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How To Play Dvds On Laptop


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#1 vancreef

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 06:11 AM

before you give me any grief about not searching for this in the forums, I can't, as i get an error message because the word DVD is under the minimum 4 letter search criteria. So here goes.
i have the following laptop.
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name FSC041219062712
System Manufacturer FUJITSU SIEMENS
System Model AMILO Pro Edition V3405
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1596 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1596 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies LTD R01-A0R, 31/10/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2765 (xpsp.050928-1517)"
User Name FSC041219062712\lee
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 447.81 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.38 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Can anyone please tell me how i can play DVDs on it. I have tried WMP11, Divx player, Quicktime, realplayer, and none of them will play DVDs. i have been watching HD movie trailers with my laptop connected up to my 47" LCD HD TV, and had heard that PCs could upscale DVDs, so i just wanted to see what sort of picture quaility it would be.

thanks.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 07:57 AM

Download VLC player. This will play almost anything. A bonus is that it is free too.

http://www.videolan.org/
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:14 PM

Hi As I was checking out the forums I came along this post and it was exactly what I have been looking for. So I went to the web site downloaded the VLC media player and it plays the vidios but very slowly anything you can suggest to help this problem?
Thank You




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