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InChiefsHell 12:49 PM 04-11-2019
OK, so I don't have occasion to play DVD's much on my PC, but recently at work we had a need to play a DVD for a presentation. I honestly thought that Media Player was still a thing, but I guess not.

Microsoft, in it's infinite wisdom, has taken out the capability to play DVD's natively, and instead wants you to download an "app". The App they have at MS is $15.00. All the free ones I found have problems, like VLC Media Player takes literally 5 minutes or more to open a damn DVD...

I really can't believe this. What do you guys use if anything?
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Jewish Rabbi 01:00 PM 04-11-2019
I just stream my porn :-)
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MephistophelesJanx 01:03 PM 04-11-2019
VLC taking 5 minutes to play a DVD???

The bigger question is how the hell you managed to install VLC and Windows 10 on an "IBM Compatible" 486.

/VLC is the only media player I use and recommend.
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InChiefsHell 03:13 PM 04-11-2019
Originally Posted by MephistophelesJanx:
VLC taking 5 minutes to play a DVD???

The bigger question is how the hell you managed to install VLC and Windows 10 on an "IBM Compatible" 486.

/VLC is the only media player I use and recommend.
Well, it turns out it is probably the DVD I'm trying to play. It's a training video and has a menu page, and maybe it's just a pain on a PC. I tried other DVD's and they worked just fine...so...I guess I jumped the gun.

IT STILL SEEMS RETARDED THAT WINDOWS 10 DOESN'T PLAY DVD'S NATIVELY...
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Baby Lee 03:29 PM 04-11-2019
Originally Posted by InChiefsHell:
Well, it turns out it is probably the DVD I'm trying to play. It's a training video and has a menu page, and maybe it's just a pain on a PC. I tried other DVD's and they worked just fine...so...I guess I jumped the gun.

IT STILL SEEMS RETARDED THAT WINDOWS 10 DOESN'T PLAY DVD'S NATIVELY...
DVD decryption has famously had a stringent licensing scheme.
The owner [Philips, IIRC] wants a little $$ from each and every access point for the tech.

Every DVD player, . . . home theater, portable, auto, PC, etc. etc. pays a few $$ to Phillips for the tech. If MS wanted windows to play DVDs natively, they'd have to pay Phillips for every single software license in the market, solely for that functionality. Therefore PC players needed a software decryption solution. That's why Windows had a Media Center Edition, and why for so long PC DVD players came bundled with some shitty DVD player software. If you think back, even when Windows had DVD capability 'natively' you had to insert that shitty player software disc that came with the DVD player in order to 'authorize' the functionality.
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Deberg_1990 06:36 PM 04-11-2019
VLC media player is a national treasure.
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Hammock Parties 08:06 PM 04-11-2019
Media player home classic

Simple and lightweight
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displacedinMN 08:44 PM 04-12-2019
I can't get my computer to recognize the dvd player I bought a year ago.
same issue-need it once in awhile-now it is legacy. It did not come with a disk.
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crayzkirk 06:03 PM 04-13-2019
Lots of free stuff out there. I have a copy of Nero Burning Rom that still works from the days of Windows 7 running on 10. Bought a BluRay burner and have zero problems. My Nero is old however it had a forever license and was about $50.

VLC Media player is a great free option.
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ChiefBlueCFC 11:17 AM 04-15-2019
Originally Posted by InChiefsHell:
Well, it turns out it is probably the DVD I'm trying to play. It's a training video and has a menu page, and maybe it's just a pain on a PC. I tried other DVD's and they worked just fine...so...I guess I jumped the gun.

IT STILL SEEMS RETARDED THAT WINDOWS 10 DOESN'T PLAY DVD'S NATIVELY...
Windows 10 is just plain retarded
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