What program do you guys use to play DVDs?

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  1. Brian Perry

    Brian Perry Cinematographer

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    Having just bought a new Dell Dimension 8400, I decided to try the free trial version of Power DVD 6.0. I've used Power DVD 4 for years and figured the new 6.0 would be a nice upgrade. The computer came with version 5.3, which seemed to be stripped down and had some glitches that required a patch.

    Anyway, after I installed 6.0, I lost all sound when playing DVDs. Even if I use Windows Media player, no sound. All other sounds, including CD playback, are fine. I uninstalled 6.0 and put back 5.3, and the sound came back.

    My sound card is the Soundblaster Live 24-bit. At this point I'll probably just reinstall my old 4.0 version. Anyone having any issues with Power DVD 6.0 or are there other programs you recommend?
     
  2. Gerald LaFrance

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    Hi I tried using Power DVD Demo it would not work on my system, so I was looking around for a good DVD player and found out I had to purchase one.

    I had found out that Nvidia has a DVD player and I looked into my Disk that came with the vid card and I had a copy of the DVD program on the disk, so I loaded it up and ran it. It was more thatn I expected from a free DVD Player It supported Dolby Digital Pro Logic III. an othere I would think.

    I had bought the Vid Card some months back never knew I had the DVD player until I upgraded my speakers, sound card.

    To make a long story short the Nvidia DVD player is not bad I am happy with it.I would recommend it!! [​IMG]

    Sorry forgot the link:

    http://www.nvidia.com/page/nvdvd.html
     
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    I've had great results with ZoomPlayer Pro and the FFDshow add-in as described in this article:

    Zoom + FFDshow

    Upscaling to 1280x720 looks very much like high-def.
     

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