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Changing Your Default DVD Player?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 Bit

    Changing Your Default DVD Player?


    I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8 64-Bit on it and I uninstalled AsusDVD after having some issues with it. After I did this my laptop no longer allowed me to play DVDs. Despite having Windows Media Player, which I know plays DVDs since I have it on my desktop.

    Is there a way that I can change some settings to use Windows Media Player? When I open "Autoplay" Windows Media Player is not an option to play it on and there isn't anything else on my laptop that can play it. I tried a few different free DVD players, but none were able to play them for some reason.

    Can anyone tell me how I can get Windows Media Player to play DVDs or suggest a free software that I can download that will play DVDs?

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Real Player plays DVDs.

    Have you tried this:

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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 64 Bit


    I just tried that and I didn't get anything different. Not sure why, but Media player and Real player both said that they can't play any of the DVDs I tried. It says that it doesn't support the file type. I'm thinking that maybe I should just do a system restore to get AsusDVD back.
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