DVD player software

DVD player software lets you watch ordinary DVD video discs on your computer. It turns your computer into an advanced DVD player, playing DVDs that you’ve bought or rented in great quality. It’s versatile too - you can watch movies on your laptop in bed or on your normal computer monitor.

DVD player software comparison chart for 2017

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DVD Player X
DVD Player 3.0
DirectDVD 8
SuperDVD Player
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
Cyberlink PowerDVD 16 Ultra has been awarded best buy Product image of cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra Product image of blaze dvd player Product image of corel windvd pro 12 Product image of zoom player pro Product image of dvd player x Product image of dvd player 3.0 Product image of directdvd 8 Product image of superdvd player

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Ratings
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Overall
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra has a rating of five  overall blaze dvd player has a rating of four  overall corel windvd pro 12 has a rating of five  overall zoom player pro has a rating of four  overall dvd player x has a rating of four  overall dvd player 3.0 has a rating of four  overall directdvd 8 has a rating of three  overall superdvd player has a rating of three  overall
Setup
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra has a rating of five for setup blaze dvd player has a rating of four for setup corel windvd pro 12 has a rating of five for setup zoom player pro has a rating of four for setup dvd player x has a rating of four for setup dvd player 3.0 has a rating of four for setup directdvd 8 has a rating of four for setup superdvd player has a rating of three for setup
Features
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra has a rating of five for features blaze dvd player has a rating of five for features corel windvd pro 12 has a rating of five for features zoom player pro has a rating of five for features dvd player x has a rating of four for features dvd player 3.0 has a rating of four for features directdvd 8 has a rating of three for features superdvd player has a rating of three for features
User experience
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra has a rating of five for user experience blaze dvd player has a rating of five for user experience corel windvd pro 12 has a rating of five for user experience zoom player pro has a rating of five for user experience dvd player x has a rating of four for user experience dvd player 3.0 has a rating of four for user experience directdvd 8 has a rating of four for user experience superdvd player has a rating of three for user experience
Ease of use
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra has a rating of five for ease of use blaze dvd player has a rating of four for ease of use corel windvd pro 12 has a rating of five for ease of use zoom player pro has a rating of four for ease of use dvd player x has a rating of four for ease of use dvd player 3.0 has a rating of four for ease of use directdvd 8 has a rating of three for ease of use superdvd player has a rating of three for ease of use
Help & support
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra has a rating of five for help & support blaze dvd player has a rating of four for help & support corel windvd pro 12 has a rating of five for help & support zoom player pro has a rating of four for help & support dvd player x has a rating of four for help & support dvd player 3.0 has a rating of four for help & support directdvd 8 has a rating of four for help & support superdvd player has a rating of three for help & support
Features
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Autoresume
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes autoresume blaze dvd player includes autoresume corel windvd pro 12 includes autoresume zoom player pro includes autoresume dvd player x includes autoresume dvd player 3.0 includes autoresume directdvd 8 includes autoresume superdvd player includes autoresume
Closed captioning
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes closed captioning blaze dvd player includes closed captioning corel windvd pro 12 includes closed captioning zoom player pro includes closed captioning dvd player x includes closed captioning dvd player 3.0 includes closed captioning directdvd 8 includes closed captioning superdvd player includes closed captioning
Karaoke
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes karaoke blaze dvd player does not include karaoke corel windvd pro 12 includes karaoke zoom player pro does not include karaoke dvd player x does not include karaoke dvd player 3.0 includes karaoke directdvd 8 includes karaoke superdvd player does not include karaoke
Parental controls
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes parental controls blaze dvd player includes parental controls corel windvd pro 12 includes parental controls zoom player pro includes parental controls dvd player x includes parental controls dvd player 3.0 includes parental controls directdvd 8 includes parental controls superdvd player includes parental controls
Pan & scan
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes pan & scan blaze dvd player includes pan & scan corel windvd pro 12 includes pan & scan zoom player pro includes pan & scan dvd player x does not include pan & scan dvd player 3.0 includes pan & scan directdvd 8 does not include pan & scan superdvd player does not include pan & scan
Playback smoothing
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes playback smoothing blaze dvd player includes playback smoothing corel windvd pro 12 includes playback smoothing zoom player pro includes playback smoothing dvd player x does not include playback smoothing dvd player 3.0 does not include playback smoothing directdvd 8 does not include playback smoothing superdvd player does not include playback smoothing
Region settings
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes region settings blaze dvd player does not include region settings corel windvd pro 12 includes region settings zoom player pro includes region settings dvd player x includes region settings dvd player 3.0 includes region settings directdvd 8 does not include region settings superdvd player includes region settings
Subtitles
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes subtitles blaze dvd player includes subtitles corel windvd pro 12 includes subtitles zoom player pro includes subtitles dvd player x includes subtitles dvd player 3.0 includes subtitles directdvd 8 includes subtitles superdvd player includes subtitles
Laptop mode
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes laptop mode blaze dvd player does not include laptop mode corel windvd pro 12 includes laptop mode zoom player pro includes laptop mode dvd player x does not include laptop mode dvd player 3.0 includes laptop mode directdvd 8 does not include laptop mode superdvd player does not include laptop mode
Time stretch
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes time stretch blaze dvd player does not include time stretch corel windvd pro 12 includes time stretch zoom player pro includes time stretch dvd player x does not include time stretch dvd player 3.0 includes time stretch directdvd 8 does not include time stretch superdvd player does not include time stretch
Video clip capture
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes video clip capture blaze dvd player includes video clip capture corel windvd pro 12 includes video clip capture zoom player pro includes video clip capture dvd player x includes video clip capture dvd player 3.0 includes video clip capture directdvd 8 includes video clip capture superdvd player includes video clip capture
Video on top
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes video on top blaze dvd player includes video on top corel windvd pro 12 includes video on top zoom player pro includes video on top dvd player x includes video on top dvd player 3.0 includes video on top directdvd 8 includes video on top superdvd player does not include video on top
Video desktop
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra does not include video desktop blaze dvd player includes video desktop corel windvd pro 12 includes video desktop zoom player pro does not include video desktop dvd player x includes video desktop dvd player 3.0 does not include video desktop directdvd 8 includes video desktop superdvd player does not include video desktop
Zoom
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra includes zoom blaze dvd player includes zoom corel windvd pro 12 includes zoom zoom player pro includes zoom dvd player x does not include zoom dvd player 3.0 includes zoom directdvd 8 includes zoom superdvd player includes zoom
Video
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Audio
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Regional support
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Help & support
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Telephone support
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra does not offer telephone support blaze dvd player does not offer telephone support corel windvd pro 12 does not offer telephone support zoom player pro offers telephone support dvd player x offers telephone support dvd player 3.0 offers telephone support directdvd 8 offers telephone support superdvd player does not offer telephone support
Email support
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra offers email support blaze dvd player offers email support corel windvd pro 12 offers email support zoom player pro does not offer email support dvd player x offers email support dvd player 3.0 does not offer email support directdvd 8 offers email support superdvd player offers email support
Live chat
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra does not offer live chat blaze dvd player does not offer live chat corel windvd pro 12 does not offer live chat zoom player pro offers live chat dvd player x does not offer live chat dvd player 3.0 offers live chat directdvd 8 does not offer live chat superdvd player does not offer live chat
Manual
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra offers manual blaze dvd player offers manual corel windvd pro 12 offers manual zoom player pro does not offer manual dvd player x offers manual dvd player 3.0 offers manual directdvd 8 offers manual superdvd player offers manual
Knowledge base
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra does not offer knowledge base blaze dvd player does not offer knowledge base corel windvd pro 12 does not offer knowledge base zoom player pro does not offer knowledge base dvd player x does not offer knowledge base dvd player 3.0 does not offer knowledge base directdvd 8 does not offer knowledge base superdvd player does not offer knowledge base
Operating systems
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Windows 10
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra  windows 10 blaze dvd player  windows 10 corel windvd pro 12  windows 10 zoom player pro  windows 10 dvd player x  windows 10 dvd player 3.0  windows 10 directdvd 8  windows 10 superdvd player  windows 10
Windows 8
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra  windows 8 blaze dvd player  windows 8 corel windvd pro 12  windows 8 zoom player pro  windows 8 dvd player x  windows 8 dvd player 3.0  windows 8 directdvd 8  windows 8 superdvd player  windows 8
Windows 7
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra is compatible with windows 7 blaze dvd player is compatible with windows 7 corel windvd pro 12 is compatible with windows 7 zoom player pro is compatible with windows 7 dvd player x is compatible with windows 7 dvd player 3.0 is not compatible with windows 7 directdvd 8 is not compatible with windows 7 superdvd player is not compatible with windows 7
Windows Vista
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra is compatible with windows vista blaze dvd player is compatible with windows vista corel windvd pro 12 is compatible with windows vista zoom player pro is compatible with windows vista dvd player x is compatible with windows vista dvd player 3.0 is not compatible with windows vista directdvd 8 is compatible with windows vista superdvd player is compatible with windows vista
Windows XP
cyberlink powerdvd 16 ultra is compatible with windows xp blaze dvd player is compatible with windows xp corel windvd pro 12 is compatible with windows xp zoom player pro is compatible with windows xp dvd player x is compatible with windows xp dvd player 3.0 is compatible with windows xp directdvd 8 is compatible with windows xp superdvd player is compatible with windows xp

