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Review of programs for viewing of DVD and Blu-ray of disks

Today already to surprise nobody with the movies of a high definition allowing to take pleasure in 3D technologies directly at your place. The computer with the drive supporting Blu-ray disks, and the corresponding software is for this purpose necessary. The most popular and functional programs for viewing of DVD and Blu-ray of disks are presented in this review.
Today already to surprise nobody with the television and movies of a high definition allowing to take pleasure in 3D technologies directly at your place. Evolution of technologies began with VHS cartridges and to modern data carriers of Blu-ray which allow to reproduce movies HD with the permission of a shot 1080r (1920х1080 pixels) while permission of usual DVD no more than 720х480 pixels.
The modern players supporting formats of a high definition cost expensive. Therefore it is quite natural that for many use of the computer and special programs for viewing of movies will be optimum option. Of course, on condition of existence corresponding the drive supporting Blu-ray disks, the corresponding software, a good stuffing for the computer and the monitor is for this purpose necessary. Usual DVD can be looked and by means of the Windows Media Player player which is built in system, but it has limited opportunities of settings therefore it is more preferable to use nevertheless third-party programs which we will consider in this article. We selected the most popular and functional programs for viewing of DVD and Blu-ray of disks.

Cyberlink PowerDVD 12

    Page of the program (English): www .cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/overview_en_US.html
    The supported systems: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (x86, x64)
    Language: Russian is supported
    Cost: from $49,95
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Cyberlink PowerDVD 12 is the powerful multimedia program allowing to look through DVD and Blu-ray disks (including in a 3D format) and also to reproduce and store musical collections together with photos. Is issued in editions of Ultra, Pro and Standart (does not support reproduction of Blu-ray and 3D). Has support of a set of useful functions and formats, and a new kernel of a player allow to convert "on the fly" the movie of a usual format in the 3D. But, to be fair, it is worth noticing that this function of converting not always works correctly. Besides, the special algorithm of processing of video is capable to turn the movie of usual DVD of quality into a format of a high definition, in combination with the TrueTheater technology doing the picture more juicy and contrast. Has opportunity to look through video from the Youtube services and some social networks. On subjective feeling, reproduction very smooth, and a sound qualitative and accurate.
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Pluses:
  • the interface of the program is intuitively clear;
  • there is a function of reproduction of movies from the hard drive of the computer;
  • possibility of reproduction of Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and any other HD files with hardware acceleration in a linking of CPU and GPU;
  • playing of video files of DVD of quality in the HD format mode by means of the special TrueTheater technology;
  • the player has realization of transformation of usual Blu-Ray in 3D, support 7.1 channel audioexits according to the Dolby Surround and DTS standards.
Minuses:
  • use of all opportunities requires quite powerful computer (a dual-core processor and the good videocard).

Corel WinDVD Pro 11

    Page of the program (rus): www .corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4090069
    Language: English (there is the Russian localization)
    The supported systems: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (x86, x64)
    Cost: from $59,99
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Corel WinDVD Pro 11 – one of the best programs for viewing of video and playing of disks of any formats. Possesses support of Blu-ray 3D, DVD, AVCHD and all latest formats of video. In general, functions are very similar with similar at the previous Cyberlink PowerDVD 12 program, but requirements and load of system are slightly lower. From features it is possible to allocate: transformation of video from the 2D format in the 3D, absolutely new and more optimized mode of reproduction of 3D video, function of stabilization of the picture (smoothing of movements and trembling of a shot), correction of lighting and flowers, special effects of improvement of audio, very qualitative and volume sound.
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Pluses:
  • has support practically of all known audio and video of formats, and also a new type of BDXL (only for the Pro version);
  • thanks to support of hardware acceleration, reproduction of video smooth, without breakthroughs;
  • system requirements are lower, than at competitors, loading is one system less;
  • free 3D points in a set upon purchase of the box version.
Minuses:
  • not really convenient interface.

TotalMedia Theatre 5

    Page of the program (English): www.arcsoft.com/totalmedia-theatre/
    Language: English (there is the Russian localization)
    The supported systems: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (x86, x64)
    Cost: from $100
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
TotalMedia Theatre 5 – one more program for viewing of video and various DVD and Blu-ray of disks. As well as other competitors, possesses support of 3D formats of a high definition. Has own technology of the 2D transformation of content in 3D, and not only video, but also photos. Also there are functions of improvement of quality of movies of low permission, thanks to SimHD able to relieve the picture of various noise. Most of all the convenient media library allowing to sort conveniently all multimedia content on the computer was pleasant. Besides, feature of SimHD is capable to improve quality of video which is looked through on YouTube that, undoubtedly, it is useful to many users. In comparison with competitive programs this product is allocated with the firm SimHD and Sim3D technologies which optimize speed and considerably improve quality of the picture.
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Pluses:
  • the convenient media library allowing to operate all multimedia files on the computer;
  • support of the majority of popular formats of video and music;
  • the unique SimHD and Sim3D technologies improving quality of the image;
  • viewing video online directly from a player;
  • support of Windows Media Center, thanks to the built-in plug-in.
Minuses:
  • quite high cost of the program in comparison with the next competitors.

