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  1. #1

    Default Playing commercial DVDs on my computer

    Hello, Colleagues All,
    About 5 years ago, I bought a second-hand computer with a DVD player powered (I think) by PowerDVD. Recently, I had to do a reorganisation, reformatting the C: drive and reinstalling software. I thought I had saved everything but found that the DVD software had disappeared. I use my DVD player mainly for watching movies and concerts while I work, so on my machine, Windows Media Player wouldn't cut it for want of the necessary codecs. I tried a couple of download programs, but they were focussed entirely on playing downloaded DVD formats. I have no idea what codecs are required for playing commercial DVDs and would obviously prefer to get some software that would work seamlessly with downloads and DVD discs. Free would be preferred, but a moderate cost could be tolerated. Any recommendations from you experts out there ?
    Incidentally, I was directed to this site by Cyberlink, the PowerDVD people.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006


    Hi there ^^

    The CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) works pretty well, and with it, Media Player Classic Home Cinema included can read (almost?) anything.
    And yes, of course, it handles DVDs.

  3. #3
    Release Candiate 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002


    DivX player is free and can play DVDs

  4. #4


    Media Player Classic is free, too, and I don't think you need to add any codecs to play commercial DVD's.

    This is the most recent version:
    Media Player Classic - Home Cinema - Video Player

    But this is the version I had gotten used to using:
    Free-Codecs.com :: Download Media Player Classic : Media Player Classic is an enhanced version of Media Player 6.4


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