I have used Power DVD, in various guises, for many years and have never been as impressed as I have with the excellent range of free software available such as Windows Media Player, Realplayer & VLC Media Player. Would this version change my mind?
Cyberlink, in my experience, is slower to load and respond than other well known programmes, and with my fast Windows 7 PC I am experiencing serious usability issues. After inserting the disk, the executable file failed to respond to a mouse click so I had to open the directory and manually search for the EXE file. After a relatively slow installation, the programme crashed.
I am now unable to use the programme at all, and have tried many diagnostics and have emailed the company. For the record my Dell PC is in full working order, less than 18 months old and I am technically able.
This is the standard version of Power DVD and does not include the ability to convert footage to 3D, something that I notice others have been unaware of. The rather ambiguous product description does not help. This package (when working) should allow the user to use their mobile phone as a remote control.
I was able to use the programme for about 5 minutes before it crashed. I have restarted my PC several times. During the 5 minutes - I found the picture to be the same (although slightly less sharp in places) as Windows Media Player, Real Player and VLC - the settings would not allow my particular file to be adjusted for brightness and contrast, although I am at a loss to know why. The interface was uninspiring.
I will now uninstall this software and, as it has already been registered, will use the CD as a coffee mat and recycle the box.