Click here to read our review of the all-new version, PowerDVD It started from humble beginnings as a program that allowed you to play commercial DVD movies on your PC when that was something everybody still wanted to do. It also functions as a media librarian and online video viewer with direct connections to both YouTube and Vimeo. PowerDVD sports two interfaces: The list of file types and codecs that PowerDVD supports is impressive if not quite as universal as some of the free players. It can play everything from older AVI to h. You can see the full list here. Yes, PowerDVD 18 comes in several different flavors.