Best way to enable DVD watching in Windows Media Player?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ravenvii, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I installed Windows and the latest version of Windows Media Player, and found that I need a plug-in to watch DVDs with it.

    So which one should I use? Is there any free ones?

    Thanks
     
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  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Interesting. I found that HP has a really old version of InterVideo WinDVD among their software/drivers for this particular laptop model. I downloaded and installed it, and magically Windows Media Player now can play DVDs just fine. No need to use WinDVD itself.

    Yeah it's old, but it's free!
     
  4. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    i also use vlc for watching dvds in windows
     
  5. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    Is VLC better than Windows Media Player for watching DVDs?

    EDIT: I just tried VLC. It doesn't seem to have closed captioning support, while Windows Media Player does.

    So I'll stick with WMP using the codec from the old-but-free WinDVD.
     

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