DVD Player Software Review

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Why is DVD Player Software Better?

We love movies, don't we? Especially in a fully loaded theater, with a sky scraping screen and mega–surround sound that vibrates every part of our bodies. Well now, with DVD player software, you can capture all of the things you love about the theater experience and pack them into your computer.

Even if your computer only has two speakers, the latest DVD player programs produce more sound diversity than ever–enabling you to hear more of the subtle audio nuances in your movie soundtracks. The best part about our favorite DVD player applications - PowerDVD, WinDVD and BlazeDVD - is that they can noticeably improve the audio and video quality, while also adding flexible features to help you enjoy movies in a whole new way.

Today’s DVD programs also offer intense, natural color and contrast, empowering your computer screen to display sharp detail during shadowy or highly illuminated scenes. Moreover, with the help of advanced video display features, these programs can keep the picture in focus, instead of clouded or blurred, during rapid scene changes.

Best of all, no matter where you are–at home on your computer or away on your notebook–DVD player software puts theater–quality entertainment at your fingertips.

In this site, you’ll find articles on DVD topics and comprehensive reviews to help you make an informed decision on which program is right for you. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don’t Have To.™

What to Look for in DVD Player Software

Exceptional DVD player software should offer a variety of features, be easy to use and install and offer plenty of help support. The audio and video quality should also be excellent, allowing for multiple types of environments and configurations. Below are the criteria TopTenREVIEWS used to evaluate DVD player software:

Feature Set
When it comes to DVD player software, the more features available, the better. These features include the ability to accommodate different types of DVDs, the ability to limit what movies others can watch using the player and extra features, like the ability to play video from your hard drive.

Ease of Use
Great programs offer a control panel that is small enough to be unobtrusive, but clearly visible. The panel should also allow for easy audio and video configuration, subtitle operation and chapter selection.

Video Quality
The best DVD player programs provide video images that are crisp, display natural color and offer controls to adjust video for optimal viewing in both darker and lighter environments.

Audio Quality
DVD player software should offer support in the form of live chat, email or online forms, as well as a built–in help section and a toll–free telephone support line.

Help/Support
DVD player software should offer support in the form of live chat, email or online forms, as well as a built–in help section and a toll–free telephone support line.

Whether you’re anchored at home with your desktop or trekking with your laptop, with the right DVD player software, you can fully enjoy high–quality video playback anytime or anywhere.

 
 
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10-9  Excellent
8-6    Good
5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
PowerDVD WinDVD BlazeDVD Zoom Player TotalMedia Theatre DVD X Player RioDVD Region Free Player DirectDVD SuperDVD Player
PowerDVD WinDVD BlazeDVD Zoom Player TotalMedia Theatre DVD X Player RioDVD Region Free Player DirectDVD SuperDVD Player
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Lowest Price
Visit PowerDVD 14
$49.95
Visit WinDVD 2011
$33.99
Visit BlazeDVD 6 Professional
$49.95
Visit Zoom Player 8
$19.99
Visit TotalMedia Theatre 6
$87.99
Visit DVD X Player 5.4
$49.95
Visit RioDVD Region Free Player 1.6
$39.95
Visit DirectDVD 8 SE
$39.99
Visit SuperDVD Player 5
$35.90
Ratings
9.38
8.75
8.63
8.58
7.82
7.23
7.15
6.73
5.90
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
9.30
9.38
9.50
9.38
9.38
9.00
9.00
8.75
8.00
8.75
9.25
7.75
8.75
8.75
8.50
7.25
9.50
8.75
8.75
9.50
7.50
8.75
8.50
8.00
5.00
7.25
9.00
8.00
5.75
3.75
7.50
5.50
7.50
7.50
9.00
7.25
7.50
5.00
9.00
2.50
6.75
7.50
5.00
5.00
2.50
 
Features
Auto-Resume Playback
AB Repeat
Image Capture
Subtitle Display
Closed Caption
Parental Controls
Video Always on Top
 
 
Digital Zooming
 
Playback Smoothing
    
Pan & Scan
 
  
Region Changing
 
 
Smart Stretching
 
    
Karaoke
    
 
Skin Technology
 
 
Plug-ins Available
 
   
 
Time Stretch  
 
    
Video Desktop   
  
 
Video Support
DVD-Video
DVD-VCD
 
DVD-SVCD
 
DVD-ISO
 
MPEG-1/MPEG-2
  
WMV-HD
   
MPEG-2 HD
    
DirectX Support
  
 
HD Playback/Up-scaling
 
 
MPEG-4
 
  
H.264  
 
    
VC-1  
 
    
Audio Support
Dolby Digital 5.1
 
DTS
 
Headphone Support
  
MP3 Support
Dolby Pro Logic II/DTS Neo:6
  
SRS TruSurround XT
  
 
DTS ES
 
    
Dolby Digital EX/Plus  
 
    
AAC    
 
  
S/PDIF    
  
24/96 LPCM Direct Output    
 
 
SRS Circle Surround    
   
 
Output Formats
DivX/AVI Decoder
 
Windows Media
Real Player Media
 
   
MKV
  
    
QuickTime Media  
   
Region Support
NTSC
PAL
Support / Help
E-mail/Online Forms
Documentation / Help
Easy Upgrades
 
Live Chat  
  
 
  
Toll-Free Phone     
 
 
Supported Configurations
Windows 8
   
Windows 7
   
Vista
XP
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