Fast-MHz.com vergeleek twee populaire DVD software decoders: PowerDVD 2.5 en WinDVD 2000. WinDVD bleek de beste beeldkwaliteit te leveren, terwijl PowerDVD beter scoort op het hardware vlak en minder belastend is voor de CPU:
I am afraid I have to get down on WinDVD for a few things. First the controls though useful are lacking a lot of functionality, which is present in Power DVD. The ability to extract frames from a DVD is important to a lot of people. And I want to be able to watch a movie without pauses due to CPU utilization. Yes that is right you heard me, WinDVD stuttered several times throughout the move due to high CPU utilization. Any of you who know me, know full good and well that I keep my desktop clean, my start tray to a minimum, and make every effort maximize the user resources available on my PC. I have 3 applications that start with my machine, Norton Antivirus 2000, ICQ, and Adaptec Disk Preparer. I am constantly running with 94% user resources. I have a Dual Celeron 500 @ 600, 128MB CAS-2 PC-133 SDRAM, a Guillemot 3D Prophet DDR with 32MB ram. There is no way in hell I should see a high CPU utilization stall while watching a DVD movie. I can watch the whole thing in Power DVD and never have a problem. I personally will sacrifice a little image quality for the additional benefits of Power DVD, and the ability to watch the whole thing without interruption.