All-New Playback Engine with Enhanced Overall Performance
Deep beneath the skin of DVDFab Player 5 sits the totally reengineered playback engine, which opens a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc up to five times faster than similar competitors out there. Other than that, it also boosts the overall software stability, compatibility with ISO image files and folders, and playback smoothness up to significantly higher levels, respectively.
Completely Redesigned UI with PC and TV Playback Modes
The reinvented DVDFab Player 5 features two playback modes with distinctive UI design, PC Mode optimized for a truly immersive media watching experience on computer screens, and the TV Mode dedicated to a cinema-equivalent audiovisual experience on large-screen TVs, which is also compatible with the remote controls for Windows Media Center.
Navigation Menu on DVDs, Blu-rays and 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays
Navigation menu is a critical part of a premium media viewing and playback control experience. The totally reinvented DVDFab Player 5 now offers all-round navigation menu playback support on DVDs, Blu-rays, and the new-generation 4K Ultra Blu-rays, regardless of what forms they are in, genuine discs, ripped ISO image files or folders.
All-Round 3D Playback on All Forms of 3D Contents
To make the most out of your 3D TV at home, DVDFab Player 5 also comes with all-round 3D playback support on genuine 3D Blu-ray discs, ISO files and SBS (side-by-side) or top & bottom 3D videos. Besides, there are four 3D output modes available for your preference, namely, Anaglyph Red/Cyan, 3D-Ready HDTV (Checkerboard), Micro-polarizer LCD 3D (Row-interleaved) and HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV. Additionally, an advanced 3D upscaling algorithm (coming soon) allows you to watch 2D contents in 3D mode.
HDR10 Playback Mode Ensures Crystal Clear Image Quality
The greatest thing about High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the fact that it offers not just better pixels, but actually higher resolution, better contrast, more color, and faster frame rates as well. If you got a HDR10 capable display monitor or 4K TV, then simply toggle on the HDR10 Mode to deliver the best possible image quality your display can accommodate. Never settle!
Hi-Res Audio Output Support, up to Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
If you have an acoustic system at home armed with the state-of-the-art technology, apparently this professional multimedia player is just right for you. It comes with the ability to output lossless high-resolution audios, such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master and DTS:X etc., with up to 7.1 channel output support. Perfect match to your top-level facilities.
All-Inclusive Support on 4K UHD, HEVC and Other Media Files
The playback capability is the bedrock of a media player software. As the 5th generation, DVDFab Player 5 presents top-of-the-class media playback support on all the media formats, including but not limited to MP4, MKV, MOV, VOB, M2TS…regardless of the codecs, H.264, H.265 (HEVC), WMV, etc., and resolutions, 720p, 1080p, and way up to 4K UHD.
Fast and Precise Review with Adjustable Thumbnails
More often than not, you may want to preview a movie to see whether it is worth your time or not. Other times, you may need to locate a special scene. Just hover the mouse over any part of the playback progress bar, a time-stamped thumbnail shall pop up; or use the dedicated Preview feature, which also shows thumbnails, but with adjustable time intervals and quantities.
Customizable Playlist with Considerate and Flexible Settings
To the heavy TV Show chasers and those who develop a habit of collecting movies of the same series, such as the movies from Marvel Studios. Simply drag & drop the entire season, or movies of the same series into the playback window to create your own playlist, and then you can sort them by name or type, play them in order, repeat a single one or repeat all. Your playlist, your call.
Run DVDFab Player 5 and choose a playback mode
Launch DVDFab Player 5, choose PC Mode or TV Mode at the Welcome Screen.
Load the source to watch
If you've chosen the PC Mode, then click the + icon to browse your media files from your computer HDDs to watch, or simply insert a movie disc into your optical drive to start the playback;
If you've chosen the TV Mode, then browse and select the media file you want to watch from your optical drive, your DVDFab Movie Server (a feature coming soon), or your computer HDDs. Note you can use the Remote Control for Windows Media Center for navigation.
Detailed Requirements and Settings for HDR and UHD Playback
Video cards that support HDR contents playback
From Intel: Intel® UHD Graphics 620 or above (Integrated in Intel® Core™ Generation 8 and part of Generation 7 CPUs).
From NVidia: GeForce GTX 900 series, GTX 1000 series or above.
From AMD: RX450 or above.
Display Port: HDMI2.0a or DP1.3
OS：Windows 10, build 1705 or above
Drivers: upgrade the video card drivers to the latest.
How to check Windows information: Control Panel > System > About
Enable HDR option: Control Panel > System > Display > HDR and advanced color
Tip: this option is not available to Windows 10, with builds under 1705.
Play 5 Settings
To play back 4K HDR contents, please enable the HDR Mode at Settings > Video > HDR Mode
Choose Auto (recommended): if your hardware and display monitor support HDR output, then DVDFab Player 5 will output HDR image, otherwise, it will output SDR image.
Choose HDR -> SDR: DVDFab Player 5 will output SDR image
Earlier Windows 10 builds
Despite earlier Windows 10 builds (under 1705) do not have an HDR option, users still can get HDR support via NVidia video cards, in that case, please also upgrade to the latest NVidia drivers.
To play back 4K UHD videos, your GPU is required to be capable of H.265 (HEVC) and UHD (4K) hardware decoding. The known GPUs capable of doing this include:
From NVidia: Maxwell GM206 series including GeForce GTX 750 SE, GTX 950, GTX 960 and above, all the Pascal series.
From Intel: 5th generation Intel Core Processors with HD graphics 5500, HD graphics 6000, Iris graphics 6100 and above.
From AMD: GCN 4th generation Polaris Discrete GPU RX 480 / RX 470 / RX 460 and above.
Hardware Requirements for Blu-ray 3D Playback
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 series or above, or 2nd generation Intel Core processors or above.
3D Display: HDMI 1.4 enabled 3DTVs，120Hz Frame-sequential 3D LCDs, 3D Polarizer LCDs or 3D Ready HDTVs (DLP).
3D Glasses: Active shutter glasses (NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit), Polarized glasses.