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UDF DVDs not playing in Windows 8 dvd player software

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    DVD video format is different from UDF. UDF was a DATA format used primarily on DVD-RAM and some DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs so that the DVD would work essentially as another DATA disk. While DVD-RAM could also use NTFS DVD+RW and DVD-RW couldn't use NTFS so in order to make data written to these re-writable DVD's accessible to windows explorer (copy, paste, delete, create folder etc) this file system was devised.

    To create Video multi-media you need to create AVI or other video codecs files - and then play these with VLC / other DVD program. You can't play a UDF disc directly as a DVD - you can play the files recorded on it though if they are in a recognized video codec.

    (I.e with VLC or other DVD paying software don't use the OPEN THE DISC - Open FOLDER or OPEN FILE from the MEDIA menu).

    Standard DVDs (.ISO's) will play via OPEN DISC of course. VLC has just about every possible codec built in so it should always work.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    UDF isn't used anymore? That's weird... I could play it with any media playing software in windows 7 and it works in my DVD player. That DVD is relatively new(came out in 2013) so is it even in the UDF format? Maybe Windows is making a mistake. I tried just playing the vob files but the video looks warped, inverted and skips around. The audio also sounds weird.
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  3. #13


    just run the disc as an administrator ..worked for me
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  4. #14


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    If you still can't play udf dvd's. I know a way. contact me.
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  5. #15


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    If you still can't play udf dvd's. I know a way. contact me.
    The purpose of public access forums is to openly help others whether logged in or only viewing. Your statement defeats that purpose.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Help


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    If you still can't play udf dvd's. I know a way. contact me.
    The purpose of public access forums is to openly help others whether logged in or only viewing. Your statement defeats that purpose.
    The only reason I replied that way was because I wasn't sure I if providing a link was within rules. But if I'm allow to provide a link to a free program or disclose the program then I can post it public. Let me know. I was only making sure I is within the rules. Nothing to gain or promote here. I used it and it works fine viewing udf dvd's on windows 8.1. Tks
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  7. #17


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Help


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    If you still can't play udf dvd's. I know a way. contact me.
    The purpose of public access forums is to openly help others whether logged in or only viewing. Your statement defeats that purpose.
    The only reason I replied that way was because I wasn't sure I if providing a link was within rules. But if I'm allow to provide a link to a free program or disclose the program then I can post it public. Let me know. I was only making sure I is within the rules. Nothing to gain or promote here. I used it and it works fine viewing udf dvd's on windows 8.1. Tks

    If you install the proper codec's you'll be able to view them as any iso.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    I'm only trying to help but I guess that's wrong!
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  9. #19


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Here's what you need in order to be able to play UDF Dvd's on windows 8.1. Download K - Lite 2.3.1 full version and associate the .If file to MPC. This is free to download. This will allow you to view your udf dvd's. Good luck guys!
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  10. #20


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    I've posted a way to allows you to view udf dvd's on windows 8.1. .Take care
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