually all video formats. With the CyberLink PowerDVD, enhancing video quality is possible. It can definitely add an up-to-date video experience. Reduce image shakiness, take off the background noise and enhance the video’s overall details with this state-of-the-art program.

Cyberlink PowerDVD Features

Boasting a wide array of fully-functional tools, the Cyberlink PowerDVD has all it takes to be the only software needed to make DVD players run most brilliantly.

First, the PowerDVD has FancyView, a tool parallel to the Apple CoverFlow, which allows users navigate movies in a completely animated way. The Movie Collection tool lets users share their video collection with PowerDVD’s online community, MoovieLive. Users are able to rate and review movies that are uploaded in the site, and they can even share their favorite movie mixes and contribute movie-related information.

With the CyberLink PowerDVD, videos adapt to the size of screen automatically and movies play straight from the PC’s hard drive. For notebook PCs, PowerDVD also has easy to use power settings that allow continuous movie playing all through the end.

Aside from these, the CyberLink PowerDVD is capable of analyzing video quality and then automatically enhances image by adjusting contrast, brightness and saturation. Bright scenes are given contrast while night scenes are relieved of dark overlays.

Its audio quality is superior, parallel to the sound movie theaters have. The sound is customizable using the state-of-the-art control panel, which lets users modify sound quality accordingly. Users can also use programmed settings instead of customized ones. The speakers’ settings are variable, and can be adjusted using the included DS3D Virtual Speaker Setting program. The Cyberlink PowerDVD can play MP3s and CDs with Surround Sound as well.

Cyberlink PowerDVD User Interface

The CyberLink PowerDVD is so easy to use. Icons and buttons are neatly arranged on the program’s organized screen, making navigating simpler. Complete with footnote explanation, each option is easier to understand. The control panel shrinks and expands by clicking a button. Browsing through movie collections has never been easier with PowerDVD’s user-friendly interface.

Cyberlink PowerDVD Software Review

The Cyberlink POwerDVD’s user-friendly interface is really easy to use. With its uncomplicated menu screen and easy to read icons, users are able to navigate through the commands. By simply touching the right buttons, the PowerDVD lets users adjust screen size or modify sound quality. In terms of video quality, the PowerDVD is superior. It uses TrueTheater, a high-tech system that allows users to analyze the images and enhance the quality of frames as well. The common problem with most DVDs is that the scenes are just too dark or too bright for the viewers. Well, the Cyberlink PowerDVD corrects this by adjusting contrast, brightness and saturation.

What makes Cyberlink PowerDVD great is that it takes those few extra steps just to make sure each video frame is sharp and clear. Since it has deinterlacing settings, videos viewed in the PowerDVD have less smeary and blotchy images.

Although the PowerDVD requires minimal support in installation, Cyberlink has provided a very adequate support complete with fully-loaded manual, which has different sections that make it easier to understand and follow. The online support is satisfactory, too.

All in all, Cyberlink PowerDVD definitely brings out the best in videos. It offers the same level of clarity in sound and image with that of theaters. Its predecessor unit from Cyberlink is now disputed by this new DVD player software.

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This software was the default DVD playing program that came with my laptop. It has a nice little “dashboard” at the bottom of the screen that allows you to play, pause, stop, fast forward and rewind, along with a “tools” button that lets you turn on closed captioning or subtitles, change language settings, and other different options. It is good quality whether it is showing the movie full screen or in a small window at one side.
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Reviewed by Iris December 13, 2011
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Came with my computer

This software was the default DVD playing program that came with my laptop. It has a nice little “dashboard” at the bottom of the screen that allows you to play, pause, stop, fast forward and rewind, along with a “tools” button that lets you turn on closed captioning or subtitles, change language settings, and other different options. It is good quality whether it is showing the movie full screen or in a small window at one side.

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