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Leawo Player review

Leawo Player software is a cost-effective way of playing DVDs and Blu-rays, and it' very light on system resources.

Leawo Player review
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Our Verdict

While it has ads and lacks some small features, it is widely compatible and has all the great audio and video functionality you need.

For

  • It only uses four percent of your system resources
  • Wide compatibility

Against

  • It lacks HD or 3D upscaling capacity
  • Ad supported

The Leawo Player is basic software that lets you play DVDs, Blu-ray discs and digital video files on your computer or laptop. It doesn't dominate your computer's CPU, letting you multitask without lag, and it's easy to use. Various customization options help you make the player yours and enhance your movie sessions. Whether you prefer macOS or the later versions of Windows, you can use Leawo's video player. It is also compatible with a wide variety of digital file types as well as more traditional physical discs, including rewritable discs. It's on our list of the best Blu-ray player software options right now.

Leawo Player review: Features

Overall, the video player works well and is easy to use. It has a fairly clean and simple interface. During testing, we were impressed with how little CPU it took to run, averaging about four percent. It starts playing digital files quickly and takes just 18 seconds to load a DVD or Blu-ray disc. The fastest load time we saw was five seconds with Aiseesoft Player.

It does lack the ability to upscale standard-definition movies – like those found on DVD – to HD resolution. This means that if you’re watching on an HD monitor, your picture may seem pixelated. Upscaling would minimize those effects. We highly recommend something like CyberLink PowerDVD 20 for upscaling and all round features.

You can conserve your laptop battery life while having a movie marathon, thanks to the power manager. With its Windows integration, you can also enjoy this movie player software via touchscreen interface if you have a compatible computer.

You can depend on Leawo's customer support to help you with any questions or issues you have with the software. Its representatives are available via email, in case you'd like to talk to them directly. If you'd rather research your questions or issues independently, you have a few other options, such as the FAQs page, tutorials and a community forum where you can interact with fellow users.

Leawo Blu-ray Player Review: Price

One of the biggest drawbacks of this software is how expensive it is. At the time of this writing, it costs almost $60. This is quite expensive for simply playing Blu-ray movies. There is a free version of the software, but it’s ad-supported, so expect to get offers for other Leawo products if you use the freeware.

Though it lacks upscaling and the option for you to customize the output for a certain environment, such as a home theater, the Leawo Blu-ray Player is decent software. It's versatile in video and audio playback options, and its operating system and media compatibility are impressive.