Powerdvd 18 launched.

Discussion in 'High Definition Software' started by tgp7777777, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. tgp7777777

    tgp7777777 Well-Known Member

  2. hadar

    hadar Well-Known Member

    One can get the installer links here. :)
     
  3. whatever_gong82

    whatever_gong82 Well-Known Member

    Or just keep using PowerDVD Ultra 17 until the price of PowerDVD Ultra 18 drops down a bit.

    :)

    To be honest, I will buy PowerDVD Ultra 18 later in the year.
     
  4. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Serious question: Why? PowerDVD addict? :)
     
  5. tgp7777777

    tgp7777777 Well-Known Member

    4k Menus?
     
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  6. whatever_gong82

    whatever_gong82 Well-Known Member

    I love the fact that you have kept PowerDVD Ultra 10 relevant for me along with the other versions as well.

    Plus, I love to get a new version of PowerDVD every year, with the Cyberlink discount on top of it.

    :)
     
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I thought PowerDVD 17 does this already.
     
  8. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    After using PowerDVD 18 for a few weeks I prefer it to v17. It seems more responsive and leaner. I haven't run into any issues during my use. Pretty surprising given we are talking about CyberLink, afterall.
     
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  9. spcav

    spcav Beta Tester

    I read some weeks ago that they added 24 Hz support for UHD BDs

    Anyone confirmed this?
     
  10. lostmage

    lostmage Member

    can confirm this but it doesn't work with MKV's, ISO or folder structure only
     
  11. NPoser

    NPoser Member

    Do you playback in HDR mode?
    I have tried to playback UHD folders and TV didn't switch to 24Hz HDR. The movies played only in 60Hz HDR mode.
     
  12. lostmage

    lostmage Member

    Full HDR from folder rips changing to 24p, maybe try resetting the show once only options and you should get a pop up asking if you want to change resolutions
     
  13. NPoser

    NPoser Member

    It's true only for the UHD BD not in the HDR mode for the HDR mode only 60Hz. Cyberlink support confirmed this
     
  14. spcav

    spcav Beta Tester

    Cyberlink support know less about their own products than real users

    I just confirmed that UHD BD HDR (play from folder) works fine at 24 Hz.

    My desktop was already set at 24 Hz and stayed at 24 Hz while PowerDVD entered UHD BD HDR exclusive mode (PDVD 17 reverts to 60 Hz).

    I also noticed that the first time I checked this with PDVD 18, it reverted to 60 Hz, exactly like PDVD 17. So I initially thought that this wasn’t fixed.

    But when tried again (without setting anything else) it stayed at 24 Hz. Every check afterwards at 24 Hz was successful.

    Although I didn’t notice any different behavior, I would suggest checking in both TV and PC mode.

    I tried both both 1529 and 1619 builds with the same 24 Hz behavior and the same serious instability issues when entering HDR exclusive mode.
     
  15. NPoser

    NPoser Member

    Yes I was wrong
    Now PowerDVD can to switch to 24Hz in the HDR mode
     
  16. tgp7777777

    tgp7777777 Well-Known Member

    1. There is a patch out for 1619 for 18? Is that for Powerdvd live?

    2. So it works but has serious stability issues?
     
  17. DaGoatRancher

    DaGoatRancher Well-Known Member

    Power DVD 17 has to launch a virtual disk drive before playing a BD ISO. Does PDVD 18 also do this. It can be flakey in PDVD 17 so just wondering if they eliminated this process or not.
     
  18. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Why not use Virtual CloneDrive?
     
  19. DaGoatRancher

    DaGoatRancher Well-Known Member

    Hi James. I do use Virtual Clone Drive since the drive that PDVD 17 launches frequently malfunctions. Virtual Clone Drive is rock solid. Just would be nice if PDVD would not need to launch a drive to play an ISO. As well as Virtual Clone drive works I still have to take the extra steps to locate the file then mount it in Virtual Clone Drive to play the .ISO in PDVD 17. Was just wondering if PDVD 18 still has this same behavior. Thanks.
     
  20. world123

    world123 Well-Known Member

    You need to uncheck the two ISO setting in Settings .. General .. Set File Settings. This must be done for 17 and 18
     
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