laptop has a DVD player - but no DVD software...

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One of our employees has obtained a used Win98 SE laptop. It has a built in
DVD player but does not have any software installed to play DVD's. It does
have WIndows media player but I'm not sure what version and if you pop a DVD
in the drive, nothing authomatically opens up to start playing it.

If you go to Media player there is nothing about it playing DVD's...

Is there a version of Windows Media Player I can download for free which
does play DVD's or is there some other free DVD playing software I could
download for him??

THanks,

Brad
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    If it is a IBM or Dell you can get software on their respective web sites. Note that it
    will work on the vendor's platforms but will not work on another vendor's platform.

    DVD Playing in Media Player is WinXP.

    --
    Dave


    "Brad Pears" <donotreply@notreal.com> wrote in message
    news:OX7fabEGFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    | One of our employees has obtained a used Win98 SE laptop. It has a built in
    | DVD player but does not have any software installed to play DVD's. It does
    | have WIndows media player but I'm not sure what version and if you pop a DVD
    | in the drive, nothing authomatically opens up to start playing it.
    |
    | If you go to Media player there is nothing about it playing DVD's...
    |
    | Is there a version of Windows Media Player I can download for free which
    | does play DVD's or is there some other free DVD playing software I could
    | download for him??
    |
    | THanks,
    |
    | Brad
    |
    |
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    I am surprised there is no software installed to play DVD's, as I have yet to see a
    computer that came with a DVD drive that did not also have the software for playing
    them.

    WinDVD and PowerDVD are the most popular and full-featured programs, but they are
    not free unless you get it with a software bundle for the computer
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    "Brad Pears" <donotreply@notreal.com> wrote in message
    news:OX7fabEGFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > One of our employees has obtained a used Win98 SE laptop. It has a built in
    > DVD player but does not have any software installed to play DVD's. It does
    > have WIndows media player but I'm not sure what version and if you pop a DVD
    > in the drive, nothing authomatically opens up to start playing it.
    >
    > If you go to Media player there is nothing about it playing DVD's...
    >
    > Is there a version of Windows Media Player I can download for free which
    > does play DVD's or is there some other free DVD playing software I could
    > download for him??
    >
    > THanks,
    >
    > Brad
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    In article <OX7fabEGFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>,
    Brad Pears <donotreply@notreal.com> wrote:
    >One of our employees has obtained a used Win98 SE laptop. It has a built in
    >DVD player but does not have any software installed to play DVD's. It does
    >have WIndows media player but I'm not sure what version and if you pop a DVD
    >in the drive, nothing authomatically opens up to start playing it.
    >
    >If you go to Media player there is nothing about it playing DVD's...
    >
    >Is there a version of Windows Media Player I can download for free which
    >does play DVD's or is there some other free DVD playing software I could
    >download for him??

    Media Player Classic.

    No install, codecs built in.


    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_id=84358
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    http://www.mdgx.com/newtip16.htm#FDP
    Free DVD player from MICROSOFT.

    You people answering these question are a bunch of idiots with no
    comprehension of the past.

    "Brad Pears" <donotreply@notreal.com> wrote in message
    news:OX7fabEGFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > One of our employees has obtained a used Win98 SE laptop. It has a built
    in
    > DVD player but does not have any software installed to play DVD's. It does
    > have WIndows media player but I'm not sure what version and if you pop a
    DVD
    > in the drive, nothing authomatically opens up to start playing it.
    >
    > If you go to Media player there is nothing about it playing DVD's...
    >
    > Is there a version of Windows Media Player I can download for free which
    > does play DVD's or is there some other free DVD playing software I could
    > download for him??
    >
    > THanks,
    >
    > Brad
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Try using it before you recommend it.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

    "Muddle" <simmons@classicnet.net> wrote in message
    news:%23FdgivCHFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > http://www.mdgx.com/newtip16.htm#FDP
    > Free DVD player from MICROSOFT.
    >
    > You people answering these question are a bunch of idiots with no
    > comprehension of the past.
    >
    > "Brad Pears" <donotreply@notreal.com> wrote in message
    > news:OX7fabEGFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > One of our employees has obtained a used Win98 SE laptop. It has a built
    > in
    > > DVD player but does not have any software installed to play DVD's. It does
    > > have WIndows media player but I'm not sure what version and if you pop a
    > DVD
    > > in the drive, nothing authomatically opens up to start playing it.
    > >
    > > If you go to Media player there is nothing about it playing DVD's...
    > >
    > > Is there a version of Windows Media Player I can download for free which
    > > does play DVD's or is there some other free DVD playing software I could
    > > download for him??
    > >
    > > THanks,
    > >
    > > Brad
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Brad Pears wrote:
    >
    > One of our employees has obtained a used Win98 SE laptop. It has a built in
    > DVD player but does not have any software installed to play DVD's. It does
    > have WIndows media player but I'm not sure what version and if you pop a DVD
    > in the drive, nothing authomatically opens up to start playing it.
    >
    > If you go to Media player there is nothing about it playing DVD's...
    >
    > Is there a version of Windows Media Player I can download for free which
    > does play DVD's or is there some other free DVD playing software I could
    > download for him??
    >
    > THanks,
    >
    > Brad

    Correct, running 98SE, there's no native DVD support in Media Player. XP will
    play DVDs using MediaPlayer. One of the better(but not free) players is
    PowerDVD.
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