Pros: Works well on win7 even though i get messages saying that i need an update when i dont.
Cons: I went to upgrade my desktop and laptop to win8 because i wanted to take advantage of the upgrade price while its initially what i can afford. The ONLY program that i have installed on both systems that windows 8 tells me that wont run its this software. After asking Corel support what they have planned I was told they have nothing in the works to migrate windvd pro 11 to windows 8!? however they have many other products that are compatible, just not the one that i ju...
Pros: Plays Blurays and updates very easily for newer movies. Play back is ok but not that great. Overall not a bad codec. When will B disk support be native on windows?
Cons: There are a few... When I switched dvd menu controls to the mouse pointer it is like playing roulette to select play for a B ray disk but a regular dvd is normal. Sometimes an additional features menu pops up during B ray playback that is also annoying and hard to remove. If there is any miniscule blemish (even a spec of dust) on a B ray disk it will stop playback and say media not supported, annoying. This happens a lot with rentals.
Summary: I was using WinDVD Pro on an HTPC that was running 32 bit Win 7. It worked fine for Blu ray playback. However I downgraded that HTPC to Win Vista Ultimate and now it won't work, go figure. I get an error message about it not being compatible with the display drivers. I emailed tech support, and they had me do the usual list of things, update drivers, reinstall, run as administrator, all of which I had already done.
Pros: It was cheap after rebate and It works on 32 bit Win 7 Pro...
Summary: - The Time Stretch Feature and audio at 2x playback do not work with .mpg files from my hard drive that were created by a TV Tuner card. Although they do play, Tech Support said Time Stretch and audio at 2x playback would not work with them nor with other non-DVD files.
Pros: + Corel provides a full, free 30-day trial version that you can download and use so that you know exactly what you are getting before purchasing
Cons: I contacted Corel Tech Support through a different support channel than normal because as another reviewer posted, this product does not have an online Corel support option listed yet. I contacted them for two issues:
Cons: I have used WinDVD 9 for a couple of years with no problems. I use a Asus BW-12B1ST internal Blu-ray drive. After installing WinDVD 11 Pro every time I load a Blu-ray disc the drive and computer locks up. I have to manually shut down the computer. Corel has no customer service for this product. Using a LG external drive it did work. So who knows what drives will work or not.
Summary: 2D to 3D conversion is obviously a gimmick. While fun to play with (thanks for the included 3D red/blue glasses), video was very laggy on my machine and the audio got out of sync.
Pros: It'll playback DVDs and Bluray.
Cons: Wish it had better integration with Windows Media Center. A shortcut to a desktop app isn't very awesome when all you have is a remote. Even though it will autoplay, there's no way to close it afterwards without a mouse.