Good free DVD player

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by one.123, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. one.123

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    anyone know any good free DVD software player?
     
  2. Lee

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    Windows media player plays dvd files. it's free.
     
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    WMP requires 3rd party MPEG-2 decoders (WinDVD, PowerDVD, or nvDVD are all good choices but not free) but I am not sure about VLC.

    Anyway "Good DVD" and "Free" should never really be used in the same sentence as MPEG-2 (what DVD uses) is a patented technology and there is heavy royalties involved in licensing it. Any free DVD software is illegal and probably buggy if it works at all. Odds are it wont be able to play encrypted DVD at all as well.
     
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    Yeah, you can buy only the filters from a few places.
    I seem to remember sonic, intervideo and cyberlink doing this but dn't know if they still do.

    Then you can use them with Zoom Player :)
     
  6. SPeedY_B

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    VideoLAN
     
  7. indyjones

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    I am fairly sure that autopatcher xp patches media player so it can play dvds
     
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    VLC doesn't need any 3rd party decoders. It uses libdvdcss, libdvdplay and other libraries.
    Works flawlessly for all the DVDs that I've tried. [​IMG]
     
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    I play my DVDs on Windows Media Player.
     
  11. SPeedY_B

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    Not to mention that it's multi-region without any extra hacks or apps (you have no idea how much of a blessing that is on OSX.. we don't have DVD Genie :p :D)
     
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    Good point. [​IMG]
     
  13. indyjones

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    hmmm i may well have to check out video lan it sound good :)
     
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    It's great. Just get a nice skin for it, and you're set. [​IMG]
     
  15. one.123

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    thanks for all the repliees in going to try video lan
     
  16. indyjones

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    Right will ownload it I will have to see how the multispeaker support is in dvds as I have 6.1
     
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    I tried this and it won't open. So I went and tried WinDVD and it told me that the DVD was a different country code than the one it is set up for. That I only have 2 more switches left. This is from Creepshow that I purchased at WalMart.
     
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    VideoLAN. Period. [​IMG]