WinDVD 9 is a complete software for DVD and video playback in both the PC and laptop computers. This version includes some new features that make it more powerful than a traditional player, among which is good to mention: the possibility of improving the quality of the original image at the time of reproduction, and the ability to read many file formats. It runs with Windows XP and Windows Vista. In addition to the redesign of the main window, which looks more modern and comfortable through the color change (graphite), simplification of menus and automatic occultation of the navigation bar, it includes other new tools with respect to previous versions. In addition to the redesign of the main window, which looks more modern and comfortable through the color change (graphite), simplification of menus and automatic occultation of the navigation bar, it includes other new tools with respect to previous versions.
Reproduction of many standard formats: you can watch videos in DVD-Video, DivX, Real Player, QuickTime, Windows Media and AVI.
Reproduction of HDTV: decodes MPEG-2 Transport Stream video, so you can see high definition TV shows that you've captured. De-snow and De-block Filters: if you play video in low-resolution formats, like MPEG, H.264 and VC-1, you can use filters to improve the image. De-snow-filter removes digital noise and De-block filter removes distortions generated by the video compression. Plus you'll improve the definition of film without losing any details of the original image.
TimeStretch: it will allow you to configure the time you have available to see your movie and so fix the timing of reproduction, without losing quality, to make sure that you will not lose the final.
SmartStretch: allows you to resize the screen to see the film in normal size or widescreen.
Subtitle Driver: allows you to merge external subtitles files with AVI, WMV or DivX video files, and then monitor the location, color and size.
Battery Optimizer: if you use a laptop computer can get more playing time because WinDVD9 optimizes the use of battery.
UPnP Client: you’ll be able to play content from other UPnP devices connected through a home network.
DTS Surround Audio: DTS technology gives you 2-channel digital audio to produce surround effect through your PC.
Audio SRS Technologies: you’ll be able to selectively enhance the audio dialogues or music from the film and create virtual surround sound effects of 2 channels.
Dolby Headphone: generates 5.1 surround sound effects even in your headphones.
In addition, Corel has developed two improved versions of this software, with extra features (Win DVD plus 9) and others for specific use on your Blu-ray Disc (WinDVD9 Plus Blu-ray).
- You’ll be able to choose among several languages for the menus.
- It cans virtually double the resolution of your standard DVDs.
- It supports many formats, even in low resolution, to which you can apply effects to improve image.
- The installation is slow since it’s too heavy for a player.
- Some tools don’t work with all video formats, and some only works on later versions like WinDVD9 Plus.
- It requires 256 MB RAM minimum.
- The trial expires in only 14 days.