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    win 10 won't play dvds

    I haven't had a reason to use my DVD player since running Win 10 but when I read that the final release won't be able to play DVDs, I tried playing
    a dvd and the Windows media play won't play the DVD. It's listed in the device manager. The player does work in Win 7. I'm using build 10130.
    Any ideas on this?

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    VLC does.

    It's early days just now but MS have stated they will have a DVD player app (I hate that word)

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    You'll need to get 3rd party DVD player software for Windows 10.

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    +1 for VLC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    +1 for VLC!
    Less of that please! M$ may try to buy them!

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    ...Like AOL bought out the once impeccable Winamp music player?

    VLC beats Windows Media player hands down in just about every way, except maybe it's skin.
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    Any idea why MS is doing this? A lot of software come on DVD's these days.

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    Installation DVDs should work, I suspect it's just media DVDs that require the MPEG-2 decoder that won't play by default. Saves Microsoft a few shekels and the move or future is online streaming, not local media, and a few free players can play DVDs if the need is still there.

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    Although MS might be done with Media center, I do believe (read somewhere from MS that they would in W10) they'll offer a DVD codec for DVD movie playback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    Although MS might be done with Media center, I do believe (read somewhere from MS that they would in W10) they'll offer a DVD codec for DVD movie playback.
    I hope they do offer that codec. Fortunately I have been able to (with DISM, and imagex) transform all the versions so far into Windows 10 with Windows Media Center. I don't know how long they will let me do that though!

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    No problem with VLC on my Win10TP, and on earlier versions of Windows.

    Got an E-Mail ad for Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning today, the list of features is more than I'll use anytime soon:

    Burning & Copying
    • Burn and copy discs with the Roxio Burn desktop widget
    • Archive large data projects across multiple discs
    • Back up your media and data files to CDs, DVDs, and dual-layer DVDs
    Music
    • Rip, play, edit and organize music
    • Create your own music CD mixes
    • Turn old LPs & cassettes into music CDs - even remove pops & clicks
    Photo
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    • Crop and straighten, remove red-eye or add special effects
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    Video
    • Import raw video footage to your PC
    • Edit movies with professional transitions, motion menus and music
    • Burn to DVD to watch on any DVD player

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    Just tried every way I could think of to play a DVD movie w/ WMP without success.

    Even tried File\Open and browsed to the DVD's "VIDEO_TS" folder, clicked on one of the .IFO files then "Open" - nothing happened. Tried same with one of the .VOB files - again nothing.

    After I inserted the DVD Windows prompted "Choose what happens..." but the two choices were "Buy a DVD App (Store)" and "Take no action".

    Installed the K-Lite MEGA Codec Pack http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm and DVD movies now play immediately in "Media Player Classic" (included in the K-Lite MEGA pack).
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    Quote Originally Posted by djohnson View Post
    I hope they do offer that codec. Fortunately I have been able to (with DISM, and imagex) transform all the versions so far into Windows 10 with Windows Media Center. I don't know how long they will let me do that though!
    Media Player will stay, but from what I understand MS will provide a codec to play DVDs with, hopefully free.
    Lets also hope MS has fixed some of Media Players bugs as well, otherwise it won't be worth having around.
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    If you want to stick with WMP, install the full K-Lite codec pack. WMP will then play almost any format.

    http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

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    Fortunately I have been able to (with DISM, and imagex) transform all the versions so far into Windows 10 with Windows Media Center.

    Sounds like a useful skill to have. Could you give a run down on the procedure ?
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