KMPlayer

    Page of the program (rus): www.thekmplayer.ru/
    Language: English (there is the Russian localization)
    The supported systems: Windows 2000 (to version 2.9.3.1214) / Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
    Cost: free of charge
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
KMPlayer is a player of various media files with the built-in free codecs (VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg, a MP3, OGM, 3GP, MPEG 1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and others), allows to look through on the computer movies DVD and to listen to music, without needing installation of various third-party codecs. Possesses support of a set of plug-ins and settings which will be useful to the experienced user. The interface which is a little confused it will be quite difficult to inexperienced user to understand a huge number of various plug-ins and functions. But the program allows to watch videos of a high definition (in the MKV format, for example), possessing the good productivity and low system requirements. There is a support of hotkeys and function of removal of a screenshot from video. From free players, it, perhaps, the best option for viewing of usual movies in the DVD format.
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Pluses:
  • support of all modern and not really formats of video and a sound, thanks to the built-in plug-ins;
  • abundance of various settings of reproduction, for the advanced user;
  • low system requirements;
  • free distribution;
  • high quality of the image and sound;
  • completely adjusted program interface;
  • reproduction of stream audio and video.
Minuses:
  • it will be difficult to inexperienced user to understand all setting up the program.

Light Alloy

    Page of the program (rus): www.light-alloy.ru/
    Language: English (there is the Russian localization)
    The supported systems: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (x86, x64)
    Cost: free of charge
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Light Alloy – the compact and convenient multimedia player. Supports practically all demanded video formats. One of the main features – ease in use and possibility of thin setting up video and a sound. The program is well optimized for fast start and low loading of system. Has various built-in codecs for reproduction, but can use and third-party, built in system. Besides, possesses full support of reproduction of the different DVD formats, and also MKV and MP4. The main advantages of a player – possibility of thin control and support of a huge number of formats, thus very low system requirements. Unfortunately, in view of the free status of the project, has no support of playing of the disks Blu-ray and the 3D formats.
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Pluses:
  • support of a huge number of formats of video and audiofiles;
  • possibility of work of a player with a remote control;
  • various audio and video filters;
  • convenient registration of the menu and settings;
  • has function of the figurative player;
  • support of many types of subtitlings.
Minuses:
  • does not support formats of the disks Blu-ray.

GOM Player

    Page of the program (rus): player.gomlab.com/ru/
    Language: English (there is the Russian localization)
    The supported systems: Windows 98SE / ME/2000/XP/Vista/7
    Cost: free of charge
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
GOM Player – a free player for Windows systems. Distinctive features: possibility of viewing of a set of media files without third-party codecs (there is a built-in support); ability to reproduce the damaged and partially loaded files; ample opportunities for control. Is able to look for missing codecs independently. Allows to copy parameters of various files of video in a clipboard. The main advantages of the player are ability to work even at very old Windows systems, and also low loading of the processor and system in general.
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Pluses:
  • ability to reproduce the damaged and partially loaded video files;
  • support of the old Windows operating systems;
  • ample opportunities of settings;
  • fast rewind on shots;
  • smooth reproduction even at weak configurations of the computer.
Minuses:
  • there is no support of styles of subtitlings;
  • there is no support of Blu-ray and 3D;
  • advertizing display.

VLC Media Player

    Page of the program (rus): www.videolan.org/vlc/
    Language: English (there is the Russian localization)
    The supported systems: Windows XP SP2/Vista/7, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux
    Cost: free of charge
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
VLC Media Player — one of the most popular and free players of media files of a huge number of formats (MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, DIVX, DVD, VCD) combining the highest quality and ease in management and control. Thus it is not required to the player of installation of additional packages of modules as codecs, necessary for work, are built already in it. One of the main features is ability to lose practically any like stream video from the Internet.
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Pluses:
  • convenient change and editing lists of reproduction;
  • viewing of stream video;
  • support of various platforms of operating systems;
  • possibility of viewing of the damaged video files;
  • support of IPTV;
  • support of various audio and video filters;
  • set of new plug-ins and support of covers of appearance.
Minuses:
  • lack of support of Blu-ray and status of the program, 3D owing to freeware.

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema

    Page of the program (English): mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
    Language: English (there is the Russian localization)
    The supported systems: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (x86, x64)
    Cost: free of charge
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Media Player Classic – the powerful multimedia player which appeared in 2002. Quite full-fledged player with minimalistic design of the interface possessing support of a set of formats on condition of existence of the corresponding plug-in. One of advantages is unpretentiousness to system resources. Possesses an open source code. Almost portable option does not demand installation.
Обзор проигрывателей DVD и Blu-ray дисков
Pluses:
  • the small size, does not demand installation;
  • possibility of connection of a set of plug-ins;
  • change of permission;
  • in the presence of the TV-tuner there is a possibility of capture of video in the file;
  • ability to see the file damaged by AVI.
Minuses:
  • quite sad appearance of a player;
  • does not support skins for the interface;
  • there is no control of some parameters of video;
  • lack of support of Blu-ray and 3D.

So, in this article we considered the most popular and functional players of video of various formats today. What to choose from them, whether it is worth spending money for purchase or to be limited to free alternative – solve. Anyway, if you want to look through on the computer qualitative Blu-ray disks of a high definition or in a 3D format, to you not to do without specialized program. Besides, take care as well of a worthy stuffing of your computer as the latest technologies demand high computing power. Keep up to date and do not forget to look on InfoAdvisor.net!
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