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Old 07-21-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Any good free ones out there? I've tried a few but they don't seem to work. Makes me mad, you buy a $1200 computer with a $90 operating system with tons of multimedia features, yet they can't throw in a lousy DVD player. It's not like it's new technology or anything. I'm on XP home by the way.
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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if you are struggling to play videos/dvd's then download "vlc player". its free and will play pretty much any file type
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I'll try that, but I was mostly looking for something for WMP since I use it for pretty much everything else. Thanks though, I'll look into it.
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vlc can change the screen size/resolution so you can make videos totally full size. its great. i use wmp for songs and this for videos. it loads quick. its simple and can do everything
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yh i have k-lite codec pack for WMP but most of the time i use vlc coz all the films are in widescreen so u set the ratio to 4:3 and they might look a bit stretched but viewing is better

if u really wonna use WMP then get k -lite codec pack

alos WTF is up wiv widescreen films u buy a widescreen tele u buy a widescreen dvd u lose height on the tele and lose height on the dvd WTF is the point in widescreen lol
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Yeah, K-Lite codec pack will do what you want. I use it on my Media Center machine and have never come across it not playing anything (Media Center is basically a fullscreen WMP).

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm

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Old 07-21-2007, 09:10 PM   #7
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With widescreen TV's usually there's a button to set the aspect ratio, mine has 4 settings I believe, and #4 is blown up so that the sides fit perfectly and it cuts off the letterboxes on top and bottom.

Thanks for the assistance, guys.
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