Saturday, March 13, 2010
Posted by Reid Kistler in "Digital Home Software" @ 03:30 PM
"CyberLink's latest media playing and editing suite gets not only a new name - switched from DVD Suite to Media Suite - but also, for the first time, a sound editor. It's also been updated with a spiffy new starter interface and Blu-ray playback in its Ultra version. These updates, along with the suite's excellent video editing, graphics card acceleration for faster performance, and a consistent modern UI across all modules, keep CyberLink at the top of the media editing and playing pile."
PCMag.com has awarded CyberLink's Media Suite 8 Ultra an "Editor's Choice" award in the Media Playing and Editing Suite category. Although they tested the high-end "Ultra" version, Media Suite 8 is also available in "Pro" and "Centra" versions, all of which feature an impressive array of features, with list prices ranging from $130 down to $80. The review is worth reading not only for the overall comparison between Media Suite and its main "suite" competition, but also for the references it makes to other applications - commercial as well as free - that might handle particular tasks better than the suite does. Which, of course, raises a question: do you use / prefer a "Suite," such as CyberLink, Roxio, or Nero, or do you prefer individual applications which are targeted to specific tasks?