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    What software can see DVD?

    I got this really good movies in a "three in one" DVD, by watching it using a DVD player you can turn on and choose subtitles, choose which episode you want to watch and .etc. So I was wondering if there are any software out there that can be used to watch DVD with almost the same funtion as said? Thx!

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    Re: What software can see DVD?

    Quote Originally Posted by alex1_phang3 View Post
    I got this really good movies in a "three in one" DVD, by watching it using a DVD player you can turn on and choose subtitles, choose which episode you want to watch and .etc. So I was wondering if there are any software out there that can be used to watch DVD with almost the same funtion as said? Thx!
    Hmm, I know Powerdvd is excellent but it needs to be bought. I think I had a free dvd program on my computer before my format last year but the name is eluding me. I might remember it soon though.

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    Re: What software can see DVD?

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    The thing is, is that DVD encoding is based on the trademarks and copyrights of the company Macro Vision, so ANY DVD codec will be commercial in nature (no freeware for this application...) Though with a bleeding edge PC Video card, you can actually get a BETTER video then from the best DVD decks out there...

    The two leading brands for DVD player software would be Cybermedia's PowerDVD, and InterVideo's WinDVD... A simple Google search should find both companies websites...
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    Re: What software can see DVD?

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    The thing is, is that DVD encoding is based on the trademarks and copyrights of the company Macro Vision, so ANY DVD codec will be commercial in nature (no freeware for this application...) Though with a bleeding edge PC Video card, you can actually get a BETTER video then from the best DVD decks out there...

    The two leading brands for DVD player software would be Cybermedia's PowerDVD, and InterVideo's WinDVD... A simple Google search should find both companies websites...
    Although I don't disagree with anything you wrote, I was wondering how VLC and the CCCP are allowed to continually offer their freeware (Both of which play commercial DVDs). Does that mean they are using illegal mpeg2 codecs? Or is this a question of ownership authentication, as in the recent lawsuit against Micorsoft over the rights to the .mp3 patent.

    I then found the hint on the VLC site--A tiny mention of a decoder called libdvdcss.

    The next logical step is to wiki: Free DVD Decoding Answer

    So, for those who do not wish to bother reading that link, VLC players, and other players like it, make guesses at the decoding key for each DVD. If it can't immadiately guess it, it then tries what is called a Brute Force (attack, ahem...) technique of just throwing every possible combination of numbers at the DVD compressed information.

    This just means that while most commercial DVDs will play, there are probably a few that won't with this freeware.

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    Re: What software can see DVD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by know1 View Post
    Although I don't disagree with anything you wrote, I was wondering how VLC and the CCCP are allowed to continually offer their freeware (Both of which play commercial DVDs). Does that mean they are using illegal mpeg2 codecs? Or is this a question of ownership authentication, as in the recent lawsuit against Micorsoft over the rights to the .mp3 patent.

    I then found the hint on the VLC site--A tiny mention of a decoder called libdvdcss.

    The next logical step is to wiki: Free DVD Decoding Answer

    So, for those who do not wish to bother reading that link, VLC players, and other players like it, make guesses at the decoding key for each DVD. If it can't immadiately guess it, it then tries what is called a Brute Force (attack, ahem...) technique of just throwing every possible combination of numbers at the DVD compressed information.

    This just means that while most commercial DVDs will play, there are probably a few that won't with this freeware.
    You already have the answer in your post... Having to 'Guess' 40bit encryption keys also means that you don't have access to the official licensed 40bit region distribution keys, making it a unlicensed DVD decoder, and technically a violation of the Macro Vision trademarks and copyrights... The data format itself (inside the encryption) is just a standard MPEG-2 video stream...

    One of the issues of installing something from a group that ignores Trademark and Copyright laws, is that if their ignoring the law, how do you know that there isn't something 'extra' that their not talking about that's a part of that installation package... hmmm....
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    Re: What software can see DVD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tavrail View Post
    Hmm, I know Powerdvd is excellent but it needs to be bought. I think I had a free dvd program on my computer before my format last year but the name is eluding me. I might remember it soon though.
    OMG! I had POWER DVD but I deleted it! (coz it say cannot find bla bla file when I try to run it)

    Quote Originally Posted by know1 View Post
    Although I don't disagree with anything you wrote, I was wondering how VLC and the CCCP are allowed to continually offer their freeware (Both of which play commercial DVDs)..
    CCCP can play DVD? do you mean the zoom player?

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    Re: What software can see DVD?

    Quote Originally Posted by alex1_phang3 View Post
    OMG! I had POWER DVD but I deleted it! (coz it say cannot find bla bla file when I try to run it)
    I got that message for a while, a simple re-install sorted it out in no time.

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    Re: What software can see DVD?

    Quote Originally Posted by alex1_phang3 View Post
    OMG! I had POWER DVD but I deleted it! (coz it say cannot find bla bla file when I try to run it)

    CCCP can play DVD? do you mean the zoom player?
    I use CCCP - 321 Media Player Classic. If u Right Click no Screen u can have those options.

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