View Full Version : How do I play dvds?

30-09-2005, 12:26 PM
I have just bought a 2nd hand dvd/cdrw combo drive with no software. I have no problems with the drive, it is listed and reads cd ok but wont read dvd, do I need software so that dvd's will play?

30-09-2005, 12:32 PM
Yes, you will need software. PowerDVD and WinDVD are the two biggest ones, but fir a freebie solution you can try VLC (http://www.videolan.org/)

30-09-2005, 12:33 PM
Yep, you do need some type of software so that dvd's can play.

I think Windows media player can play dvds, but I think that depends on what version of Windows media player & windows you have.

30-09-2005, 12:56 PM
Cool, Thanks for the quick response folks.

30-09-2005, 02:25 PM
Windows Media Player requires a 3rd party decrypter, so AFAIK OOTB it cant.

30-09-2005, 02:30 PM
All you need is a codec, then just about any media player can do the job.

The required codec is found in many codec packs,including k-lite codec pack, just take note that if you do install a codec pack then uncheck everything apart from the ones you want.

30-09-2005, 07:19 PM
I'd personally recommend VideoLAN Client over and above any codec pack!