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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
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Hello everybody,

I just wanted to watch DVD on my computer and I used windows media player, but it made me furious. None of the functions were working properly, not the pause function, not the change language feature or subtitles off or anything at all. The full screen worked, but never back to the normal screen, I had to close it and it made my PC work at a very high CPU level... I don't want to use that anymore.

Does anybody have a good programm to watch DVD's? For free would be great  Wink

Thanks.

wilco737
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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2801 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

PowerDVD is great, but that is more of a short term solution (only lasts the duration of the free trial) as you'll have to pay in the future to keep using it.

http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/trials/powerdvd/download_en_GB.html


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3005 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

I've used VLC for a while - free and no problems  Smile

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

signol



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
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Quoting Elite (Reply 1):
PowerDVD is great, but that is more of a short term solution (only lasts the duration of the free trial) as you'll have to pay in the future to keep using it.

I try to avoid these trial versions. I want a full version for free. I mean legal for free. Like the WMP comes for free. I don't need any high tech anything, just where I can watch my DVD's properly.

Quoting Signol (Reply 2):
I've used VLC for a while - free and no problems  

Will give it a try, thanks.

wilco737



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1823 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 2):
I've used VLC for a while - free and no problems  

Same over here. Comparatively low CPU-usage (on older machines).
-HT



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1821 times:
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Quoting Signol (Reply 2):
VLC



Quoting HT (Reply 4):
Comparatively low CPU-usage (on older machines).

Downloaded it and watched DVD without problems, everything worked fine  thumbsup 

Thanks Big grin

wilco737



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User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

hook it up to your tv and use the proper software that also downloads all those covers etc automatically, even of those "backup copies"

http://xbmc.org/



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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3023 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
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Quoting Signol (Reply 2):
I've used VLC for a while - free and no problems Smile

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

signol

I swear by VLC, I have to watch tons of MPEGs and AVIs for training at work, and rarely have a problem with VLC, and when i do it usually crashes the system if i try to watch the same file in WMP!



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

98% of the time I use WMP 11 but modified with a special codec pack that allows me to watch pretty much any file format in WMP. It's really stable with this pack. I highly recommend this:

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Ess...dec-Pack/3000-2140_4-10662709.html

On the rare occasion I watch a movie in my computer I use PowerDVD. Has great picture and sound quality.

Quoting Elite (Reply 1):
(only lasts the duration of the free trial)

well, there are ways around that...  Wink  duck 

Quoting Signol (Reply 2):
I've used VLC for a while

VLC is really good in that it will play pretty much any format out there. Pretty impressive. As good as it is I rarely use it though, I only use it to watch corrupted or partially downloaded video files.


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
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Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 8):
8% of the time I use WMP 11 but modified with a special codec pack that allows me to watch pretty much any file format in WMP. It's really stable with this pack. I highly recommend this:

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Ess...dec-Pack/3000-2140_4-10662709.html

And that is what is annoying, I want to download something, install it, use it - The End. WMP always gives me trouble. I never liked the program a lot and now it is playing tricks on me and doing stuff I do not want to.

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 8):
well, there are ways around that...     

I didn't see that  Smile

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 8):
VLC is really good in that it will play pretty much any format out there. Pretty impressive. As good as it is I rarely use it though, I only use it to watch corrupted or partially downloaded video files.

I will use it a lot now. It is great and it does what I want Big grin

wilco737



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1708 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 9):
I didn't see that Smile

Well, I didn't say it was legal...  duck 


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
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Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 10):
Well, I didn't say it was legal...   

I don't do things like that. I never did this...

wilco737



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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1681 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Thread starter):
I just wanted to watch DVD on my computer and I used windows media player, but it made me furious

The last time I tried to watch a DVD with WMP(The Aviator) The audio and video didnt align, drove me crazy, I ejected the disk and threw it. LOL.
Use WinAmp. It truly cant be beat. I swear I think it will play any codec ever designed.



