Why Play DVD In Windows Media Player

May 4, 2008

 

Why Play DVD in Windows Media Player? I get asked this question a lot.

My simple 2 part answer is that:

A) You do NOT have to learn how to use yet another piece of new software. All the DVD decoders available integrate themselves into the Windows Media Player interface. So you have the new features of DVD but the familiar look and feel of WMP.

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B) PRICE. A dvd codec for Windows Media Player is usually only a fifth of the price!

I often travel to conferences with a laptop and a few DVD’s so appreciate having a DVD plug-in installed.

You can view the choices for a DVD Player for Windows Media here.

Leave a comment if you require any help.

Regards

Xavier Lane
Windows Media Player DVD Blog

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It’s All About MPEG-2 for Media Player

April 25, 2008

 

A very common Google search related to playing DVD on Windows Media Player is “mpeg-2 decoder for media player”.

What many folks do not know is that with the addition of one simple plug-in, you can turn Microsoft’s popular Windows Media Player into a full-featured DVD player!

When combined with  one of these DVD decoder (MPEG-2 decoder) plug-ins you will have new features such as full-screen video playback controls, DVD chapter listings, and integrated cover art…

There are DVD plug-ins for Windows Media Player on XP and Vista.

For more information you can read this informative article by the respected Microsoft MVP, Marc Liron, on choosing a DVD Player For Windows Media for your computer.

Leave a comment if you require any help.

Regards

Xavier Lane
Windows Media Player DVD Blog

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