Which Software is used to Play DVD on WinXp Machine

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  1. dikudik

    dikudik New Member

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    Hi,

    Can any body tel me which software i use to play dvd on my computer .
    i have p-iv, 256 mbram and winxp-sp2. i tried to play using windows media player but it is not playing.
     
  2. Chirag

    Chirag bang bang!

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    First of all install KLite codec pack frm digit(this month). Then most formats will work. If not than try VLC player(for mostly all formats) or Power DVD.
     
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    kin.vachhani Dreaming Future

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    right chirag vlc player will play almost all the regular formats and klite mega pack is also a good option....
     
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    In Win XP u can also use Windows Media Player 10 to watch DVD movies ;)
     
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    dreams Gracias Senor

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    best of all try Power DVD.. it too plays mostly all basic formats and a very very gud s/w 4 DVD's..
     
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    VLC best for any media...now it is also playing Real media files... VLC 0.8.4a
     
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    kjuvale Pharmaguru

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    I am using VLC 0.8.4a but it never plays Real media files. there is new 0.8.5 beta version available which claims to play real audio .
     
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    i tried and it played.. may be bcs i have installed K-Lite codec pack... but it claims to play it..and also includes some files for Real media....anyways...it plays is the main thing...
     
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    the video will not simply play because it will ask for an external video decoder from powerDVD or some others in a better option have Klite media Codec Pack Installed and then run Windows Media Player it shuld work else pm me
     
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    ilugd Beware of the innocent

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    vlc is the best and what is more, it is free. As for the real media files, real player alternative is bundled with k lite codec pack. That is ok for me! If vlc is now playing real media, i am going to download the beta.
     
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    Hi
    is it possible to play DVD Disk with CD ROM Drive using some secial software?

    If not why?
    Thanks
     
  13. QwertyManiac

    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    No because a donkey cant be a horse, its DNA is different...

    I use VLC, MPC, WMP, P-DVD, N-Showtime, W-DVD :D
     
  14. priyadarshi

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    I tried both VLC and Power DVD but didn't liked either. Pause option in VLC works after a long period whereas Power DVD is bulky too. I liked VCD Cutter to play VCDs, but it don't work for DVDs. can anyone suggest a better option with all the keyboard shortcuts available?
     
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    OK if u want to just have a no frills media player then use Media player with xpcodec pack or VLC. But if u need to enjoy DVD with all their glory then use Power DVD 6 not the OEM one
     
  16. gxsaurav

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    Those having a NVIDIA gfx card, either FX series or above, can simply try Purevideo decoder for DVD/WMV/H.264 playback

    I use WMP10 with Purevideo decoder, Real alternative, cos i use it only at raaga.com

    Quicktime is required, i so like the H.264 codec

    For music, I use winamp, but if somehow I can manage to get Windows media player 10 to minimize to tray, i will switch instantly

    in case U have nero installed, then u don't need any other Software DVD Player etc to play, it installed the required codecs automatically
     
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    try cyberlink dvd player its great!!
     
  18. Ramakrishnan

    Ramakrishnan The Researcher

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    install K-lite mega codec pack. use media player.
     
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    Most DVD writers/ readers have an included DVD player for eg win dvd with LG drives. Install DVD region killer to disable hardware locking.
     
  20. MysticHalo

    MysticHalo Your Maker.

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    AFAIK, VLC also installs an adware/spyware on the computer.,...i dont remember the name, but something related to VLC was detected by Yahoo Anti-Spy during my previous windows install. Though i didnt have any problems with that....but then....!!Never used VLC after that. What do ya think guys?
    DVD can be run on WMP 9,all u need to do is dwload all the updates for WMP9 by MS....one of them contain intervideo DVD decoder, should be able to play DVDs fine.
     
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