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CyberLink PowerDVD - The Definitive DVD Player

Since many years it is difficult to find a computer that does not include by default a DVD drive in its hardware configuration, allowing us to enjoy movies, series and other kind of video in this format on our own computer.

With several years of leadership on the market, CyberLink PowerDVD is the multimedia player par excellence designed not only to play DVD discs, but also Blu-ray discs and bring full navigation controls, screen capture tools, equalizer, skins, karaoke and many other amazing features which I'm going to tell you in this article.



A Large Collection Of Options

CyberLink PowerDVD includes an extensive collection of configuration options for video and audio, allowing us to configure the quality and quantity of colors of the image, supports configurations of up to 8 speakers, sound in Dolby Surround, among many other options designed to allow us to customize our own experience to obtain the highest quality according to the possibilities.



As I said, CyberLink PowerDVD is not limited to the reproduction of DVDs, as a matter of fact, it is also capable of opening all kinds of video formats, allowing us to reproduce movies stored in our hard disk although they are not in DVD format, supporting also all kinds of MPEG, MP4, DivX, VC and the most popular formats.



Novelties
In this new version of PowerDVD, developers improved the application's interface making it more eye-catching and functional, including transparencies in its popup menus and mouseover effects.



However, this latest version is mainly responsible for adding some very interesting features, like a whole new section called MoovieLive which will enable us to search extra material and data about our favorite films and will also help us in the management of our title collection. It only requires registration but it is totally free. To do so we only have to click on the link placed in the main window.



Making Adjustments While We Watch
If we want to talk about tweaking and adjustments while we play a movie, it should be mentioned that the TrueTheater filters included in this version of PowerDVD allow us to improve image quality on the fly, making the best of the processor's capabilities. Therefore, through this feature we can adjust brightness, definition and the smoothness of movements simply by using comfortable sliders without any problem.



Extras
One of the most interesting things I found in this application is the Movie Remix room: In this room you will be able to create our own chapters and versions of a movies, series and videos, among others, the only thing that we have to do is to be choose the diverse segments that we desire to include, in addition we will have the option to previsualize this creation to our taste or if we want we can also add graphs, subtitles and inclusively voice commentaries.



Details
Another really helpful feature is that if we are going to play a video that we have started earlier, the program gives us the opportunity to watch it starting from the beginning or to resume it from where we left (something really useful in case we suffer a hang out and have to reboot).



And in terms of visualization, the way we can navigate through the chapters of a movie is really interesting.



Final Words
I'm going to close this article with this two details that perfectly talk about Cyberlink PoweDVD 9 excellence, the only thing left to say is that despite being quite demanding in terms of system resources and not free , this is a magnificent media player really focused on DVD movies playing with a lot of extras which really add a lot of content and they are not just little gadgets to waste our time. Thus making of PowerDVD a program really worth of both, its price and hardware requirements.
Anyway, for those who still have doubts, there is a 30-day free trial in case we want to take a look before considering purchasing.

Are you a PowerDVD fan? Tell us what you think about it in the comments section below.
 

Author: Lucas Artigas Review on: PowerDVD 9

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