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Solved: How do I use VLC on Windows 8 Home?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by eddie5659, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Hiya

    We have a laptop with Windows 8 home, and found out that you can't play dvd's :(

    So, have downlaoded VLC, as most people say its the one, but it still doesn't work.

    Read that going to the Store will have the codecs, but all I have in there under updates is Skype, Suduko, and 2 others (at work, memory like a sieve)

    How can we play dvd's on the Windows? Its so annoying that for a week I can't paly them, but give me Windows 98 or later, and I'm fine.

    Thanks for any help :)

    eddie
     
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    I just downloaded and installed VLC (2.0.5), inserted a DVD movie and it started playing after I chose the action "VLC Media player." Do you have the latest version? Are you getting any error message?
     
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    If the laptop came with Windows Media Centre, which some did, even if it was not windows 8 prof, then WMC will play them, it includes the Codecs whereas WMP does not - I mention that just in case your laptop has WMC

    From VLC
    However I appreciate that you say that your VLC does not work

    If the laptop is 64 bit I would try the 64 bit download of VLC, there have been reports of that working when the 32 bit would not

    Alternatively I would try using it in compatibility mode or installing the 2.04 there have been reports of that working when 2.05 would not.

    2.04 32 and 64
    http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/2.0.4/


    2.05 - 64 bit - is reported on some forums as not stable
    http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/last/win64/vlc-2.0.5-win64.exe
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Thanks, will have a look at that all either tonight or tomorrow :)

    Let you know soon

    eddie
     
  5. Macboatmaster

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    Regards Good Luck with it
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Woohoo, its working !!!


    Tried the 64-bit version, number 2.0.2, and it worked (y)

    Been a long weekend, had to format and install new ram on my desktop, hence the long wait for a reply. Now, off to my other threads to play catchup.

    Thanks again :)

    eddie
     
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    Pleased its sorted
    Take it 2.04 would not work either then. However see 2.02 was June 2012, so not that old a version
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Didn't actually try the 2.04 version, just searched for 64-bit, and it was from c-net. Installed, it worked, then found out it was the older version ;)
     
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    sorry thought you had taken it from my post, when I sent you the direct links form VLC

    Format - bit drastic - hope all ok now
     
  10. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Was a bit groggy when I wrote that, I meant my other pc that was formated ;)

    The laptop is Win 8, desktop win 7 :p
     
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