Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

DVD Playback

  1. #1


    Camarillo, Ca.
    Posts : 59
    All Versions Of Windows

    DVD Playback


    I installed PowerDVD 9.5 (only version I have) to see if it works but it fails badly. Software does not work and Windows MC locks up when it tries to play a DVD using the codec. Anyone know of another codec (free) that works and works well?

    thanks...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hi Haxcid

    Did you get any warning about compatibility issue during installation? Because some of my friend had reported that issue when tried installing PowerDVD 9 to Win 7 and 8.

    For codec you can try this K-Lite Mega Codec.

    Kevin
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Recommend Media Player Classic Home Cinema, because it uses hardware acceleration for DVD, x.264 and others, just like PowerDVD.

    FWIW, PowerDVD 11 and 12 both work well here, but I uninstalled 12 because it does things that I don't like that I haven't been able to figure out how to get it to stop. 11 is the goods after all my tweaks to make it light.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Agree with 11 Version. I did see it work nicely for 3 D Movies.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

DVD Playback
Related Threads
Hey, so yesterday I did a refresh of my PC (full) and before I did, I would have my speakers and my headset in the Playback Devices, where I would enable or disable which ever one I was usning. If I was chatting on Skype I would enable my headset and disable my speakers and vice versa....
Hi, I am looking for a music playback app for Windows 8.1. Preferably something that has: - Crossfading between songs - Can handle .m3u playlist files Any suggestion? I only find some very basic apps, nothing more. Thanks a lot!
Bluray playback in Software and Apps
With the latest version of MPC-HC it solved my dvd playback issue, however I'm still looking for a solution for bluray and because most of my movies are encrypted they're not going to work on MPC-HC or VLC as I've already tried. I know of PowerDVD that will playback 3D and regular blurays along...
Windows 8 dvd playback in General Support
OK so I'm up an running on win 8 but know DVD play back even with media player 12 ?????
Solved Sound/Playback Issues in Sound & Audio
I've recently upgraded to windows 8, the problem I have is that today (everything was fine before) WMP decided to stop playing file, when I go to audio properties or try playing sound/music via other program e.g. Firefox... It's really annoying, please help, here's a screenshot: (Before this...
Problem with video playback in Graphic Cards
I'm trying to play a tv episode through the 'Videos' app on Windows 8, but it gives me the following error: I'm running VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 with the guest tools installed. Running dxdiag, it says it the video driver only supports DirectX 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3. Movie trailers play fine. ...
Choppy WMP playback? in Software and Apps
Anyone else having issues with WMP in Windows 8? It's not happening with other players such as VLC, but playback is choppy and quality looks worse to me than VLC. Seems much heavier on disk access from the sound of the hard disk as well. Codec packs such as Shark007 and CCCP don't have any...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook