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How to add "play with Media Center" to DVD drive in W. exp

  1. #11


    NE
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 pro w. Media Center


    One thing i just noticed though, is that if i send a .vob (mpeg2) file within the DVD to Media Center (using Send to, as there is no Media Center option to the right click menu on .vob files), yet it will not play it. VLC player will.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by PBY777 View Post
    One thing i just noticed though, is that if i send a .vob (mpeg2) file within the DVD to Media Center (using Send to, as there is no Media Center option to the right click menu on .vob files), yet it will not play it. VLC player will.
    WMC has never been able to play from those .vob files but the old version of windows media player could and VLC does as well.
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  3. #13


    NE
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 pro w. Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PBY777 View Post
    One thing i just noticed though, is that if i send a .vob (mpeg2) file within the DVD to Media Center (using Send to, as there is no Media Center option to the right click menu on .vob files), yet it will not play it. VLC player will.
    WMC has never been able to play from those .vob files but the old version of windows media player could and VLC does as well.
    That's the odd thing, for WMC can play the DVD, thus it can play .vob files, but will not do so individually.

    (I am getting "Your submission could not be processed because you have logged in since the previous page was loaded" even though it took only about a minute fromm hitting "quote" and posting this. I have to hold ctrl down and hit F5 and refresh the page and them post it.)
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  4. #14


    NE
    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 pro w. Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    Download the attachment, double click to install it.

    This should add the option to open with Media Center.

    Since I don't have Media Center to test this I'm not sure if it will play the DVD or just open the program.
    Update. MS support got back to me and i showed him your fix (hope he appreciated it). He said that he and the techs had been looking into it (which is what he said last time). He then spent a few more minutes trying to get WMC to actually play the DVD directly, rather than launching it via "open with" and then choosing Play DVD. After a few failures he found adding /directmedia:discplayback" to your command worked, so that in full it is C:\Windows\ehome\ehshell.exe" /directmedia:discplayback.

    Yet despite its name, it still cannot play .vob files directly, or .ogg (VLC would not play this one either: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...break_them.ogg, but JetAudio would).

    Thanks again and may God bless.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Thanks for posting PBY777. I have updated the original reg file to add the changes.

    Glad the issue is fully resolved.
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