Cyberlink PowerDVD 17

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  1. tarekma7

    tarekma7 MDL Member

    Sep 28, 2012


    PowerDVD is the best multimedia software you need for yourPCs and home entertainment systems. It’s the ultimate media center, packing inthe essential movie, music and photo features needed to fully enjoy all mediacontent in unbeatable video and sound quality. Now youwill have a cinema feel at home with program support of 4K and HDR TVs! You canunleash the full power of Ultra HD and HDR TVs with unique technology thatdelivers better resolution, colors, brightness, and even a full Virtual Realityexperience.


    Current version: 17


    Release date: April 12, 2017

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    Operating System: Windows 10/8.1/8/7 Note:Windows 10 required for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback

    Disc Drive: DVD drive to play DVDs and CDs, Blu-raydrive to play Blu-ray Discs, Ultra HD Blu-ray drive to play Ultra HD Blu-rayDiscs

    Display Devices: HDCP 2.2 complaint displayfor Ultra HD Blu-ray playback, HDCP complaint display for Blu-ray playback

    Memory: 2 GB for Blu-ray Disc playback, 4 GBfor Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc playback

    Hard Disk Space: 500MB

    Graphics Support: Intel HD Graphics, ATIRadeon HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT. Intel HD Graphics 630 or above in Intel7th Gen CPU for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback

    Audio Support: PCI sound card or on-boardaudio output

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz, AMDPhenom 2.10GHz. Intel 7th Gen Core i (Kaby Lake) with Intel SGX support forUltra HD Blu-ray playback

    Internet Connection: Required for initialsoftware activation, video codec activation and social media services


    Movies: BD-R 1.1/BD-RE 2.1, BD-R 2.0/BD-RE3.0, BDROM 2.2, BD-J, BDROM Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), BDROM Profile 2.0(BD-Live), BDROM Profile 5.0 (BD 3D), BDROM Profile 6.0 (Ultra HD Blu-ray),AVCREC, AVCHD XAVC-S, DVD-Video, DVD-VR, DVD+VR, VCD, SVCD, CD, BD ISO, DVD ISO

    Videos: Conventional Video: 264, 265, 26L,3G2, 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, ASF, AVC, AVI, BSF, DIV, DIVX, DVR-MS, FLV, H264, H265,HEVC, JSV, JVT, M1V, M2P, M2T, M2TS, M2V, M4V, MK3D, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MP4V,MPE, MPEG, MPG, MPV, MTS, MVC, QT, TOD, TP, TPD, TRP, TS, TTS, VC1, VOB, VRO,WM, WMV, WTV

    360 Video: Equirectangular format MP4(H.264/265). Supports up to 4K resolution in 2:1 aspect ratio.
    3D-360 Video: Packed-Equirectangular formatMP4 (H.264/265). Supports up to 4K resolution in 1:1 aspect ratio.

    HDR 10 Video: H.265 in MP4, MKV and M2TS

    Photos: BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, MPO,JPS, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, ERF, KDC, MEF, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, RW2,SR2, SRF, X3F, 360 Photo: Equirectangular format JPG


    User Interface:


    The user interface consists of 2 main areas namely mediapanel and media window. Other UI features include search for media, playbackControls, switch to TV mode and program settings

    Media Panel:

    This part is the main area of theprogram. It includes media library, mycomputer, playlists, online videos (YouTube and Vimeo), CyberLink Cloud, and playmedia on portable devices and media servers on your home network. It allowsusers to play back movies, discs, access all the imported photos, video clips,movie files, TV shows, and music in the media library, browse your computer formedia files, watch online videos and many more features

    Media Window:

    when you can browse your computer, youwill view all of the media folders, files, and watch content during playback inthis area. Any feature selected on the panel will be displayed here. You can seemovies in your library, TV shows, photo, video and music folders, extract justthe audio track of a video and import it into the media library. You can also rateany media.

