Jul 192013

CyberLink PowerDVD is promoted as a media player for Blu-ray, 3D Video & HD Movie playback. However, not all PowerDVD editions can play Blu-Ray or 3D Blu-Ray. To play Blu-Ray, your PowerDVD version shall be in higher editions. Among the three editions of the latest version PowerDVD 13, only PowerDVD 13 Pro can play Blu-Ray and PowerDVD 13 Ultra can play Blu-Ray 3D. PowerDVD 13 Deluxe only support DVD playback.

Not all people can play Blu-Ray with PowerDVD. To play Blu-Ray in PowerDVD 11, PowerDVD 12 or PowerDVD 13, PowerDVD 14, PowerDVD 15, PowerDVD 16, PowerDVD 17, user’s computer must be HDCP compliant, with an appropriate videocard, cable and monitor. There are lots of restictions for Blu-Ray disc and regisons. PowerDVD is so slow usually takes long time to load movies, and it hangs up occasionally when playing 3D videos and 3D Blu-Ray movies. Some people find PowerDVD difficult to use due to the complicated user interface. If you have an OEM version or PowerDVD in your PC, Most likely PowerDVD won’t play Blu-Rays and you are required to upgrade to latest version around $80. Another issue Blu-Ray movie lovers found is that PowerDVD do not update often to support the latest Blu-Ray discs movies, so PowerDVD will refuse to play the new Blu-Ray movies. It’s really iritating if you paid over $100 for a program but it even does not work.

So, no matter whether you already have PowerDVD installed on your PC, you will need a PowerDVD alterntaive or PowerDVD replacement or PowerDVD similar to take care of your Blu-Ray movies, HD movies playback. This article introduces a best Cyberlink PowerDVD alternative/similar/replacement and a step-by-step guide on how to play Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, HD movies with the best PowerDVD alternative on Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP.

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