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8ight

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I have Windows 8 pro with media center and everytime I insert a DVD, I want to play it with Windows Media Player, NOT Media Center. But it doesn't even provide me with the option to open it with media player. Which is getting very annoying because I can not stand Media Center anymore. Unlike in the Windows 7 where in autorun it used to provide the browse option to choose any other source to open a file with. Here it doesn't do so. I have tried a few options but they were of no help. 1. I tried to change AutoPlay settings by navigating to Control Panel --> Programs --> Default Programs --> Change AutoPlay Settings. But it doesn't show windows media player as an option to play the video file from a DVD. HOWEVER it is available for any Audio file from a DVD source. 2. I tried to disable Media Center Feature from Programs and Features. But no luck. Both options have failed. I don't know what to do. I do not want to use Media Center to play video from my DVD. Any help would be appreciated.
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Brink

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mvp
Hello 8igth, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro don't come with DVD movie playback capability. You'll need to have Windows Media Center or a 3rd party program or app (from Store) installed to do so now instead. That's why it will not work with Windows Media Player anymore. :(

DVD playback options for Windows - Microsoft Windows Help
 

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8ight

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Thank you, Brink. But I am going back to Windows 7 forum. Until I switch to Mac.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64 with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    2.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia
    Browser
    Mozilla Nightly
    Antivirus
    Norton 360 2013

Brink

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mvp

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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