Pros: It's a great program. Good picture and sound quality. I've no complaints in this area. The 3 Egg rating is because I feel that the lack of availability of a win8.1 version presents a serious drawback for a large number of customers.
Cons: Will NOT run on Win 8.1. There is an update to make it win8 compatible but it doesn't affect win8.1. I run a dual boot machine with win 7 and 8.1, and had to install the program under the win7 OS to get it to work.
Pros: Got this on a promo where after rebate it was the cost of shipping and got a free slot machines game with it. Using the link provided in the review done Mark S, WinDVD installed on the first try without any problems. I typed the code exactly as shown on the WinDVD card with the dashes and everyth...
Cons: The only con I found was that when writing a review for Newegg they don't allow you to preview the review before posting it. Not so much a con with the software, but still linked to this purchase.
Pros: Could not have been easier to install IF: 1. Use Mark S provided link, you get a download prompt - download 2. install from where you had it dowloaded to. 3. Enter the code on the card without dashes or spaces. 4. use it, beats the hell out of my old PowerDVD 11 Ultra
Looks like a good deal-until you look under the hood.
Kevin B., Newegg
13 May 2015
Summary: I hope this is not typical of Corel's support, but I'm now deeply wary of products under the Corel umbrella. This experience taints my view of the way this company does business. I wil follow up if things change. I was not treated this way by InterVideo, WinDVD's former owner.
Pros: A good deal. Simple. A card, complete with link, containing the serial number. Download & install. What could be easier? Arrived in a timely manner.
Cons: After installation, the first thing it asked me to do was download the patch (WinDVD Pro 11 SP4). I did so. (note: no registration). After that any time a disc (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) was put in the drive with the program running, -or- when a choice was made to autoplay using WinDVD, it died and Windo...
Summary: I am unsure if more ram would help the software load any faster. My guess is that my slow Celeron processor isn't helping but I don't really need it to load fast - as long as it can play video and music smoothly which it does.
Pros: *Update to a previous review which I asked Newegg to remove. This software works fine if you use the proper link provided by Mark S. on the last page of reviews. I missed it the first time around. It is: http://www.corel.com/akdlm/6763/downloads/WinDVD/11/Pro/PF/WinDVD11_Pro_PF.exe Type that in y...
Cons: Software is quite slow to load on my living room HTPC which only has 2GB's of ram and a Celeron processor. Your system may load it much more quickly. See other thoughts. You may need to check for upgrades and run a patch/service pack for it.
Summary: First time this type of problem has appeared with Corel software I have used for years - starting with CorelDRAW back in the Microsoft DOS days and software distributed on floppy disks
Pros: The "code" on the WinDVD Pro 11 card will work as the serial number (requested first in the registration process) ONLY if you leave the dashes out - no dashes, no spaces, just a continuous series of characters. I did use the newest download from the site shown on the card. I already had a Corel a...
Cons: The link referenced in an earlier review by "Mark" did not run on my Win 7 Pro system. That's when I finally tried leaving the dashes out of the code, after 30 minutes of failed attempts to get the software registered.
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!