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Old 08-31-01, 07:49 PM
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Best DVD Program for computers?

I got a new Dell 8100 with 2 DVD programs...they kinda suck, so I'm wondering if anyone knows any other good DVD-ROM players and where I can get them.
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PowerDVD from CyberLink and WinDVD from InterVideo are the top ones, the latest WinDVD is probably a little better picture-wise, I believe PowerDVD might be better sound-wise. If you look around you can often find OEM versions with some missing features for $5 - 15. Make sure you know what is missing from the full version and whether you need it. They are only about $40 for the full version anyway.
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I have WinDVD 3.0 and it is really good. It has a better picture quality than PowerDVD. I can't really comment on the sound because my Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder does the job using spdif instead of the software.
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Another vote for WinDVD 3.0. I was using PowerDVD for awhile but, started having audio problems. Go here for some other excellent dvd software utilities.
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I also bought PowerDVD (3.0 LE) $29 from GoCyberlink.com.

The LE version doesn't come with 5.1 sound which is fine with me since I just wanted it to take screenshots.

The picture and sound quality seems fine. The screenshots are decent but a little grainy and artifacty (compressed) looking. I wish the image quality of the screenshots was a little better. Makes for a decent enough wallpaper image, I guess.

Haven't experienced any sound problems with PowerDVD so far.

I originally bought a $10 PowerDVD disc which was a waste of money - turns out you still need to pay the $30 or whatever to Cyberlink for a registration number. Save time and money, go directly to Cyberlink.

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