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Cyberlink PowerDVD 16 Ultra (PC): $70 @ Amazon

bittul 2,969 30,442 June 16, 2016 at 11:33 AM in Entertainment (3)
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All-purpose entertainment media player for Blu-ray 3D, DVD and 4K playback. You can now wirelessly send any media to your big screen through a Roku, Apple TV or Chromecast device.
All New TV Mode lets you control and enjoy PowerDVD on your big screen TV to immerse yourself in a movie watching experience.
Market leading audio support for a truly immersive sound environment. PowerDVD supports master quality sound technology-Dolby and DTS.
PowerDVD Remote: Sit back and relax while you browse and control your entertainment using your mobile phone.
Discs, files, ISO images, subtitles formats - PowerDVD supports it all! In PowerDVD 16 more formats support than ever before and ongoing improvements to TrueTheater enhancement technologies.
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People pay 70 dollars for media player software in 2016? Tell me it isn't so ...

Open source VLC for the win
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People pay 70 dollars for media player software in 2016? Tell me it isn't so ...

Open source VLC for the win
PowerDVD is so 2006
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Quote from coolbeanz View Post :
People pay 70 dollars for media player software in 2016? Tell me it isn't so ...

Open source VLC for the win
Quote from metaldood View Post :
PowerDVD is so 2006
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...873,00.asp

http://www.pcworld.com/article/30...least.html
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Last edited by bittul June 16, 2016 at 11:51 AM
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So this is like Kodi except it cost 70 dollars?
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Quote from coolbeanz View Post :
People pay 70 dollars for media player software in 2016? Tell me it isn't so ...

Open source VLC for the win
if you can play Blu-ray discs with VLC I'd love to know how. Thanks!
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So this is like Kodi except it cost 70 dollars?
That was my thought too, initially. but it looks like it allows you to not have any hardware at the TV. Instead you run it on your PC and cast it to your TV via DNLA or Miracast. But seems rather pointless since the casting does not work with protected content. I can't see why you would want this versus putting that $70 towards something like a AFTV box with Kodi and being much more versatile.

So the only thing left that this does is play media on your PC, and we all know VLC is the best player for that!
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Last edited by black_mamba June 16, 2016 at 12:11 PM
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if you can play Blu-ray discs with VLC I'd love to know how. Thanks!
How much does a blu ray player cost? lol , can spend 50 dollars on one and don't need a computer or this software .... I see no need for this software
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This integrates with Windows Media Center for blu-ray playback, it's the only reason I use it. I like to keep a clean interface on my HTPC and this does just that.
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Can't believe anyone would pay $70 for a blu ray player software God bless OP.
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As others have said, you'really more than welcomed to link to the free bluray playback software you're using.
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The 2016 version of Powerdvd has some great features like 4k up conversion of Bluray and changing the output frequency of the video to match a mode your monitor can support. Kodi and VLC are great for what they do, but PowerDVD offers disc playback features they flag out don't have.

Obviously if your collection is all digital this software isn't for you.

If you want to correct me please provide links to legitimate software or addons that do what PowerDVD can do.
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Last edited by nico07 June 16, 2016 at 01:50 PM
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Supposedly DAplayer aka 5kPlayer now does encrypted blu rays for free. Not sure as I don't watch blu rays on my PC

http://www.urlhasbeenblocked.com/daplayer/
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