Summary: I struggled with getting this program to run correctly for over a week, because the URL given on the card installs a trial version and not the full version. Once you use the URL in Mark S.
Pros: Plays DVD's, Blu-Rays, and almost any media format on today's market
Cons: The URL given on the key card is wrong! Look at the review by Mark S. for the correct URL and your code to unlock the product will work perfectly without needing the "update" many people struggle with!
WASTE OF MONEY, Didn't work AT ALL. Download something free
steven s., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: I would highly suggest looking at alternatives, including free software online.
Pros: None so far
Cons: Non-functional and NO tech/product support. At this price there should be some way to contact the developer for tech support. I've pretty darn tech savy and tried to Google issues with this product and read a lot of forums but could not get anything other than a blank box when opening the program. WASTE OF MONEY, Download something free
Summary: "Just say no" if the program asks you to download and install updates to allow playback of certain types of discs, you will be better off playing that disc on some other device. Or apply updates only if you can perform tricky and advanced operations on the PC.
Pros: -Plays Blu-Ray Discs -Nice user interface -If you succeed in installing the program, it runs well -Does not saturate the computer resources during playback
Cons: -Installation process is complicated -The installer/uninstaller application is poorly designed and the program is rendered useless when it downloads updates to allow playback of different Blu-Rays -High computer skills are needed to re-install this program after first update is applied
Summary: Thanks to Mark S. for posting the correct download link. I had suspected the download link on the card was incorrect, but was not ever able to get this resolved. I'm glad I didn't throw the card away, since it was worthless until now.
Pros: If you can get it working, it does play blu-rays. Getting it working was the hard part. My old software couldn't reliably play new titles anymore. The interface and playback of this software is only marginally better than some of the free methods you can use for blu-ray playback, but it has reliably played every disk.
Cons: The download link on the card directs you to the trial version. I spent several unsuccessful hours with Newegg support trying to figure this out after Christmas. I had given up on this and forgot about it until I saw it on sale for free just now (after rebate).
Summary: I bought WinDVD a couple weeks back for $3. It is not worth $3, it is not worth free, I wouldn't take ti if you paid me $3. You will waste hours of your life trying to get it to work.
Pros: Seems to play DVDs OK.
Cons: You will waste hours of your life trying to get this to work. DVDs play fine, but when you put a BluRay in it tells you you have to download an update. The update quietly uninstalls the original version and then fails to install. Eventually you reboot your machine and then spend 5 minutes looking for your original version of WinDVD, but it is gone without notice. Then you try agin to install the update, but it tells you that this is an upgrade only. So you reinstall t...
Cons: WinDVD Pro 11 worked okay until thirty days after it was installed. Now all that happens is a window appears stating trial period has expired. Corel support page suggests downloading again and inserting key code, but that does not work either. After thirty days Corel support charges support fees. Bottom line, a very bad investment.
Summary: Not sure why other people had such trouble with it. When I purchased it for about $28, I downloaded the trial through the link they gave me. Installed fine, then I input the license key from the card, it accepted it just fine. I've had zero trouble with the program, has played every Bluray disc or ISO image I've thrown at it. I don't know of any Bluray player that accepts mouse input.