Best software DVD player?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by RagnaroK, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Yo,
    Looking for a simple-to-use software DVD player, with plenty of options, settings, extras and stuff.
    Or, what you think is the best player? Thanks.

    RaG
     
  2. andyqkw

    andyqkw Guest

    The best available software DVD player is either PowerDVD or WinDVD...
     
  3. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    What do you think runs the best?

    -lieb39
     
  4. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    I have always found power dvd to be the smoother of the two.
     
  5. eNuffSaid

    eNuffSaid Guest

    I used to swear by PowerDVD, until I saw some of the features of WinDVD...

    Play a movie on the background of your desktop, Screen Captures and the likes made WinDVD my favorite.

    Kind regards,
    Willem Moolenaar
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I think for ease of use, and best controls would be Power DVD.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    VideoLAN - http://videolan.org/ but as most people are scared of new apps.. I'd have to say PowerDVD :D
     
  8. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Never used PowerDVD, but WinDVD is a worthy contender in my experience.
     
  9. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Interesting, I currently use PowerDVD myself (since it came with my DVD-ROM) and it also seems pretty popular here too. However, I'm willing to try out both WinDVD and VideoLAN, just to see how they are. :D
    Thanks guys!

    RaG
     
  10. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    WinDVD - only because it does spdif output that works.
     
  11. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    PowerDVD 5 also handles the SPDIF very well (from my experience)
     
  12. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    PowerDVD for sure!!
     
  13. NerdUprising

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    I havent used PowerDVD too much, so Im not bashing it, but imo WinDVD is quite grand, not a big killer of resources, plus alot of grĂ¼vi little features
     
  14. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Depends how you define 'best'. For the best value for money, Fusionsoft DVD is freeware.
     
  15. andyqkw

    andyqkw Guest

    What is the link for this Fusionsoft DVD???
     
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    chris Free to Fly

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  17. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I generally used powerdvd till I got my all in wonder :)

    now I exclusively use ati's dvd player since it works flawlessly with the remote...

    :D

    /me says hooray for laziness
     
  18. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Speaking of ati's player, there's nvDVD too. Not sure of pricing though, or if there's a trial available.. but it's another option for the list :D
     
  19. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    its supposed to be good apparently... EP should know I reckon...
     
  20. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've used it briefy to play mpegs and avi's, didn't get the chance to play a DVD through it. It seems ok, just doesn't seem to pack as many features as PowerDVD (which is ok if you want something easy I suppose :) )

    Appears there is a trial: http://www.nvidia.com/page/nvdvd_downloadtrial.html
    *grab* :D