CyberLink Media Suite 12 bundles a number of powerful media tools into one unified solution, including PowerDVD for playing DVD and Blu-ray discs, PowerProducer
ProsAll-encompassing studio: Media Suite's tools work together to cover all your media needs and can serve as the core of a home media platform. For example, you can copy movies to your hard drive and watch them on your home media network.
Unified interface: Though you can access tools individually, Media Suite's master interface let us select any function and then choose from a menu of wizards for things we want to do, like Play a Movie Disc or View Online Movie Info.
Cross-platform: You can create and manage media for portable devices with Media Suite, too. Recent updates include Windows 8 touchscreen compatibility.
Extras: Media Suite packs mobile apps, including Android versions of some of its tools, as well as some extras like YouCam apps.
ConsSize: CyberLink Media Suite 12 is a large download of compressed data that must be extracted, and installing all 12 bundled programs requires more than 2GB of your drive. If space is an issue (for example, if you boot from an SSD), be aware of the headroom required.
Bottom LineWhile CyberLink Media Suite 12 costs just under $120 retail (with a 30-day trial), it may be a bargain for many users, especially when you consider that it packs not only some powerful media authoring and managing tools that already work together, but it can also replace component Blu-ray or DVD players in a home media system.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of CyberLink Media Suite 12. The trial version is limited to 30 days.
From CyberLink: CyberLink Media Suite is the only product that meets all the digital media needs of users at one great value-price. Media Suite 13 is a complete multimedia software collection, combining CyberLink's trusted, industry-leading software in a single package with a unique, easy-to-use interface, at a fraction of the cost of purchasing individual software products. Media Suite 13 features three best-in-class media editing and playback applications - PowerDVD, PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, alongside trusted utility software Power2Go and MediaEspresso for disc burning and media conversion. Bringing all Media Suite's software solutions together is the unique PowerStarter launcher. PowerStarter provides a single, task-based interface that allows users to launch the right software for the task they wish to perform, and also makes it easy to manage all Media Suite software updates and patches through one, easy-to-use screen that notifies users when relevant updates are available for download. What's new in this version:
PowerDirector 13 PhotoDirector 6 PowerDVD 15 Power2Go10
Date Added:Sep. 15, 2015
Price:Free to try (30-day trial); $149.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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|Publisher web site||http://www.cyberlink.com|
|Release Date||July 22, 2015|
|Date Added||September 15, 2015|
|Operating Systems||Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10|
|Downloads Last Week||93|
|License Model||Free to try|