Video Software Players CyberLink PowerDVD

CyberLink PowerDVD 17.0.2101.62 for Windows

by CyberLink Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (338 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.1 MB
License Shareware, $59.95
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 200,084
Publisher CyberLink Corp.
Homepage CyberLink PowerDVD

Publisher's Description

CyberLink PowerDVD will upgrade your Media Experience to 3D & HD. Immerse in brilliant Blu-ray 3D playback with CPU/GPU acceleration and lossless HD audio. PowerDVD now converts 2D DVDs and videos into a magical 3D experience. Play an extensive range of video formats, including MKV, FLV, 3GP, and more. Make movies social by sharing bookmark reviews and live comments.

Latest Reviews

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v15.0 Build 2003 on Aug 26, 2015

cost is way too much

betabettabest

betabettabest reviewed v11.0.2024 on Sep 2, 2011

The patch will not install in Win7/64 upgrade configurations. Check the Cyberlink forum.

Version 11 also disables Windows Aero when I play even regular DVDs and is flakey about using my Xonar Essence sound card. And the installer for the 'upgrade' version requires me to install every previous version I've ever bought first, along with leaving thousands of unused leftover values in the Windows Registry from early PowerDVD versions. Ludicrous.

I've basically had it with Cyberlink. Theoretically a good player, but overpriced and buggy. Media Player Classic plays DVDs just as well, or better, and comes in 64-bit. WMP and Windows Media Center also play DVDs satisfactorily. All of these are free. As for blu-rays, there are workarounds, such as AnyDVD in conjunction with other media players, that are cheaper than PowerDVD. Or, in my case, my 2nd monitor has an unused HDMI port, and for the price of PowerDVD ultra I can buy a standalone blu-ray player and plug it in there, without all these hassles.

My advice: save your money for something else, or wait until (or if) Cyberlink ever gets its act together.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v11.0.1919.0 on Aug 3, 2011

This program is vastly superior to the Mac OS X Lion DVD player in every way. PowerDVD 11 never, ever crashes unlike Lion's DVD player. PowerDVD 11 also has superior video quality than Lion's player even when it's running in software only mode. For clarification, I'm comparing PowerDVD running under Windows compared to Lion's DVD software. Another bonus is the fact that PowerDVD 11 can play Blu-Ray discs. It's not possible to watch real HD movies under Mac OS X at all. Apple has publicly announced that it never will be too.

Fafner76

Fafner76 reviewed v11.0.1919.0 on Aug 3, 2011

Fine it may be, but 100+$ for the Ultra version?! They have to be kidding, with such an amount you can buy a standalone BluRay player these days. it may lack some of the features, but seriously, this can't be.
Upgrade pricing policy from this company is a joke too, the discount they offer is an insult...

lypxzm

lypxzm reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on May 4, 2011

Easy to crash while watching movies, but still a good player.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 24, 2011

it does cost
but it has a better picture esp for low grade movies like TS

jakartatech

jakartatech reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 22, 2011

Bloated and very easy to crash, far to expensive for what you get.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 22, 2011

Just use MPC and MPC-HC, lite, portable and does what its supposed to do perfectly.
The rest is garbage.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 22, 2011

GOD this is expensive, and it is STILL buggy.

Could someone please help identify what some of the alternatives are for regular Blu-Ray playback under Windows XP and Windows 7?

I wish Win 7 came with the ability to play Blu-Ray back so that people did not get suckered into forking out tons of cash on a app like this.

Yes, it does work, but why isn't the $49 standard version able to play regular Blu-Ray even?

ARGH!

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 22, 2011

I tried the trial for one day and uninstalled it. It is featureless and I agree with Prospero424 in that you are only supporting the mafia and their causes if you buy this restrictive featureless player. You might as well stick with Windows Media Player. They are about the same when it comes to codec support.

Zoom Player Max is the way to go if you want features along with a player that can support almost any kind of codec you throw at it.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (338 votes)
Your Rating
CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v15.0 Build 2003 on Aug 26, 2015

cost is way too much

betabettabest

betabettabest reviewed v11.0.2024 on Sep 2, 2011

The patch will not install in Win7/64 upgrade configurations. Check the Cyberlink forum.

Version 11 also disables Windows Aero when I play even regular DVDs and is flakey about using my Xonar Essence sound card. And the installer for the 'upgrade' version requires me to install every previous version I've ever bought first, along with leaving thousands of unused leftover values in the Windows Registry from early PowerDVD versions. Ludicrous.

