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Windows 7: Media Center, or Media Player?

19 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Media Center, or Media Player?

Been so long since I played a DVD on my PC, and now I am.

I watch TV on WMC.

Should WMC come up when inserting a DVD?

When I just popped one in, it started playing immediately, and that's OK, in WMP.

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19 Aug 2011   #2

Win 7 Home Premium x64

I think what you are seeing is correct. You can always check your Auto Play settings and Default Programs settings for the specific DVD related file extensions but I believe WMC is only for recorded TV and the like.
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20 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)

Hi eknirb

There are a number of options here:

1/ If you want to watch the DVD in WMC, I recommended that you set the autoplay option for DVD Movie to 'Take no action' and when you enter WMC you'll be able to select the DVD to play;

2/ If you want to watch a BD Movie you'll need to buy an application to decode this. I use PowerDVD 11 which will fully integrate into WMC;

3/ You can also create a movie library of your movies using either My Movies or MediaBrowser - see sticky at the start of this section.

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