CyberLink Power2Go

CyberLink Power2Go 9.0

Comprehensive app to create, burn, and copy CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs
3.9  (451 votes)
6.2
11.0.1522 (See all)

You will not easily find a software tool capable of matching the many disc-related utilities that Power2Go offers. This comprehensive application will let you create, copy, and burn audio, video, data, photo gallery, and system recovery discs, and even back up your online videos and pictures from the most popular sites. It supports all types of media discs, as well as all the most popular media file formats.

The list of functions and features offered certainly deserves praise. It is hard to think of a disc-related task that Power2Go could not perform. It can create and burn all types of audio, video, and data CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. You can use any combination of audio files to produce standard audio CDs, as well as MP3 or WMA CDs and DVDs, or rip the audio tracks of a music CD and convert them into the format of your choice. The program can create photo gallery discs to share your best shots with your friends and relatives, and produce CD Extra and Mixed Mode CD discs. Finally, you can also use this program to burn system recovery discs to start up your computer after a hard disc failure or a virus attack.

Power2Go’s image disc support will allow you not only to create ISO image files from your data or from other discs, but also to view your ISO images using the program’s ISO Viewer, mount an ISO file on a virtual drive, and even burn audio discs using CUE files.

You can compile and burn your favorite home videos and movies on any media disc (from VCD to Blu-ray discs) and give it a professional look by adding attractive menus and background music with this program’s excellent authoring tools. The same professional look and feel can also be applied to your Photo Gallery Discs – you can create attractive slideshows complete with background music, and share them together with your favorite photo collections. If you happen to have your media collection stored on the Web, you can use the program’s Online Media Backup tool to download videos and pictures from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Flickr, and use them to produce your own compilations.

Data and how to protect it is an important part of the program’s functionality. You can save your data on any CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc, and encrypt and password-protect your files to prevent them from unwanted access. Backup routines can split your data across as many discs as required, and add your Windows operating system to your valuable files.

Copy Disc, Rip Audio, Audio Converter, Disc Manager, and Erase Disc are also parts of this program’s extensive functionality. The only thing that Power2Go can’t do for you is to pick up a pen and write the title of the disc on it – that is why it also installs CyberLink LabelPrint on your system, to help you create artistic CD/DVD labels for your discs.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Comprehensive set of disc-related tools and functions.
  • Attractive, intuitive, and well organized interface.
  • Supports all popular media codecs and all CD, DVD, and Blu-ray disc types.
  • Allows you to create system recovery discs.
  • Disc image support.
  • Creates encrypted data discs to protect your backups.
  • Allows you to back up your online media

Cons

  • Slow response when changing from one utility to another
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