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1677 times:
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Quoting AustinAirport (Reply 12):
The last time I tried to watch a DVD with WMP(The Aviator) The audio and video didnt align, drove me crazy, I ejected the disk and threw it. LOL.

I know how that feels Big grin

Quoting AustinAirport (Reply 12):
Use WinAmp. It truly cant be beat. I swear I think it will play any codec ever designed.

I will give it a try. Using VLC for now, but I will give WinAmp a chance a swell.
Thanks.

wilco737



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User currently offlineAustinairport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1667 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 13):
I will give it a try. Using VLC for now, but I will give WinAmp a chance a swell.
Thanks.

Your Welcome.  Smile



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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3023 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
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Just as an FYI, VLC 1.0.0 was just released.


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User currently onlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1641 times:
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I use WMP for general use. As soon if I find any file WMP has trouble with, VLC. VLC ALWAYS works  Smile


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
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Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 15):
Just as an FYI, VLC 1.0.0 was just released.

Will take a look. Thanks

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 16):
use WMP for general use. As soon if I find any file WMP has trouble with, VLC. VLC ALWAYS works  

If it would be only that WMP cannot play some weird code or file. It cannot play regular DVD's or some normal files...

VLC it is for now (and WinAmp).

wilco737



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3761 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

VLC is definitely what you want for a trouble free video and audio experience. Although I am having problems with the latest version when it comes to setting full screen mode on a secondary display...

Another definite must have is the freely available K-Lite codec pack, which comes with Media player classic (a 'primitive' version of WMP loaded with all the codecs you'll never need). Basic, works great, and you'll never ever find a format you can't play anymore...



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1633 times:
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Quoting Francoflier (Reply 18):
Although I am having problems with the latest version when it comes to setting full screen mode on a secondary display...

It works fine for me. I am using 2 monitors as well and I put the VLC on full screen on the 2nd one and I can do whatever I want on the 1st one without affecting the 2nd one. It just plays and plays and plays and plays...

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 18):
Another definite must have is the freely available K-Lite codec pack, which comes with Media player classic (a 'primitive' version of WMP loaded with all the codecs you'll never need). Basic, works great, and you'll never ever find a format you can't play anymore...

Where do I get that? I don't think I really need it as I don't have a format I cannot play - yet.  Smile

wilco737



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

VLC if it's something I watch on the computer, otherwise I use the WD TV HD to watch video files on a proper TV.


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1615 times:
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Quoting Go3Team (Reply 20):
otherwise I use the WD TV HD to watch video files on a proper TV.

My question was PC related. When I really want to watch DVD, then I do it on my TV as well, with a proper DVD player and surround sound  Smile

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User currently offline7324ever From Serbia, joined May 2009, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

I like real player the free version is awesome and really easy to use!


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21462 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

For using my organised media library iTunes is hard to beat, but VLC is indeed a good counterpart for "drive by" watching/listening of files I don't intend to put into my library.

By the way: If you've got QuickTime on your machine, you can also drag individual audio files onto the QuickTime player and it will play them individually as well. QuickTime plays pure audio files just as well as video (iTunes also uses the QuickTime infrastructure for playback).


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3761 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1575 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 19):
Where do I get that?

Google K-lite, there's plenty of download locations, such as this one:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

The codecs provided are really powerful and completely customizable if needed.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 19):
It works fine for me. I am using 2 monitors as well and I put the VLC on full screen on the 2nd one and I can do whatever I want on the 1st one without affecting the 2nd one.

Well I haven't yet looked into it too much but the thing is that I use two different video controllers for the two screens, which might throw it off a bit.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 25, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1575 times:
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Quoting Francoflier (Reply 24):
Google K-lite, there's plenty of download locations, such as this one:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

The codecs provided are really powerful and completely customizable if needed.

Sounds good. Thanks for the link.

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 24):
Well I haven't yet looked into it too much but the thing is that I use two different video controllers for the two screens, which might throw it off a bit.

That could be the reason. i am only using one and it handles it very well.

wilco737



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