Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

PowerDVD Linux – expensive, but works

Filed under
Software

PowerDVD Linux has been around for years. Originally sold only to embedded Linux developers, the software made its way onto the desktop by being included by hardware makers in Dell’s Ubuntu laptops and more recently Asus eeePCs. The software is now finally available to the general Ubuntu-using public via The Ubuntu Store.

As a rule, we generally don’t like a lot of proprietary software - not for any ethical reason, but because a lot of proprietary Linux apps are crap, with weird installers, no menu entries, EULAs in pop up terminals, and unnecessary requests to reboot.

On the other hand. Totem requires some setup (although it works out of the box if you use Ubuntu derivative Linux Mint) and at its best seems to use incorrect colors, giving a slightly yellowish tinge to the picture. MPlayer has a horrible UI, and frequently has issues with menus, chapters and subtitles.

We took a gamble and purchased on PowerDVD Linux. It’s expensive - $50 US (24 pounds UK) – and we were quite prepared to trash the software as publicly as we could if it failed to live up to expectations – which we expected it to do.

We were pleasantly surprised.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Phoronix Graphics News and Benchmarks

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Expands With Linkerd Project

  • Linkerd Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    The Linux Foundation's Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is expanding its roster of hosted projects today with the inclusion of the open-source Linkerd service mesh project.
  • Linkerd Project Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Linkerd as the fifth hosted project alongside Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing and Fluentd. You can find more information on the project on their GitHub page. As with every project accepted by the CNCF -- and by extension, The Linux Foundation -- Linkerd is another great example of how open source technologies, both new and more established, are driving and participating in the transformation of enterprise IT.

Don’t let Microsoft exploit Bangladesh’s IT talent

Open-source software is effectively a public good and owned by everyone who uses it. So there is no conflict of interest in the Bangladesh government paying programmers to fix bugs and security holes in open-source software, because the Bangladesh government would be as much an owner of the software as anyone else, and benefit from the increased use-value of the improved software as much as any other user. Read more

Fedora 25 Spin

  • New Fedora 25 Linux ISO Respins Bring Linux Kernel 4.9.4, Latest Security Fixes
    Ben Williams, Fedora Ambassador and founder of the Fedora Unity Project, is announcing the availability of a new set of updated Fedora 25 Linux Live ISO images. Packed with all the latest software updates and security patches released through the official repositories of the operating system during the last couple of weeks, the new Fedora 25 ISO respins created by Mr. Williams use a recent kernel version from the Linux 4.9 series, namely Linux 4.9.4.
  • F25-20170120 updated Lives Released
    I am happy to announce new F25-20170120 Updated Lives.