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    Software to play movies on DVDs?

    I have a laptop computer with a DVD drive and I'd like to play movie DVDs. My operating system is WIN 10. As I understand it, WIN 10 does not have the ability to play movies. What software would you recommend to get this capability?

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    +1. And it's not region specific.

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    I like VLC media player, but I have always preferred to use the K-Lite Codec Pack Mega Pack which includes an optimized Media Player Classic. It just seems a little more versatile to me.

    (NOTE 1: Some AVs, like McAfee's junkware, block this site; some do not. but I personally have never had a problem with this software installing open-source codecs. User experience may vary, but I definitely welcome responses to this post...)

    (NOTE 2: Always be wary installing third party codecs...)

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    If you plan on playing BluRay, plan on buying a DVD BluRay player/cd-dvd reader-writer and Cyberlink's PowerDVD 14 or 15.
    VLC has something that's supposed to enable VLC to play BluRay [using a BluRay player], however, I never got the plugin assembly for VLC to work within VLC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    If you plan on playing BluRay, plan on buying a DVD BluRay player/cd-dvd reader-writer and Cyberlink's PowerDVD 14 or 15.
    VLC has something that's supposed to enable VLC to play BluRay [using a BluRay player], however, I never got the plugin assembly for VLC to work within VLC.
    +1 on Cyberlink PowerDVD. I also use this software, sometimes. It's very versatile. It's just not free...

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    Well, not everything on The 'Net can be free And, sometimes, you get what you "pay" for.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    Media Player Classic has been my favorite for several years. I use it nearly every day

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