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- Cloud Music Store
- Upscale to HD
- 5.1 Channel Surround Sound
This review is from: CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Standard
Plays video nicely once it gets to the playing part, but getting there is painful.
Like so many "mature" products the feature bloat makes the product slow and cumbersome. Have used older PowerDVD for years but Cyberlink has lost the mojo with this one. It does not find my video library on my XP servers, it crashes with a digital media server error and requires the task manager to fix. Did I mention the menus are really slow - like seconds to respond? Spinning the mouse wheel during playback makes it freeze for 10's of seconds. On the old versions it simply speeds up or slows down so you can skip over undesired parts. Forget cinema mode it is worthless.
Maybe this runs ok on a fast W7 machine with W7 servers. The only library it could find was on one of my W7 workstations. I just thought that maybe an upgrade would fix some of the older product's shortcomings - but not so. Not worth the upgrade even at the shell shocker price. It is painfully frustrating.
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