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Windows Media Player

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 pro

    Windows Media Player


    Now I know Windows Media Player doesn't play all the codecs in the world but for .avi files and such it's a charm and even bluray files. Well I can bring video back to Media Player on Windows 8. If anyone is interested please post your questions and concerns.


    If enough people want this I'll create a tutorial.



    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


    Better yet, you can download VLC Player, which is far superior to WMP. One of the limitations of WMP is that it will not play DVDs with audio that you have created with video captured from any Hauppauge card.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 pro


    True, I just wanted Media Player back it suits my needs. I like VLC
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  4. #4


    How about PowerDVD v12? Has anyone tried that in Win8?
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  5. #5


    Shark007 Codec for WMP? That works for playing MKV. I haven't tried for the DVD.
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  6. #6


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    How about PowerDVD v12? Has anyone tried that in Win8?
    I haven't, but I'm using PowerDVD v10 at present.
    It works like a charm (pun unintentional) on Windows 8, as does v9.
    Hope this helps someone.

    Wenda.
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  7. #7


    I may have to buy PowerDVD unless someone gives me a suggestion for a better program. I'm using the trial version right now.
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  8. #8


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I think it's version 10 I have supplied by Asus with the laptop, well I know it's Cyberlink and I believe they are PowerDVD.

    I'm on my Windows 7 machine at present but will check later.
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  9. #9


    I was ready to buy PowerDVD ($60, ouch!) but then a coworker told me about a free media player called VLC Player. I downloaded it and it works very well and plays all of the video formats I have, including the FLV format.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    How about PowerDVD v12? Has anyone tried that in Win8?
    I haven't, but I'm using PowerDVD v10 at present.
    It works like a charm (pun unintentional) on Windows 8, as does v9.
    Hope this helps someone.


    Wenda.
    Thanks for the info. PowerDVD worked for me, I just didn't want to have to pay $60 for it...
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