Blu-ray player software have been a quite hot item since an increasing number of people are trying to playback their Blu-rays on laptop or just at home. Talking about Blu-ray players, we have to say that there are some outstanding software, like Leawo and DVDFab blu-ray player. If you get stuck in choosing the right one with some specific features, you must read this article.


As top Blu-ray players on the market. Leawo and DVDFab has been popular with the users for many years. If you are hesitating on which one to choose as you need a Blu-ray player for BD playback. Don’t worry, this article is going to carry out an in-depth comparison of these 2 Blu-ray players for you to learn the similarity and different features between them better, in a bid to choose the most suitable one for your movie experience.


Part 1: User Interface


Here we are going to compare the buttons and features on the main interface for you to quickly know how to use it once you installed this 2 top Blu-ray player software on your laptop.


1. Leawo Blu-ray Player:


Leawo has some quite neat interface with some of the most frequently used buttons placed on the main UI, here let’s take a look at this Blu-ray player software.


1) Open File: Leawo Blu-ray player has an open file button placed on its main UI for users to load the file easily with it.

2) Playback bar: there is playback bar on the bottom with some playback buttons for you to fast forward or backward the movie or video you are playing.

3) Settings button: on the top, there is a triangle button for making settings on audio output, subtitles, video, snapshot as well as skin, etc.



4) Playlist button: there is a playlist button at the bottom for you to load in multiple source all together, quite useful for a binge watcher of a movie series.


2. DVDFab Player 6:

DVDFab is a brand which constantly updating its service and software to meet the new trends and need. After DVDFab Player 5, it has officially launched its new version of software: DVDFab Player 6, the 6 generation of its player kind software development. And its interface has been a completely new one integrating with multiple functions and features, here let’s scroll down to find out.


1) Playback Mode: DVDFab Player 6, as a good Blu-ray player, offers two modes after launching, one is PC mode, the other is TV mode. These 2 different playback modes are oriented for users to play Blu-ray on laptop or on TV respectively, a really helpful Blu-ray player software to turn your room into a cinema-like home theater.

2) Library: The library section is for automatically managing the media files on your laptop, arranging the files into a library like collection, including the movies on discs or in some folders of your computer, where you can easily find and search. This Blu-ray player could automatically manage your local files based on genre and type, which is great for those who have saved a lot of movies on your laptop but needs a smart media file manager.



3) My Computer section: Just below the Library section, here is a My Computer section for you to load the files or find the new one you just imported. The most frequently used button is File Explorer to import the file by clicking it. Next are some buttons for you the locate the files saved on some specific directories.

4) Search bar: on the top, there is a search bar for you to locate the specific file on your laptop, you can just input the names of the file and click it to search.

5) Playback bar: like Leawo Blu-ray player, DVDFab Player 6 also has a playback bar integrating with the fast forward and backward button, as well as buttons for volume adjustment and full screen.

6) Playlist feature: On the bottom, there is a playlist button for you to import multiple sources or videos.



7) Music Management: Organize the music by artist and download the metadata automatically, support almost all the popular audio formats including MP3, WAV, M4A, FLAC, OGG, CUE, APE and more.


Part 2: Price and Compatible OS


1. Price


Leawo Blu-ray Player:


Free version: Leawo has a free version for its Blu-ray player that can play can play Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder or ISO, but not 4k UHD discs or videos.
Premium version: Leawo Blu-ray Player’s premium version could rip Blu-ray discs to MKV format that would charge for 25$ for 1 year and 50$ for lifetime use.


DVDFab Player 6:


Free version: DVDFab offers 30-day free trial period during which time you can play all kinds of disc source without limitation and use the full features of this Blu-ray player software.
Standard version: 59$: support DVD, Blu-ray playback without limitation, files management, menu navigation, etc.
Premium version: 99$: support 4k UHD discs, 4K UHD and HEVC (H.265) video playback


2. Compatible OS


Leawo Blu-ray Player:


Available on
Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  Mac (64-bit) OS X 10.10-10.15


DVDFab Player 6:


Available on Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  Mac OS 10.11-10.15


Part 3. System Requirement


Leawo Blu-ray Player:


Processor: 1 GHz or above Intel/AMD Processor
RAM: 512MB RAM (1024MB or above recommended)
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 4000, Intel G45, NVIDIA GeForce 8-Series and newer recommended
Others: DirectX version 9.0c, Blu-ray drive, Internet Connection


DVDFab Player 6:


Processor: Core 2 Quad or above
RGraphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9 Series (Pascal) or above video card (Required for HDR Mode)
Others: 1) A Blu-ray Drive
  2) HDR compatible TV or display monitor (Required for HDR Mode)
  3) Internet connection required for software authorization, the Movie Library feature, and playback of DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and networked resources


Part 4. Feature Set


Next, we are going to summarize the major features of Leawo Blu-ray player as well as DVDFab Player 6 in the manner of a feature table for you to get a clearer picture.


