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Windows 7: VLC Media Player Won't Play Certain DVDs Properly!

09 Mar 2012   #1
DeniqueCoelum

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1
 
 
VLC Media Player Won't Play Certain DVDs Properly!

This is hugely annoying!

I can play most DVDs without any bother with VLC. I recently got 'The World at War - Ultimate Restored Edition', but the discs won't play!

First, VLC just wouldn't open the DVD. I kept trying, and eventually it opened the DVD, but the audio and video were massively choppy.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalled VLC. Now the audio and video are distinctly less choppy, but it's still very irritating.

What gives? It's just these DVDs, and I don't get what's different about them!


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09 Mar 2012   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Try playing them with Windows Media Center and see what it does. I have had problems with VLC playing all types of files and getting bad video. These same files play great in Window Media Player or Windows Media Center. I have now removed VLC and use WMC for everything.

Jim
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10 Mar 2012   #3
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

I have found that VLC and several other media players do not play .mkv files over 4 gigabytes properly. What are the extensions and sizes of the files that VLC doesn't play properly on your Computer?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeniqueCoelum View Post
This is hugely annoying!

I can play most DVDs without any bother with VLC. I recently got 'The World at War - Ultimate Restored Edition', but the discs won't play!

First, VLC just wouldn't open the DVD. I kept trying, and eventually it opened the DVD, but the audio and video were massively choppy.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalled VLC. Now the audio and video are distinctly less choppy, but it's still very irritating.

What gives? It's just these DVDs, and I don't get what's different about them!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Mar 2012   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It might be worth trying the new version of VLC v2.0.0. VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
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10 Mar 2012   #5
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Tried it on the same day that it was released. There was no improvement.

OP has not replied so far to my earlier query.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It might be worth trying the new version of VLC v2.0.0. VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
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15 Mar 2012   #6
DeniqueCoelum

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Try playing them with Windows Media Center and see what it does. I have had problems with VLC playing all types of files and getting bad video. These same files play great in Window Media Player or Windows Media Center. I have now removed VLC and use WMC for everything.

Jim
Ahh, the Curse of Windows 7 befalls me when I try that. Any video played with WMP or WMC looks absolutely horrible - like a moving watercolour painting, big blotchy pixels. Sometimes it looks like there's rain pouring down the screen, kind've flashing lines. VLC usually plays everything and displays much better image quality...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
I have found that VLC and several other media players do not play .mkv files over 4 gigabytes properly. What are the extensions and sizes of the files that VLC doesn't play properly on your Computer?
As far as I can tell... it's just a standard DVD. The DVD is 7.27 GB in size, and the files show up as .vob, because I have VLC player as my default DVD player. The DVD file structure is just the usual AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders, just like any other DVD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It might be worth trying the new version of VLC v2.0.0. VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
I'm using VLC v 2.0.0, it improves the quality slightly but the video still stutters unbearably.
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15 Mar 2012   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

A 7.2GB DVD must be dual layer.
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17 Mar 2012   #8
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

i can suggest 2 players (no need for codec pack)
1-MPCHC -one of the best !
2-splash
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17 Mar 2012   #9
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

If it is an ordinary dual layer DVD then please try to play with the KMPlayer. It shall play the DVD well. Download it from Download KMPlayer.

Best of luck
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17 Mar 2012   #10
DeniqueCoelum

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP 1
 
 

KMPlayer works! Thanks wanchoo!
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