Tag Archives: dvd

what are the advantages of @microsoftuk #windows 7 64 bit version

what are the advantages of @microsoftuk #windows 7 64 bit version ?

if you have more than 3.5G of RAM you need to use the 64 bit version

windows 7 windows media player plays dvds out of box unlike windows 10 which requires you to download VLC first

did you know windows 7 plays DVDs but windows 10 doesnt (without downloading VLC)

did you know windows 7 plays DVDs but windows 10 doesnt (without downloading VLC)

Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 and you may be surprised to find that you can no longer play video DVDs or Blu-ray. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 and 10 don’t include built-in support for playing DVDs.

Microsoft opted not to include DVD support because so many new computers – especially tablets and ultrabooks – aren’t coming with DVD drives. Microsoft pays a licensing fee for each copy of Windows that ships with DVD support.

so you may need to download VLC today


howto create your own #windows10 dvd or usb install media

if you dont want to wait for windows10 to download by itself and wait for your notification to upgrade to come as soon as a few days or weeks you can create your own #windows10 dvd or usb install media

WARNING if you will be installing the operating system for the first time, you will need your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). For more information about product keys and when they are required, visit the FAQ page.

Why can’t I watch DVDs on Ubuntu ?

I've run update manager, and I'm prepared to ignore all the missing codec errors from gstreamer and totem and so manually installed VLC as well but I still can't watch DVDs on my HP Compaq Xubuntu notebook without xubuntu 9.10 using 100% CPU for 15 minutes and it then giving me a load more errors:


Upgrading to ubuntu 10.4 isn't an option because it stops my keyboard working and since the HP Compaq Windoz Vista "recovery partition" became useless after installing ubuntu 9.10 ! where is the best place I can buy a copy of Windoz 7 so I CAN watch my brand new The Italian Job 40th Anniversary Edition DVD that I just bought for £5 in TESCO ?

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Ed/X/Ubuntu MultiMedia Applications

You are spoilt for choice (if you include free and non-free formats).

First there is a choice of Multimedia Players:

  • gstreamer
  • gxine
  • helix
  • mplayer
  • totum
  • xine
  • xmms

then there are the formats:

and finally codecs:

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