CyberLink PowerDVD

Version20(as of 10/27/2020)
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Main Features

  • Advanced 3D and Ultra HD 4K video support
  • Playback for Blu-ray, DVD, and 3D movies
  • Support for many audio, video, and image file formats
  • TrueTheater technology for video and audio enhancement
  • Includes media file management tools
  • Cast video to streaming devices or play media through the mobile PowerPlayer app

Software Overview

Screenshot of CyberLink PowerDVD 20
Screenshot of CyberLink PowerDVD 20

PowerDVD is an advanced movie and media player used for playing Ultra HD 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and 3D movies. It also provides media management tools, which include searching, browsing, and online sharing features. The application is available in Standard, Ultra, and 365 (subscription) editions.

PowerDVD supports Ultra HD 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD videos, and many other multimedia formats, such as H.264, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, VOB, AVI, MP3, AAC, JPEG, and PNG. The user interface provides options for playing movies, video, and music files on your PC or on your TV through the application's built-in TV Mode. You can browse lists of media files and play them from the computer, connected devices, or remote online locations through the CyberLink Cloud service. You can cast videos to Apple TV, Roku, FireTV, and Chromecast devices and play videos on the PowerPlayer app for Android and iOS. The PowerDVD interface also allows you to create playlists, add descriptive metadata, and organize media files.

PowerDVD enables you to enhance movies with CyberLink's proprietary TrueTheater technology. TrueTheater HD and 3D technologies can upscale video, convert 2D video to 3D, and adjust the depth of 3D effects. The program can detect a 4K video file and 4K monitor and deliver lag-free playback. TrueTheater Stabilizer removes jitter from home videos during playback. PowerDVD also includes audio enhancement technologies such as TrueTheater Noise Reduction, which removes unwanted audio noise, and TrueTheater Surround, which converts an audio signal into surround sound.


CyberLink PowerDVD is a great media player for a home theater environment, as well as mobile devices through the PowerPlayer app via the CyberLink Cloud service. With its video and audio enhancing features, smooth video playback, and media center organization capabilities, CyberLink PowerDVD proves to be a high-quality media player.

Primary File Type

pls icon.PLSMultimedia Playlist File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.PLSMultimedia Playlist File
.3G23GPP2 Multimedia File
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.ADTADTS Audio File
.ADTSAudio Data Transport Stream File
.AOBDVD-Audio Audio Object File
.ARWSony Alpha Raw Digital Camera Image
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.ASSAegisub Advanced SubStation Alpha File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BDMVBlu-ray Disc Movie Information File
.BMPBitmap Image
.BSFBlu-ray AVC Video
.CDACD Audio Track Shortcut
.CR2Canon Raw 2 Image
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.DATVCD Video File
.DCRKodak Digital Camera RAW Image
.DIVXDivX-Encoded Movie
.DNGDigital Negative Image
.DTSDTS Encoded Audio File
.DVR-MSMicrosoft Digital Video Recording
.DVXDivX Video File
.ERFEpson RAW File
.EVOHD DVD Video File
.FLVFlash Video
.IFODVD-Video Disc Information File
.JPSStereo JPEG Image
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.M1VMPEG-1 Video File
.M2PMPEG-2 Program Stream File
.M2TSBlu-ray BDAV Video File
.M2VMPEG-2 Video
.M3UM3U Media Playlist
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.MK3DMatroska 3D Video File
.MKVMatroska Video
.MODCamcorder Recorded Video File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP2MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
.MP3MP3 Audio
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.MPAMPEG-2 Audio File
.MPOMulti Picture Object File
.MPVMPEG-2 Elementary Stream Video
.MRWMinolta Raw Image
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.PLSMultimedia Playlist File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.QTApple QuickTime Movie
.RAFFujifilm RAW Image
.RAWRaw Image Data
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.SRTSubRip Subtitle File
.SSASub Station Alpha Subtitle File
.SUBMicroDVD Subtitle File
.TIVOTiVo Video File
.TODJVC Everio Video Capture File
.TPBeyond TV Transport Stream File
.TPDCyberlink TOD Video File
.TRPHD Video Transport Stream
.TSVideo Transport Stream File
.VC1VC-1 Video File
.VCDVirtual CD
.VOBDVD Video Object File
.VRODVD Video Recording Format
.WMAWindows Media Audio
.WMVWindows Media Video
.WTVWindows Recorded TV Show File
.X3FSIGMA X3F Camera RAW File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.3GPP3GPP Media File
.BDMAVCHD Information File
.BUPBackup File
.CLPIBlu-ray Clip Information File
.DVDigital Video File
.M2THDV Video File
.MDSMedia Descriptor Sidecar File
.MPLSBlu-ray Movie Playlist File
.PLAYLISTCyberLink PowerDVD Playlist
.QTMApple QuickTime Movie
.RMRealMedia File
.RMVBRealMedia Variable Bit Rate File
.RMXRealJukebox Format
Updated 10/27/2020