Cyberlink PowerCinema is an attractive, user-friendly media application that will allow you to get the most from your movies, music and photos, and more.
The first thing you will notice about Cyberlink PowerCinema is a really eye-catching but surprisingly easy-to-use interface. You can use the mouse or the keyboard to navigate, and both are equally comfortable. The app is divided into two media sections - Entertainment and My Memories.
The other Cyberlink PowerCinema options relate to configuration settings, updates and help. It has to be said that this is one of the program's weaker points - there are few settings to modify and this may leave some users unsatisfied. The Cyberlink PowerCinema Help is informative, but badly laid out and difficult to navigate.
Cyberlink PowerCinema's main features - Entertainment and My Memories - are much easier to navigate, and users should find it easy to locate their media and access it comfortably. The fullscreen mode is perfect for viewing movies and images (the application also has a basic editor for photos), while the application also supports Live TV, Recorded TV and Radio, if you have the necessary tuners.
Despite the ease of use and range of options, there were a number of problems with Cyberlink PowerCinema that made it a less attractive experience. Although the program says it supports a normal range of movie formats, it had problems playing some of our test movies, and the fullscreen quality isn't very high. At times, Cyberlink PowerCinema was slow or unable to find thumbnails for movies, while the options for listening to music are very, very limited compared to common music players.
Cyberlink PowerCinema looks great and is comfortable to use, but unless you like an extremely basic media experience, it is unlikely to meet most users' requirements.
Cyberlink PowerCinema supports the following formatsVideo formats: DAT, MPG, MPE, MPV, AVI, ASF, ASX, MPEG, DIV, DivX, WM, WMV, M1V, M1S, M2V, VRO, VOB, DVR-MS, MPEG1 und MPEG2
Image formats: BMP, JPG, PNG
Audio formats: ASF, MP3, WAV, WMA, ASX, M3U, WMP