Corel WinDVD Pro 11 Review
Corel WinDVD Pro 11 Review
Nowadays thanks to growing development of software technologies we can enjoy high quality movies and 3D films not only sitting in the cinema but also sitting in our living rooms. Fortunately, there are a lot of advanced software applications which allows you to watch DVD and Blu-ray films in the highest resolution without leaving our home on the computer screen or TV set. Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is one of those applications.
There is no need to say that Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is one of the best applications for watching movies and playing any disk types, i.e. DVDs and Blu-ray and AVCHD disks, and so on. The program supports a wide variety of video and audio formats and it offers the most advanced modern technologies such as NVIDIA 3D Vision, Dolby Surround and XpanD Polarized Glasses, etc.
Windows 10 does not support playback of multimedia content so it is very useful, more than that, necessary, to have a great application for playing and enjoying media files. Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is just that application which will supply this gap and enjoy high quality movies at home; it will give you everything you need to listen to and watch audio and video formats.
Download and Installation- if you want to enjoy outstanding movie quality on your computer screen or TV set, all you need to do is to visit the official website of the program and download it. It is about 130 MB in size and available for both 32 and 64-bit versions. The trial version of the program is fully functional and you can use it without any restrictions for 30 days.
As for the installation process, it is very easy and straightforward. After closing all running applications on your computer and starting the installation, you just need to read and accept the terms of the license agreement and specify some settings and options, i.e. you should select the country or region where you live and optionally install QuickTime. That is all. After installation you can enjoy and use all outstanding features of Corel WinDVD Pro 11 player.
The Interface of the Program- the developers of the program have completely redesigned the user interface of the program and now it is more convenient and easy to use. All commands and configuration options are easily accessible. The workspace of Corel WinDVD Pro 11 can be divided into three main parts- Caption bar, Viewing area and Control Bar. The Caption bar is located at the top of the program and it includes some buttons for accessing help files and configuration settings. The viewing area is a main part of the program; it occupies the major part of the interface and it allows you to watch videos and apply some settings to them through the Control bar or through the right-click menu, for example, you can add chapters or bookmarks, enhance video quality or enable some advanced features, and so on. And, finally, the Control bar (it is located at the bottom of the interface) provides you with some buttons for controlling video playback, i.e. buttons for playing or stopping video playback, switching to 3D mode or applying some additional settings, and so on. It should be said without any exaggeration that now the program is more convenient to use thanks this redesigned and improved workspace.
The Main Features of the Program- Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is not just an ordinary player; on the contrary, it is a fully-featured player which provides you with wide range of features and allows you to play all kind of optimal disk types and file formats.
Currently the program supports the following optical disk types and file formats:
Optical Disk Types- Blu-ray disks (the program supports a wide range of modern Blu-ray disks, for example, BD-R, BDXL, and so on), DVD disks (i.e. AVCHD, DVD-VR, and so on) and CD disks (for example, VCD, and so on).
Video File Formats- with the help of the program you can play all common video file formats, for example, MPG, MPEG, AVI, AVC, WMA, and so on.
Audio File Formats- Corel WinDVD Pro 11 also supports some audio formats, for example, MP3, WAV, and some others.
You can easily open any media file; the program allows you to open any file or disc folders from the computer on the one hand and from the playlist on the other hand. In addition, you have the possibility to play disks and files contained in your camcorder or camera.
Video Playback- Corel WinDVD Pro 11 provides you with a lot of tools and features for controlling and managing video playback through the control bar, i.e. you have the possibility to increase or decrease the volume, switch to 3D mode or full screen, and so on.
3D mode is the most interesting feature of the program because it allows you to enjoy the highest video quality. With the help of the program you can apply and use some 3D parameters, i.e. the program allows you to specify some 3D parameters, for example, you can apply the following 3D settings- 3D Content Type (i.e. auto, 2D or 3D), 2D to 3D Conversion (i.e. you can easily convert your 2D videos to 3D ones; all you need to do is to specify the 3D depth) and Display Type (i.e. this option allows you to configure your monitor settings and options). It must be noted that if you have got the latest NVIDIA graphic card which supports 3D playback, you can take full advantage of the exclusive mode and automatically play your movies in 3D mode.
On the Control Bar you will also find some advanced tools which will help you significantly enhance audio and video quality of your movies. These tools allows you to configure some audio and video settings. For example, you have the possibility to configure the following audio and video settings- Audio (the program allows you to select the desired Playback Device, for example, headphones, 2 Speakers, and so on; apply audio effects, for example, normal, late night or noisy; configure Karaoke settings and enable Equalizer by choosing the desired types of sound from the drop-down menu) and Video (with the help of Corel WinDVD Pro 11 you can configure the following video options- Video Effect, i.e. the following video effects are at your disposal: Video Upscaler- it allows you to get clearer image. There are three modes at your disposal- Normal, Split Screen and compare; Video Stabilizer- this video option allows you to stabilize video performance; and Motion Styreamliner- it allows you to increase the video frame rate). In addition, the program lets you configure video color settings by selecting the desired display device (for example, LCD, projector, and so on) and adjusting video color brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma) and Aspect Ratio (by applying the desired video width, for example, 16 : 9, and so on).
Quick Clips- Corel WinDVD Pro 11 offers a very interesting feature called Quick clips. This feature of the program allows you to capture still images and save them as BMP files on the one hand and record video clips (up to 15 seconds) and save them as GIF files. Captured images and video clips can be easily attached to your default email client and sent, for example, to your friends and relatives.
Online Movie search- the new version of Corel WinDVD Pro 11 allows you to browse online video websites (for example, NetFlix or Hulu) and find and download them thanks to Corel FlixFinder technology.
Preferences- if you want to configure the main features of the program and apply the desired options and settings, you can take full advantage of the Preferences menu. With the help of this menu you can apply some desired options and preferences, for example, you have the possibility to specify General settings (i.e. disc settings, and so on), Playback Control settings (for example, parental control, quick clips, and so on), Advanced and region settings, etc.
What is new in Corel WinDVD Pro 11?
Completely redesigned interface
Blu-ray 3D disk playback
2D to 3D conversion
HD video playback
Playback directly from camera or camcorder
Broad video format support
Premium video search
Minimum system requirements of the program are as follows:
Windows XP- Windows 10 9both 32 and 64-bit versions)
Processor- Intel or AMD, 2 GHz or higher
Memory- 256 MB
250 MB of free hard disk space
Conclusion- if you are looking not for just an ordinary player but the player which is equipped with a lot of advanced additional features, Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is a great solution. With the help of the program you can watch not only movies but watch in 3D and HD resolution. Thanks to a wide range of different settings and options, you can easily specify and apply lots of advanced parameters, for example, video color, video resolution, and so on. The program allows you to enjoy and watch any video content, i.e. DVD and Blu-ray disks, videos from camcorders and cameras, etc. It supports all well-known and popular video formats.
Corel WinDVD Pro 11 allows you to convert 2D movies to 3D ones, capture favourite parts of your movie, etc.
Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is the best player on the software market which gives you unlimited possibilities to enjoy movies in 3D and HD.
1. Very easy and convenient user interface
2. Full support for 3D
3. A wide range of tools