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PowerDVD vs WinDVD, fight!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 3:14 am
by Asrale
Just wanted to know, which is a better software decoder? If anyone here has both that is. Any difference in features?

PowerDVD XP 4.0 came with my drive, but I've heard good things about WinDVD...screenshots of the interface bar would be appreciated... :p

PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:18 am
by tazdevl
FYI PowerDVD 5 is out and WinDVD has a new version out as well. I've been happy with both versions of PDVD.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 9:58 am
by Bo Derek
I used to watch my DVD with PowerDVD XP. I always had problems handling this piece of software intuitively. Recently I sold my graphics adapter PowerDVD came with and so I switched to WinDVD 5. I am pretty surprised how easy and clear the usage is and will stick to WinDVD for a while. Especially, I do like the screenshot panel which "collects" several screenies. That's quite more attractive than in PowerDVD.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2003 3:24 pm
by TheWizard
I tried both as well, and I was slightly more impressed with WinDVD.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 12:43 am
by pranav81
I have used PowerDVD XP 4 and now I use PowerDVD 5 without any problems.I have used WinDVD 4 but was more impressed by PowerDVD.I am happy with PowerDVD.Also CyberLink has awesome support.Your problems are solved in a jiffy,if you have any!
See ya guys later,


PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:57 pm
by ksolomon
I haven't used WINDVD yet, however I've had problems with PowerDVD and DVDR backups. I couldn't even get powerDVD to work on my DELL notebook w/Toshiba DVD-ROM.. :-?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:04 am
by pranav81
Well ksolomon,I would suggest that you contact CyberLink's support and they will surely help you out.
See ya soon,


PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 1:30 pm
by vsekh
I have the same problem with DVD+R media. I cannot get them to play using Powerdvd XP 4.0. I can only play DVD+RW media.

I have ordered an OEM version of Powerdvd 5.0.

For now, I use Windows Media Player for the DVD+R media.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:56 pm
by cenkog
Equally good softwares IMO & there is no important differences between them .They are very competitive products... Try & buy one of them ...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 12:38 am
by Action Jackson
Haven't tried WinDVD.

I'm actually using PowerDVD 3.0 b/c it has Dolby Surround in 4/6 speaker mode whereas 4.0 XP only has 2 speaker support.

Both were bundled OEM products.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:59 pm
by Stoner
Just google for it. Digital Digest had a comparison between the newest PDVD and WDVD. Personally, I find PDVD to be easier on the eyes and have better layout and options. Currently using PDVD5 loaded version. Sweet.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:03 pm
by LordArthas
Ι tried both as well, and I prefer WinDVD.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:21 am
by mrk1283
imo windvd 5.1 just looks far nicer too and is easier to use AND loads vcd/kvcd/svcd/xvcd properly whereas pdvd tends to skip and die on most formats, also image quality i find on windvd alot better and aspect ratio shifting on windvd for user burned films is better plus it has nicer divx decoding and all the audio features and disc info tools plus network running for remote access among many many other features

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:37 pm
by vsekh
I got Powerdvd 5.0. Now I am able to play DVD+R media without any problems.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:01 am
by Mystery Man
Ive tried power dvd 4.0 & 5.0 and i think i like windvd better.