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CyberLink Live beta media-sharing software

Free

Manufacturer: CyberLink

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Wireless networking and updates to Microsoft's media player mean that sharing photos, videos and TV around the home is becoming simpler than ever. CyberLink Live takes this a step further by making it possible to share these media from any computer via the internet.

Wireless networking and updates to Microsoft's media player mean that sharing photos, videos and TV around the home is becoming simpler than ever. CyberLink Live takes this a step further by making it possible to share these media from any computer via the internet.

To use CyberLink Live, you will have to download the free server software from the website and set up an account. While CyberLink Live is generally easy to use once installed, a couple of confusing instructions meant that our wireless router wouldn't configure with the CyberLink Live server until we had an account - although the setup routine implies that you need a server connection before registration takes place. After this glitch, CyberLink Live worked perfectly with each connection.

CyberLink Live beta Expert Verdict »

2.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor
Windows XP SP2/Vista
512MB RAM
100MB hard disk space
broadband
Flash player 9.0
Windows Media Player 11.0
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 7 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

This is one of those applications that is great fun, and the inclusion of filesharing documents across the internet would have made it a killer application as a free download. There are other document and file sharing tools, but several charge a monthly subscription and none have such a dynamic interface. The potential confusion around installation needs to be ironed out, but then CyberLink Live will be the perfect tool for sharing media.

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