    Languages Support:

    The program supports many languagesto suit the needs of all users worldwide. Currently supported languagesinclude:English, French, German, Italian, Spanish (European), ChineseSimplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese

    Media Library: The program has a built-in media librarywhich consists of four main sections; movies/TV, videos, photos, and music. Simplyspecify the media files location on your computer and the library will importit automatically so that it will have all media from your hard drive andconnected network devices (for example movies, TV shows, and so on).



    PowerDVD modes:

    The program has four different modes available for playingback your media content: PC mode, TV mode, VR mode, and Mini Player mode. The PCmode is the main mode of that contains all of the program features. The TV modeis for users who wish to utilize touch screen or view movies with a remotecontrol. The new VR mode is designed to support virtual reality (VR) headset.The mini player mode lets you play the music in your media library.



    Create Media playlist:

    you can create a playlist thatcontains your music, videos, and photos. The process is very easy. Simply clicknew play list, specify its name then add any media you want. You can use dragand drop to add folders and files from your computer in an easy and quick way.


    Play Media in PowerDVD:

    CyberLink PowerDVD providesyou with the complete digital media playback experience. It supports theplayback of a variety of different types of media files. These include DVDs, moviefiles, TV shows high definition content, home videos, audio CDs, photoslideshows, and music. You can easily play any media files located on yourcloud space or on media servers. In addition, you can play online videosthrough youtube or Vimeo tool with no need to exit the program.

    Playback controls:

    These are the buttons available onthe playback controls and lets you navigate all media types in an easy way. Dependingon the type of media you are playing, these buttons have different display patternsto help you easily manage your media files

    Cyberlink cloud space:

    This is a very useful featurethat allows you toupload the videos, photos, and music on yourcomputer's hard drive to CyberLink Cloud. It will be easy for you to back itup, and make it available for playback on a portable device (using Power MediaPlayer). The auto sync feature make it easy to synchronize the media in yourmedia library with the media on CyberLink Cloud.

    Power Media Player: on mobile devices such as iPhone or android


    PowerDVD Remote:

    lets you control the app and playback from a distance using your smart device. You can set relaxed and enjoy


    Devices and Home media (DLNA):

    This built-in tool lets you share all of the media in your libraryto be available to other computers and devices connected to the same network. Forexample; you can sync all the media to your android device that is connected tothe same network, share videos and photos in the media library on social networkingsites and so on.

    Now Let’s discuss the main features that make PowerDVD17 the best option for you:

    Must-have for PCs and TVs: PowerDVD will optimize theentertainment on both computers and big-screen TVs.

    Truly Immersive Entertainment: You will enjoy the best picture and sound, withunique audio-visual enhancements with TrueTheater, along with newultra-realistic VR experience.

    Essential to Home Theater: One player to rule themall! When it comes to playing everything, PowerDVD is streets ahead of thepack. On top of unmatched disc, file, and online playback, there’spremium audio and wireless media casting—the perfect media center.

    TV Mode — Bring the Movies Home! Using PowerDVD, youwill enjoy the best movie experience on your TV. It offers a cinema-qualitymovie experience being optimized for big-screen displays.

    Incredible Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback: PowerDVDsupports Ultra HD 4K home entertainment which lets you enjoy high-resolutionvideos and Ultra HD Blu-ray. It's thebest that 4K home cinema gets!

    HDR 10 - Brighter, More Vivid: Experience the nextbig leap in picture quality; brighter, more vivid colors and better contrast. Findout if your PC is Ultra HD Blu-ray & HDR ready

    Experience Better-Than-Original Quality with TrueTheater: CyberLink's unique TrueTheaterenhancements improve the quality of even Blu-ray and hi-def video, and thedifference it makes to watching movies on your big screen TV has to be seen tobe believed. This feature includes optimized HDR displays, color and soundwith fuller audio environment.

    VR - The Future is Now: if you like the new VR technology;PowerDVD is the must-have player for the next-generation in multimediaentertainment. You will be able to explore the new worlds in 360° video and photos.New 3D-360 video support makes the whole experience feel even more real!

