- No media store.
- Casting doesn’t work with protected media.
- Doesn’t work with Netflix.
- App occasionally stopped working in VR context in testing.
CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra Crack now supports 360-degree video, such as that from the Samsung Gear 360 and the Nikon KeyMission 360 ($99.99 at Amazon UK) , or from online sources, such as YouTube and Vimeo. It can take a double circular image and convert that to an equirectangular view that you can navigate with the mouse cursor.
The VR headset support is cool, and I saw an impressive demo of the software using and Oculus Rift, in which you can take part in both animated and live 360 productions. Believe me, being in a movie can be a lot more fun than merely watching one.
I tried VR mode with an HTC Vive. The software provides a menu and instructions in the VR view for how to use it, and I was able to view digital still photos and both 2D and 3D videos through it. At first I was using a PC that didn’t have the required graphics processor level, and though the HTC software worked, PowerDVD wasn’t having it. Everything worked as advertised on a Razer Blade ($99.99 at Amazon UK) laptop, and I was able to look around my sample 360-degree video world.
PowerDVD is the first software that supports 4K UHD Blu-ray drives, but those are pretty hard to come by, unless you live in Japan. If you plan to play 4K Blu-rays, you’ll also need all your equipment—TV, PC, drive, and cables—to support HDCP 2.2 for DRM reasons. You can already get 4K Blu-rays that include HDR at BestBuy, and more are available for preorder. Needless to say, the content’s visual quality is stunning, as I saw in a live demo provided by CyberLInk.
Better Video Viewing
The Corel and Microsoft applications can both play video files from your drive or discs, but CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra Crack adds TrueTheater image correction and enhancement. This can really heighten the watching experience and give more intensity and clarity in both the video and audio of a movie. The result can occasionally be a bit oversaturated and too contrast-y, but at its best it can really bring washed-out footage to life.
WinDVD offers lighting and color correction, but not an automatic picture improver like TrueTheater’s. Both also offer image stabilization, though I found PowerDVD’s more proficient. It doesn’t fix large camera movements, but it works well for jittery shaking.
Another TrueTheater enhancement is Motion, which up-samples video to make motion smoother. TrueTheater also corrects color, lighting, and sharpness, and you can even adjust the strength of these effects with slider controls. You get to these simply by tapping the eye icon below the video. You can even use a split-screen view to compare the effects with the unadjusted image.
Finally, TrueTheater also offers new HDR enhancement abilities, though this last feature is only available if you’re watching on an HDR10-capbale HDTV. It looks even better than previous TrueTheater color and lighting enhancements, since it actually provides a larger color space.
Casting to Larger Screens
One feature of the TV Mode (and one that’s shared with Microsoft Movies & TV) is the ability to cast video and audio to an external device such as an HDTV, either wired or wirelessly, using Wi-Fi and Miracast, or through DLNA.
An unfortunate limitation of this technology, however, is that it doesn’t let you stream Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, movie folders, or ISO files. One surprising capability, though, is that it can stream your video to Apple TVs. But PowerDVD isn’t the only PC media-playing software that can do that: Apple iTunes can, too, and even with big Hollywood movies you buy from Apple’s content store.
Unlike iTunes and Windows Movies & TV, PowerDVD doesn’t include any content-buying option. You have to download your movies and shows through some other means and then can organize and play them back in PowerDVD. It does let you watch trailers, rate titles, and interact with the MoovieLive online fan community.
It’s worth noting that CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra Crack also offers some decent photo capabilities. It can view raw camera files, play slideshows from a folder of images, and upload disk-based digital photos to Facebook and Flickr. Unfortunately, it can’t apply its TrueTheater image enhancements to still photos.
PowerDVD Ultra includes a year of 30GB of CyberLink Cloud online storage. If you’re a CyberLink Live subscriber, that amount continues as long as you subscribe. If not, you can buy online storage at $9.99 for 10GB for a year, up to 100GB for $100 per year.
It’s not the cheapest storage around, compared with iCloud Drive ($99.99 at Amazon UK) , Google Drive, or OneDrive, but it ties in nicely with your CyberLink products. You can upload photos and video from the program, as well as from the mobile apps and then play the media from any device. You can enjoy content and create folders, but not upload files, from the web interface.
Its mobile apps are one aspect of CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra Crack that set the product apart from the competition. The two apps, PowerDVD Remote and Power Media Player (available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone), work as remote controls for bigger PC and HDTV screens and as a player for all your content stored on the PC.
They also tie in with the CyberLink Cloud. Any content you store there will be playable in the Player app, but the same thing could be said for Apple iTunes and Windows Movies & TV and Groove apps.
Setting up the remote app is a simple matter of making sure the phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the computer running PowerDVD and then entering a code from the application’s Devices page. The app shows an overlay of its functions, which are pretty clear even without this mini-tutorial. It’s a well-designed app that includes keyboard and mouse functions, volume adjustments, and skip controls.
The remote app would be easier to use if you didn’t need three modes—Navigation, Playback, and Mouse. The same problem of the PC mouse being unable to click on-screen buttons exists for the app. You can however, click on the PowerDVD play controls at the bottom of the screen.
The Media Play app sports a woodgrain, bookshelf-like home page with choices for Music, Video, and Photo. I was able to load and play video from my test PC running PowerDVD, and after logging into a CyberLink Cloud account, I could play videos from that source, too, even when I wasn’t on the same Wi-Fi network as the PC. The video doesn’t play until it’s completely downloaded, however. Video stored on OneDrive can stream to the service’s mobile apps before full download.
Power for Home Theater Fans
If you download a lot of media to your PC and want a way to play it on a big screen, CyberLink PowerDVD 17 Ultra is a good way to go. The Microsoft Movies & TV app and iTunes offer playback with casting to larger screens, too, as well as stores for purchasing commercial video and music. Still, they lack CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra Crack TrueTheater image improvement and mobile remote-control and media playing apps. Meanwhile, PowerDVD’s closest competitor, Corel WinDVD, lacks mobile apps, VR support, and a cloud storage option. All of this earns CyberLink PowerDVD our Editors’ Choice for disc-playing software.
CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra 22.0.3530.62 Crack is the ultimate video playing software, with support for new technologies like 4K Blu-ray and 360-degree VR.