Playing Movie DVD with Windows Media Player

This section describes a tutorial on how to play a movie DVD with Windows Media Player.

Of course, movies on DVD can be played on standalone DVD player devices. But it can also be played on computers with DVD player software.

Windows systems has a built-in DVD player software called Windows Media Player. On my Windows XP system, I can use following steps to use Windows Media Player to play a movie DVD:

Windows Media Player Playing Movie DVD

If Windows Media Player failed to auto-load the DVD, you can select menu Play > DVD, VCD or CD Audio to tell it to read the DVD in the CD drive again.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 What Is DVD?

 What Is DVD-Video?

 DVD Video (Movie) File Directory Structure

 "Big Fish" - Movie DVD File Directory

Playing Movie DVD with Windows Media Player

 Copying VOB Files - Copy Protection Error

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

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