    Media Casting to Big Screen: This feature allows users tostream directly from PowerDVD to TV through leading media casting devicessuch as Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. Apply PowerDVD's award-winningTrueTheater technologies to anything you stream

    Pin YouTube Videos in High Quality: PowerDVD is thebest way to save online videos (from YouTube or Vimeo) to your PC. You canenjoy watching them offline, or even transfer them to your phone. This willsave on data charges. You can any video, even 4K and 360 videos!


    PowerDVD can rip audio tracks from any video and savethem as music files!

    Cinema Quality Audio Playback: PowerDVD supportsmaster-quality sound technology using Dolby and DTS built-in tools.

    Hi-Res & 3D Photo Slideshows: Enjoy photo albumsin beautiful high-resolution on your PC or TV just by selecting a folder orgroup of images and clicking “Play”.

    RAW Format Support: No need to convert before youenjoy, with full RAW file playback support.

    Direct Facebook & Flickr Upload: Share your shotsto Facebook and Flickr right from PowerDVD. Save time and effort.

    New Features added:

    Enjoy Ultra HDBlu-ray movies with 4x the resolution.
    Experience high contrast and color fidelity with HDR* (highdynamic range) video.
    Immerse yourself in your media in VR mode, with support forHTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.
    Boost regular video to HDR with TrueTheater HDR.
    Watch YouTube videos with Full HD and Ultra HD (4K) quality,and YouTube VR/360 videos.
    Import Windows Media Player playlists in one click.
    Revamped audio engine for improved audio output.


    The program settings are easily accessible from the mainprogram window. It is set to the default position suitable for most users. Youcan change the settings according to your needs


    General settings:
    lets you name your PowerDVD, setthe language of the user interface, configure player options, Auto-Resumesetting, Select files opened with PowerDVD, CyberLink Product ImprovementProgram, Reset "Never show again" dialogs, cache files and moresettings


    Video, Audio, Subtitles settings:
    you can configuresettings for video and audio playback. You can also customize subtitles onmovie files, and closed captions on DVDs and Blu-ray movies.


    Blu-ray Disc settings: allows you to configure thesettings for Blu-ray Disc playback. This includes the country, region code andmore settings

    Cloud settings includes general and conversion tabs. Youcan select the sync options for CyberLink Cloud, set the default downloadfolders, and configure how CyberLink PowerDVD converts media before uploading it.

    Hotkeys/Mouse Wheel settings: lets you set thefunction behavior for some specific keyboard hotkeys, and the mouse wheel,during media playback

    Movie Info settings helps you to configure theprogram interaction with the CyberLink movie information web service, thisincludes auto sign in, movie info and default language.

    Information settings lets you view detailedinformation about the disc you are playing, your computer's disc drive andhardware configuration, and the current configuration settings.


    Preferences. Modify these preferences if you want tocustomize the CyberLink PowerDVD UI, choose what media is displayed in thelibrary, set what folders are shared on a home media network, or configure your3D display


    Playback of media files
    Support all known formats
    Watch online videos
    Cinema like quality
    High quality sound
    TV mode
    Support VR media files
    And many more

    Cons : None


    Cyberlink PowerDVD is the bestmovie and media player.It has many features that will let you enjoy the best cinema like movieexperience and supports the new VR technology. You can view any videos on yourPC or supported screens. You can see your media files on many devices.
  2. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

    Oct 15, 2011
    Looks good and professional.

    Thanks for your work Tarek!
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  3. dinosaur07

    dinosaur07 MDL Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Excellent as always review, Tarek. Well done. Good job. :clap::rolleyes:
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  4. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

    Oct 18, 2014
    yep as say sid_16 very good and professional, for me is the best on the world :)
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  5. qaj1shi

    qaj1shi MDL Senior Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    best program for playing BDs and DVDs!

    Thank you for the review! :worthy:
  6. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

    Oct 21, 2009
    K, can't wait to test the latest version... haven't done this is quite a while... VLC and Kodi, you know... :D
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