Playing a DVD on WMP11 v.Vista

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  1. ia_cox

    ia_cox Active Member

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    I installed Vista Business a year ago or so and haven't been able to play any movie DVD's on it since. Every time I try a warning shows saying

    "Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings."

    There's a link for "web help". I press it, and all I can get from it is I need to install a DVD encoder...but then it says that any version of Vista above Home Basic should already have it.

    I've fucked with the resolution, been on the net, searched this forum, and haven't had any luck. Suggestions?
     
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    ya, need a codec.
     
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    Why wouldn't Vista include a DVD codec?

    So...you can burn DVDs, you just can't watch them.
     
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    because MS didn't get a license for it. Same reason ubuntu can't play MP3s on a stock install.

    Same reason every other version of windows couldn't play dvds without a codec.

    Same reason that 99.999% of DVD drives include a copy of WinDVD or PowerDVD with them.

    Same reason that linux only plays dvds because it's using a hacked version of css.
     
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    Alot of good Windows DVD Maker does then...especially if you plan on watching your recently created DVD on your computer.
     
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    burning, and subsequently watching a DVD would require a DVD-ROM drive... which would have come with a DVD Codec.

    THINK son THINK.
     
  8. etech

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

    VLC media player
    VLC on Windows
    VLC - the cross-platform media player and streaming server

    VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
     
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    VLC is so shitty. Seek/skip is recockulously bad. And MPEG2 looks very grainy.
     
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    You're so full of shit your eyes are brown.
     
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    you're saying you haven't noticed a recockulously shitty seek/skip problem with VLC????

    You're blind.
     
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    here's another source to confim what I say:

     
  13. etech

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    Well, if I want to watch some subtitles or all I was doing was "seeking frames" I would be concerned. If I wanted to watch a DVD using Vista business, I would be pretty happy with VLC.
     
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    and what's wrong with using a better codec pack and WMP11? What's wrong with using the DVD player/codec that came with the DVD drive?

    If you want to use VLC then that's your perogative. I choose to use a less-buggy, less-ugly, less-shity solution.

    My point is that it's stupid to chastise Microsoft for not doing something that no one else does.
     
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    OSX can play DVDs out of the box without having to install any additional software.
     
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    because 99.999% of apple systems have APPLE-supplied dvd drives and the machine is built by apple. It made sense for apple to pay for the licensing fee up-front for every machine built and include it with the OS.

    With windows, that is not the case, because Microsoft doesn't supply the drive or build the system... That is why it is up to the OEM/VAR to include the codec and pay the license fee.
     
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    computer is old enough that vista isn't supported (inspiron 9300).

    VLC player is working great for me :x:
     
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    Oh Shit, I agree with you. I didn't even install VLC on my new machine. If you want to fast forward it sucks. The quality is not as good as WMP with the klite codec pack. Also, why install additional software when you have wmp?
     
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    yes. I use WMP11 with the CCC pack.
     
  20. trouphaz

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    hey, all you said was that no one else does it. if you want to change your statement, go ahead.
     
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    You know, you're right. I've had the same issues with VLC. I only watch some formats on it, but rarely.

    In all honesty, I use the latest release of Winamp for video and DVD playback. It works phenomenal :bowdown:
     
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    VLC is fine for DVDs. Using the slider to move around a DVD should I have to works fine.

    Though generally I start my DVDs at the beginning and finish my DVDs at the end :hsugh:
     
  23. trouphaz

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    i tried VLC a couple of times on a couple of different systems. i never really liked it.
     

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