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Good Free DVD Player?

post #1 of 9
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I hate WinDVD! It came with my asus motherboard and it sucks

Is there a free program out there that will play DVDs and that works better than the free demos of crappy programs that come with your computer / computer parts?

I can't even use windows media player! It says my screen resolution and color settings need to be changed!
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by systemshock869
I hate WinDVD! It came with my asus motherboard and it sucks

Is there a free program out there that will play DVDs and that works better than the free demos of crappy programs that come with your computer / computer parts?

I can't even use windows media player! It says my screen resolution and color settings need to be changed!
Not that im a fan of this software But have you Tried Quick time or Itunes?
post #3 of 9
Cyberlink PowerDVD
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Not that im a fan of this software But have you Tried Quick time or Itunes?
i didn't know those play dvds - are you sure about that?
post #5 of 9
Cyberlink PowerDVD indeed.

Also, I am guessing Windows Mediaplayer is getting messed up with your dual screens (you mentioned two screens, so I guess they're in dual setup). My bet is that these screens are set up with different resolutions, giving Mediaplayer fits.

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post #6 of 9
POwer DVD is good or you can D\\L the mega codecs pack and then you can use WMP,Winamp or what ever.
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post #7 of 9
If you want free then you'd want to grab VLC Player. VLC can play practically anything to include: DVDs, VCDs, Google Video Cache Files, Etc.

Check it out here: http://www.videolan.org/

Gotta love free.

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post #8 of 9
Ya VLC plays movies and stuff a lot better than window media player.
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VLC will play pretty much anything.
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