Can you use the WinDVD Player to play DVDs within Vista Media Cent

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Deepak Shenoy, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. I have just installed WinDVD and it plays DVDs fine. My Media Center on
    Vista doesn't because I believe the respective Codecs are not available for
    Windows Media Player 11. Is there anyway for Media Center to use WinDVD
    instead of WIndows Media Player to watch DVDs?

    (It's a shame that WIndows Medial Player can't play DVDs - in this day and
    age its expected that something this simple would be possible without
    additional tweaking and cost).
     
    Deepak Shenoy, Jul 10, 2006
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    Bob T. Guest

    You could always right click the dvd file in Explorer, select Open With and
    tell it what default you want.
     
    Bob T., Jul 10, 2006
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    Don Short Guest

    From the Windows Vista Product Guide:
    A better video experience. Video playback in Windows Media Player 11
    features several enhancements for enjoying DVDs. First is the inclusion of a
    DVD decoder in some versions of Windows Vista, eliminating the need to
    purchase an additional plug-in to play DVDs. DVD playback now also
    automatically defaults to full screen and features smoother playback.

    My media center only plays "green box in the middle of the screen" video
    decoder.
     
    Don Short, Jul 11, 2006
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  4. Welcome to the "Vista Beta Experience!"
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jul 11, 2006
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