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Windows 7: Playing DVD in XP Mode

10 Apr 2010   #1
adverze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
Playing DVD in XP Mode

Is it normal that i cannot play DVD in XP mode using media player 10?
i fixed the decoder problem but now have a problem with the resolution but i already set the resolution to minimum and still the same problem
i'm using the xilisoft DVD ripper ultimate too and that cannot play the clips/videos that i ripped
Is it because the XP Mode resolution is so low? or this can be a different problem.

some answers would really be appreciated
thanks,


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10 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Have you tried playing the DVD w/out decryption software?

Use something like VLC Media Player to watch the videos.

If you want to decrypt & rip the dvd's for personal backup, then I suggest:

AnyDVD & DVD Shrink or Handbrake
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10 Apr 2010   #3
smc333

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Try disabling video acceleration for WMP 10.

Video acceleration won't work over RDC.
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11 Apr 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Or...just play the DVD in Windows 7...yeah? Works for me.
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11 Apr 2010   #5
adverze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

yeah i can play the DVD in windows 7 but just wanna know why it is not playing in XP mode.no point having a virtual machine that cannot perform as a machine. i'll try disabling the video acceleration maybe that one would work. i'll update the results tommorow since i'm still at work. thanks for the advice
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11 Apr 2010   #6
smc333

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adverze View Post
yeah i can play the DVD in windows 7 but just wanna know why it is not playing in XP mode.no point having a virtual machine that cannot perform as a machine. i'll try disabling the video acceleration maybe that one would work. i'll update the results tommorow since i'm still at work. thanks for the advice

Well, there ARE quite many other uses for a VM. Its primary use is for running older office software like WordPerfect, older versions of office software, tax software, writeup software, etc...

I personally use it to run Visual Studio 2005, I have some projects that I want to run in Visual J#, which was discontinued after 2005.

If you want more functionality, find out about using the Xp Mode image in VMWare Player or VirtualBox (both Free), which offer more functionality, including 3D acceleration and 32-bit guest color.
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11 Apr 2010   #7
adverze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

can i use the XP mode image and run it in virtual PC as a different Vmachine (not as an XP mode) or it is the virtual PC that has this limitation? i really hate to use 2 virtual environment on the computer. It feels redundant in a way.
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11 Apr 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Heavy graphics applications and such are NOT the forte of virtual machines. Just like they really aren't suitable for gaming either. The primary purpose of virtual machines is for running older unsupported apps, and testing of software and learning.
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13 Apr 2010   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
with the exception of Audio and some USB / Firewire devices a Virtual Machine will generally fail if an application or device tries to access a device via memory access DIRECTLY.

BIOS CALLS and standard API's are supported but in general things like video acceleration etc won't be supported natively via a Virtual machine so sophisticated games with a heavy video use and DVD playing won't work on a Virtual machine.

You CAN run applications like Photoshop however (Still video is another issue since you are essentially dealing with a "Static File").

You might also be able to run some browser enabled media content from the web - but these types of apps are better suited to a HOST machine.

Virtual machines will run a lot of 32 bit drivers for older discontinued hardware - for example I still use a Minidisc Recorder. an old HP Plotting device, a Blueprint device for architectural drawings and CAD software on XP / W2K3 server virtual machines.

There's NO chance of this stuff EVER making it to W7 -- in fact it didn't even make it to VISTA and my plotter is still using a Windows 2000 driver which fortuantely did work with XP.

In spite of this seemingly severe restriction (which isn't actually very severe in practice) Virtual machines are INCREDIBLY useful and in practice applications that WON'T run on a Virtual machine will usually run on the Host.

For testing gaming you'd probably want a dedicated machine anyway.

cheers
jimbo
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13 Apr 2010   #10
adverze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

thanks for the inputs jim

i'm considering purchasing a low end computer where i can play around some stuffs.
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