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#1 User is offline   callahan83 

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:58 PM

Hi

I'm running Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 12. When I play a DVD, there doesn't appear to be any features except play,pause,back, and stop. I thought there should be access to photo capture, etc. I can't seem to get a straight answer as to whether or not I just need a codec, or have a stripped down version which was bundled on my new computer. It is Cyberlink Power DVD DX 8.31.

Any help would be great!
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:46 AM

View Postcallahan83, on 12 May 2010 - 06:58 PM, said:

Hi

I'm running Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 12. When I play a DVD, there doesn't appear to be any features except play,pause,back, and stop. I thought there should be access to photo capture, etc. I can't seem to get a straight answer as to whether or not I just need a codec, or have a stripped down version which was bundled on my new computer. It is Cyberlink Power DVD DX 8.31.

Any help would be great!

WMP12 in Windows 7 has the native ability to play DVD movies (but NOT blu ray movies) without 3rd party codecs, one of the nice improvements --- I use it all the time to play DVDs. However, it is a straightforward player and I have never seen features like you're describing (maybe I didn't dig deep enough?). Power DVD may have the extras you're looking for but won't add those features to WMP12. In fact, Power DVD isn't even needed unless your PC came with a blu ray player and you want to play BD disks.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:13 AM

View Postcompnovo, on 14 May 2010 - 06:46 AM, said:

View Postcallahan83, on 12 May 2010 - 06:58 PM, said:

Hi

I'm running Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 12. When I play a DVD, there doesn't appear to be any features except play,pause,back, and stop. I thought there should be access to photo capture, etc. I can't seem to get a straight answer as to whether or not I just need a codec, or have a stripped down version which was bundled on my new computer. It is Cyberlink Power DVD DX 8.31.

Any help would be great!

WMP12 in Windows 7 has the native ability to play DVD movies (but NOT blu ray movies) without 3rd party codecs, one of the nice improvements --- I use it all the time to play DVDs. However, it is a straightforward player and I have never seen features like you're describing (maybe I didn't dig deep enough?). Power DVD may have the extras you're looking for but won't add those features to WMP12. In fact, Power DVD isn't even needed unless your PC came with a blu ray player and you want to play BD disks.



Thanks for your help. I didn't think I needed a codec, but couldn't figure it out.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:47 AM

View Postcallahan83, on 12 May 2010 - 06:58 PM, said:

Hi

I'm running Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 12. When I play a DVD, there doesn't appear to be any features except play,pause,back, and stop. I thought there should be access to photo capture, etc. I can't seem to get a straight answer as to whether or not I just need a codec, or have a stripped down version which was bundled on my new computer. It is Cyberlink Power DVD DX 8.31.

Any help would be great!


Things like photo capture might not be allowed in some/many DVD players due to potential copyright issues. I know that Apple makes it a pain in the rear to do screen captures from their bundled DVD player. I am not sure if Microsoft does the same thing or not.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:36 PM

I believe there are some third party apps out by Nvidia or Ati for video capture, at least with certain cards. I believe it came with teh 9800GT I have in here.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:56 PM

I have a 2003 laptop that came with Intervideo DVD and it has, among other features, image capture. I sometimes use them for wallpaper on my computer, but I understand about the copyright anxiety. I'm don't have much experience with these programs, and just thought that they all came with many features. Live and learn--and thanks for your comments.
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