This goes for Windows 7 as well, I can't seem to play DVDs or Blu-rays with VLC, I even tried earlier versions with no success.
Has anyone got VLC to work? Using version 2.0.5, it works fine in Gentoo Linux so should work fine in Windows as it's always worked in the past. If it does load I'm waiting like 5 minutes.
Media Player Classic freezes even with compatibility mode for windows 7, Gom media player also freezes.
I actually like Windows 8, but a lot of my source material is on DVDs and blu-ray and burning them may solve this issue but to properly rip them and at the best quality seems redundant when you have the disk...
I just tried version 1.1 and seems to work but the wait time is ridiculous...
Installing Codec Pack is a very bad idea and in the long run, you will be encountered with various problems due to conflict, imcompatibility. VLC has its own built in codecs and does not need any additional codec pack. If VLC does not work then there's a problem somewhere else and should be corrected accordingly.
Having said that, there's another freeware called KMPlayer, nice interface, has built in codecs and will play any format/DVD that you can throw at it. Just download and give it a try. Be careful when installing freeware and remember to uncheck any additional bloatware they offer such as google chrome, toolbar, anti virus etc...
Here's a screenshot of what KMPlayer looks like, the skin/color can also be customized as well:
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number ASUS OS Windows 8.1 Pro CPU AMD FX 8320 Motherboard Crosshair V Formula-Z Memory 16 gig DDR3 Graphics Card ASUS R9 270 Screen Resolution 1440x900
Keyboard Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard Mouse Microsoft Touch Mouse PSU OCZ 500 watt Case A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic. Cooling Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes Hard Drives 1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
x2 3 TB Toshibas
Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB Browser Internet Explorer 11 Antivirus Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014