I've basically had it with Cyberlink. Theoretically a good player, but overpriced and buggy. Media Player Classic plays DVDs just as well, or better, and comes in 64-bit. WMP and Windows Media Center also play DVDs satisfactorily. All of these are free. As for blu-rays, there are workarounds, such as AnyDVD in conjunction with other media players, that are cheaper than PowerDVD. Or, in my case, my 2nd monitor has an unused HDMI port, and for the price of PowerDVD ultra I can buy a standalone blu-ray player and plug it in there, without all these hassles.

My advice: save your money for something else, or wait until (or if) Cyberlink ever gets its act together.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v11.0.1919.0 on Aug 3, 2011

This program is vastly superior to the Mac OS X Lion DVD player in every way. PowerDVD 11 never, ever crashes unlike Lion's DVD player. PowerDVD 11 also has superior video quality than Lion's player even when it's running in software only mode. For clarification, I'm comparing PowerDVD running under Windows compared to Lion's DVD software. Another bonus is the fact that PowerDVD 11 can play Blu-Ray discs. It's not possible to watch real HD movies under Mac OS X at all. Apple has publicly announced that it never will be too.

Fafner76

Fafner76 reviewed v11.0.1919.0 on Aug 3, 2011

Fine it may be, but 100+$ for the Ultra version?! They have to be kidding, with such an amount you can buy a standalone BluRay player these days. it may lack some of the features, but seriously, this can't be.
Upgrade pricing policy from this company is a joke too, the discount they offer is an insult...

lypxzm

lypxzm reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on May 4, 2011

Easy to crash while watching movies, but still a good player.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 24, 2011

it does cost
but it has a better picture esp for low grade movies like TS

jakartatech

jakartatech reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 22, 2011

Bloated and very easy to crash, far to expensive for what you get.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 22, 2011

Just use MPC and MPC-HC, lite, portable and does what its supposed to do perfectly.
The rest is garbage.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 22, 2011

GOD this is expensive, and it is STILL buggy.

Could someone please help identify what some of the alternatives are for regular Blu-Ray playback under Windows XP and Windows 7?

I wish Win 7 came with the ability to play Blu-Ray back so that people did not get suckered into forking out tons of cash on a app like this.

Yes, it does work, but why isn't the $49 standard version able to play regular Blu-Ray even?

ARGH!

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 22, 2011

I tried the trial for one day and uninstalled it. It is featureless and I agree with Prospero424 in that you are only supporting the mafia and their causes if you buy this restrictive featureless player. You might as well stick with Windows Media Player. They are about the same when it comes to codec support.

Zoom Player Max is the way to go if you want features along with a player that can support almost any kind of codec you throw at it.

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 21, 2011

Use the money to buy a good BluRay ripper like AnyDVD or DVDFab, instead. Then you can use any player you like instead of supporting the content restriction mafia with crud like this.

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v11.0.1620.51 on Apr 21, 2011

Over priced bloatware, not worth a penny!

betabettabest

betabettabest reviewed v10.0.2325.51 on Dec 2, 2010

I agree with the concensus here: it's overpriced. But it's better video/audio than windows native for regular DVDs, and it's the most reliable (and one of the only) ways to watch Blu-Ray [the Ultra version only]. If you have a good monitor and video card, Avatar can look awesome with this program. Whether it's worth its price is debatable. (I have no other way of watching blu-ray, and it's certainly cheaper than buying a big-screen.)

Cyberlink puts its products on sale several times a year. I wish they would figure out that they could sell more licenses if they would lower the price. Performance-wise, it's worth 4 stars. Value-wise, only 2.

Someone reviewed v10.0.1714 on Jul 23, 2010

FRUSTRATING. NO SOUND. I had high hopes for this program after reading what other reviewers thought of it, but I soon realized that it was all hipe. I purchased the full version of this product for playing Blu-Ray movies with Windows 7 Media Center integration. It's Media Center integration works fine, but when I opened the program from Media Center I had a STRANGE PROBLEM, I had NO SOUND. I tried configuring the options in the menu, but nothing seemed to work. I tried playing Blu-Ray Movies and DVD Movies that has been out for over a year thinking that it might have only been the PowerDVD menu, I had picture, but NO SOUND. I'm NOT a NOVICE and no matter what I did "Installing K-Lite Codec Pack or adjusting the Windows Audio Properties and PowerDVD settings" NOTHING WOULD WORK. I even went online to see if anyone had a fix, but they did not. I came to the conclusion that the problem was either PowerDVD running on 64-bit Windows or a Corrupt Dolby Audio Codec in PowerDVD.

I have since purchased ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum and it works PERFECTLY.

outofspace

outofspace reviewed v10.0.1516 on Mar 17, 2010

$70
This is someking joke

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