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Tuesday, 08 April 2008 11:14

Cyberlink DVD Suite 6 Ultra - 2. Rest of the package and conclusion

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Review: Excellent solution with Blu-ray support



Power2Go


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Power2Go is a tool for burning data, DVDs and CDs, whereas in Ultra version you can also burn HD DVDs and Blu-ray discs. It also features options like protecting data by using a password, simple drag-and-drop on a desktop-integrated icon for simple burning, searching by name, converting to MP3 format as well as burning audio mediums.

During our testing period we didn't encounter any problems while burning. Power2Go packs a simple interface, and it makes burning and copying a piece of cake.

As far as ripping music goes, it supports only nine options, four MP3 bit-rate and four WMA settings and WAV setting. That might prove to be a problem for some users, but more on that in our conclusion.

PowerBackup 2.5

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PowerBackup, as the name itself suggests, is a tool for archiving and backing up data. You can create filters that will include/exclude certain files, schedule your backups and protect them with a password.

InstantBurn 5

InstantBurn is a tool that turns your optical drive into a floppy by simple and fast burning. You can erase, copy, rename and add files to DVDs.

LabelPrint 2

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LabelPrint is a tool for hassle-free creation of DVD labels, and it's an integral part of a multimedia suite. You can insert MP3 song names in order to create your favorite MP3 or DVD label. LabelPrint supports LightScribe and LabelFlash medium printing.

PowerDVD Copy

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PowerDVD Copy is used for copying unauthorized DVDs and shrinking video to fit on 8.5GB or 4.7GB DVD mediums. It's simple and intuitive, much like the rest of DVD Suite collection.


Conclusion

We already mentioned that HTPC systems are gaining in popularity, and thus there's a need for complete multi-media solutions such as Cyberlink DVD Suite 6 Ultra. Cyberlink PowerDVD is also the only solution that supports Blu-ray and HD DVD mediums. Still, there are alternatives such as Nero and some lesser known ones.

While we're mentioning alternatives, Nero is probably better for burning, but it still falls short in other areas, and there are probably other programs that are better for video editing (and quite often much more expensive) but DVD Suite is a complete solutions that separates Cyberlink from the pack. The same thing goes for MP3 ripping where Cyberlink Power2Go features less bit-rate options, but regular users will find them to be more than sufficient.

Simple and intuitive are the best words to describe Cyberlink DVD Suite 6 Ultra, but if you're not one of those that need Blu-ray or the declining HD DVD format, Cyberlink offers Pro and Essential versions priced at $89.95 and $49.95 respectively. However, if you're one of Blu-ray enthusiasts ,then you'll have to splash out $129.95, and although this price might be too steep for some users, the complete appeal of Cyberlink DVD Suite 6 makes it worth that money.

We recommend Cyberlink DVD Suite 6 Ultra to all HTPC users, as well as those who need a collection of programs that will offer them easy multi-media content control, intuitive design and solid performance.

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