DVD player software explained

Although many computers have DVD playing functions built in, these tend to be basic. DVD player software should give you extra control over picture and sound settings. It can make video look much better on a standard computer monitor, and you usually get lots of other features too.

DVD player software can play DVDs through any type of display or projector connected to your computer. It’s ideal if you want to watch DVDs on your laptop. But if you hook your computer up to a projector or compatible big-screen TV, it can bring a new dimension to your in-home viewing.

What’s more, DVD player software is a cost-effective way to get features that are only available with top-of-the-range DVD players. Notably, DVD player software can often perform upscaling. This improves the quality of video when played on a high-definition display, like a flat screen HDTV.

More capabilities and control

You may be able to use DVD player software to watch DVDs recorded in different formats, including home-made discs recorded at a lower quality to fit more footage onto a single DVD. It can even help you get the best out of these recordings by adjusting colors, sharpness and audio to fit your display and speakers or headphones.

Some DVD player software can play DVDs from parts of the world which use alternative systems or DVD regions. And parents will appreciate controls to prevent children viewing age-restricted films.

Most people use DVD player software to compliment their main DVD player. It brings more flexibility to your viewing by allowing you to watch DVDs in other ways and places.

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Rank
Cyberlink PowerDVD 16 Ultra
Blaze DVD Player
Corel WinDVD Pro 12
Zoom Player Pro
DVD Player X
DVD Player 3.0
DirectDVD 8
SuperDVD Player