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Master Geek

# 66866 25-Aug-2010 02:27
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My daughter just got an older zv 5000 Hp laptop and she wants to play dvds but has no drivers for media player or other dvd player soft ware.
I have Cyber dvd but it needs a licence to operate. She just wants to play movies and watch the weird modern music vids kids now days listen toCool


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  # 372437 25-Aug-2010 05:51
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Vlc media player is Probably the best free one.

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  # 372467 25-Aug-2010 08:59
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CYaBro: Vlc media player is Probably the best free one.

Fully agree, doesn't get much better and plays just about anything

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Master Geek

  # 372496 25-Aug-2010 09:59
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Awesome thanks for your comments Smile

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Ultimate Geek

  # 372629 25-Aug-2010 13:17
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+1 Vlc.

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Master Geek

  # 372658 25-Aug-2010 13:54
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I was going to suggest media player classic. A tiny app that will play most media and uses very little memory.

Looks like a retro win 3.1 media player but isn't MS

Great for older lappies and netbooks.

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  # 372659 25-Aug-2010 13:55
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Personally i like Media Player Classic - Home Cinema.
Can customize your codecs, and FFDShow upscaling is excellent on the TV with SD content

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Master Geek

  # 374297 29-Aug-2010 21:04
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We loaded vlc and its working but the playbck scree seems to stop every few seconds like its loading all the time. The audio is fine. Im wondering if there is an acceleration setting i can change, or perhaps i need more ram (currently has 512).
Any sugestions?



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  # 374384 30-Aug-2010 08:24
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Hmm could be video RAM thats limiting you - if you can get into the BIOS of the laptop, check if theres an option to increase the onboard video RAM.

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Master Geek

  # 374501 30-Aug-2010 19:54
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Ok thanks i will see if i can get into the bios on startup.

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  # 374554 30-Aug-2010 22:05
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