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    VLC?


    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...

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    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I use both Media Player Classic and GOM Player in Windows 8 and both work perfectly.

    what codec pack are you using?
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    I've tried k-light and shark007, still not able to play dvds or blu-rays.
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    West Auckland
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64


    no issues here
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    Posts : 141
    Win 7 & Win 8


    VLC 2.0.5 works perfectly in windows 8. The problem must be the codec’s
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    Possibly as it works just in about every OS, I've only got 1.1.3 to play dvds/blu-rays.

    Could be decoding as well, trying to play some Japanese R2 DVDs.
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    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    you should never mix codec packs. choose one and go with it. can cause a lot of conflicts if you don't really really really know what all the settings mean and how all the parts works together.
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    Posts : 141
    Win 7 & Win 8


    Try running (VLC codec pack) VLC Codec Pack - CNET Download.com
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    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    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:

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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Have you tried getting a disk lens cleaner? I had a similar issue where there wasn't any reading of DVDs in Windows 8 or VLC player. Used a disk lens cleaner, fixed it right up.
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