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  1.    11 Jan 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpotus View Post
    Thanks Spunk

    This computer still won't open the DVD it just made but the important thing is that it, including the Menu works on a TV/DVD player.

    .
    If the DVD plays on a DVD player, and not on your PC, you should concentrate on your PC. Does your PC play other DVD's?
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  2.    11 Jan 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpotus View Post
    This computer still won't open the DVD it just made...
    As I said earlier, Microsoft removed all Media Centre features from Windows 10, including Media Player's ability to play DVDs. You need a 3rd-party solution now, such as the free VLC Media Player. As a sop to those of us who upgraded to 10 from a Media Centre edition, we got Microsoft's 'Windows DVD Player' app as a free update (others had to buy it). Basic, but does the job.
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  3.    11 Jan 2017 #13
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I recommend checking videohelp.com Quite useful, as is this forum.
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  4.    11 Jan 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    As I said earlier, Microsoft removed all Media Centre features from Windows 10, including Media Player's ability to play DVDs. You need a 3rd-party solution now, such as the free VLC Media Player. As a sop to those of us who upgraded to 10 from a Media Centre edition, we got Microsoft's 'Windows DVD Player' app as a free update (others had to buy it). Basic, but does the job.
    Yep, I believe VLC Media Player is the way to go. It recognises all formats of DVD,s.

    Glad to hear it's working on your DVD player Peter, nice work
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  5.    12 Jan 2017 #15
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    Finalising a Video DVD so it can be played on other computers


    You were right.

    I just did not realise that none of the video playing programs I had installed would open a DVD.

    VLC Media Player is now installed and opens my home made DVD as well as commercial ones perfectly, so far.

    And, its free.

    Thank you all
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  6.    12 Jan 2017 #16
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    Windows 10 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by peterpotus View Post
    You were right.

    I just did not realise that none of the video playing programs I had installed would open a DVD.

    VLC Media Player is now installed and opens my home made DVD as well as commercial ones perfectly, so far.

    And, its free.

    Thank you all
    You are very welcome .

    I would say VLC is definitely an essential program for every computer, especially those running W10 as the whole aspect of 'media creation & playback' have become quite limited.
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  7.    12 Jan 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpotus View Post
    I just did not realise that none of the video playing programs I had installed would open a DVD.
    Few did, but it was in the small print for 'feature deprecation' from the day 'Get Windows 10' first appeared on our eligible systems
    Windows 10 Specifications & Systems Requirements
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  8.    12 Jan 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellellell1 View Post
    You are very welcome .

    I would say VLC is definitely an essential program for every computer, especially those running W10 as the whole aspect of 'media creation & playback' have become quite limited.
    Ms Soft's logic of including a DVD burner but not a player is eluding me.
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  9.    12 Jan 2017 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpotus View Post
    Ms Soft's logic of including a DVD burner but not a player is eluding me.
    MONEY!

    For a computer to support DVD playback, Microsoft points out, it must support the MPEG-2 codec as well as the Dolby audio codecs. That costs money – around $2 per Windows license for MPEG-2 licensing alone, apparently – which is either passed on to the buyer, Microsoft, or the PC OEM.
    Microsoft defends Windows 8 DVD drop: We did it for you! - SlashGear
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  10.    13 Jan 2017 #20
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