Details: I'm using Win XP Pro. My version of wmplayer.exe is shown as 63K (this is surely a launcher that launches other software, and not the actual software that plays a DVD) and is dated 10/19/2006.
On *some* DVDs, when I put them into the DVD drive, they launch a box that has the title of the DVD at the top, and that gives me 3 options: play the DVD, take no action, or Open Folder to View Files. (This happens on 2 DVDs with old B+W movies).
On more recent DVDs, when I put the disk into the drive, the disk wants to install some software on my machine, because the first thing that happens is that my firewall software (COMODO) pops up a warning; when I tell it to put the software into the Sandbox (which appears to quarantine it), the next thing that happens is that a box pops up with some information about installing some software HOTLLAMA).
On other DVDs, I can launch Windoze media player, but it cannot locate the proper codec for the DVD.
So I'm seeking:
1. Recommendations for reliable, hnest software (free or shareware) to play DVDs.
2. A good general discussion of this situation.
Edited by hamluis, 26 September 2011 - 05:25 PM.
Moved from XP to Audio/Video Software.