Features Leawo Blu-ray Player DVDFab Player 6
Bypass DVD/Blu-ray protections like region code
Support DVD, Blu-ray discs
Support 4k UHD discs  
Support 3D video and discs  
Support videos of different formats
Support ISO or folder playback
Organize & Manage Local Media Library by Poster Wall  
HDR10 Playback  
Hi-Res Audio Output Support, up to Dolby Atmos & DTS:X  
Snap screenshots
Custom skin/language/background
Add External Subtitle
Customize settings regarding audio output, video as well as subtitles
Customize settings regarding audio output, video as well as subtitles  
GIF Maker  
Customize Playlist    


Part 5. Supported Formats


Supported formats of Leawo Blu-ray Player:


Audio AAC, AC3, APE, DTS, FLAC, M4A, MID, MKA, MP2, MP3, MPA, OGG, TTA, WAV, WMA, etc.
Blu-ray BD-R 1.1/BD-RE 2.1, BD-R 2.0/BD-RE 3.0, BDROM 2.2, Blu-ray disc
DVD DVD-Video, DVD-VR, DVD+VR, DVD disc, IFO file, DVD ISO File
Network Protocol Clients UPnP, NFS, SMB, Zeroconf



 Supported formats of DVDFab Player 6:


Video 2D, 3D playback, 4K UHD video files, HEVC (H.265) video files, HDR Render, H.264 Video Files, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 Video Files, DivX Video Files, XviD Video Files, WMV and most video formats including M4V, MOV, VOB, AVI, AVC, MPG, MP4, MKV, FLV, MTS, M2T, M2TS, etc.
Audio Dolby Digital (5.1 Channel), Dolby Digital Plus (7.1 Channel), Dolby TrueHD Atmos (7.1 Channel), Dolby TrueHD (7.1 Channel), DTS:X (7.1 Channel), DTS-HD Master (7.1 Channel)
Playback Mode PC Mode and TV Mode
Video Resolution 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K UHD/FHD;
Blu-ray BD-R 1.1/BD-RE 2.1, BD-R 2.0/BD-RE 3.0, BDROM 2.2, Blu-ray disc
DVD DVD-Video, DVD-VR, DVD+VR, DVD disc, IFO file, DVD ISO File
ISO & Folder 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ISO & Folder, Blu-ray ISO & Folder, AVCHD ISO & Folder, DVD ISO & Folder



Part 6: How to Watch 4K UHD Movie at Home?


Since 4K UHD movies have been more popular than ever due to its high-quality resolution and lossless image. So here we are going to talk about how to watch 4K UHD movie at home on PC or on TV. From the above table, we could tell that Leawo can play DVD and Blu-ray, but not 4k UHD discs. So here let’s take DVDFab Player 6 as an example, which is a powerful 4k UHD player.


Steps on How to Watch 4k UHD Movie at Home:


Step 1: Install 4K Movie Player


Install this 4k UHD player, it is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS.



Step 2: Launch this Player and Choose TV Mode


The premise of watching 4k movie at home is that you’ve got a good 4k TV, after successful installation of this 4k player you would notice there are two modes for you to choose from. Here let’s go with TV Mode to see how to enjoy a 4k movie just at home. Remember you need to connect your 4K UHD TV to PC via the HDMI cable and configure display settings for TV screen on your PC.


Step 3: Insert the 4K UHD Disc into the Drive


After settings are made right, you can load the 4k UHD source now. Here are several choices for you to select: Disc, My Computer and Movie Server. Tab ‘Disc’ if the 4k source is a disc and insert it to the optical drive. Click ‘My Computer’ to load 4k UHD ISO or folder file, or even videos from your PC desktop.


Step 4: Enjoy the Pleasure of 4k UHD World


Finally, you could watch 4k UHD movie at home with ease and pleasure, just immerse yourself in the world of crystal-clear pictures and ear-pleasing sound effect delivered by DVDFab Player 6.


Part 7: Final Thoughts


Voila! From the above, we’ve compared 6 aspects of these two top Blu-ray player software. Blu-ray Player certainly has a lot of good features and it is free to use its basic features. However, we could see from above DVDFab Player 6 is more powerful as it could deal with all kinds of source even including 4k UHD media and 3D movie and output high-res audio.

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