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Offline Motor Psycho

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Fred's Videos
« on: December 29, 2017, 09:30:01 pm »
I have a question on Fred's Videos. The DVD's will only play in an older XP tower computer and not on either of my Windows 10 laptops.
Does anyone know which app or program to use on Windows 10?
I've tried calling and emailing Fred, but, he must be closed for the holidays?
Thanks
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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 09:37:52 pm »
I can't test it to be 100% sure, but VLC (http://www.videolan.org) is my Swiss Army knife for video. Worth a shot.
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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 10:15:23 pm »
I installed VLC and get this message

File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file "F:\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO" (Bad file descriptor).
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///F:/VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO'. Check the log for details.

Same basic problem I had before. Maybe I'll just have use the old XP.
Thanks for trying
Bill

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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 11:24:32 pm »
I haven't tried using windows 10 and VLC, but I have used VLC with Ubuntu linux and it plays just fine.  I'm thinking windows has supported DVD since windows 7.  I have a dual boot computer so I'll reboot into windows 10 and see what happens.  I would think it would play.  We'll see.

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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 12:21:04 am »
So I rebooted into Windows 10 and tried to play the video.  With a naked install of Windows 10, when you try to play it, it will prompt you to get an app to play it with from the windows store.  VLC is in the store, but if you read, it will tell you upfront, that it doesn't support DVD or Blueray playback.  It will tell you to use the desktop version which can be downloaded from this link:
https://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.8/win32/vlc-2.2.8-win32.exe

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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 01:49:46 am »
Bud
I followed your link and got to the same version I downloaded earlier.
I don't see anything there about the desktop version.
Then I went to the windows store and found VLC for PC and says "This app does not work on your device".
I'll have to try to find another app.
Angel Ride Videos emailed me back, saying their closed til Tuesday, and they will get back to me then. I'm sure they must know.

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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 02:21:33 am »
I went back to the Windows Store and found "10 Player", downloaded it (free), and DVD's play.
Thanks to both of you.
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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 02:30:28 am »
Hi,
      Now you can download "HANDBRAKE".....

And copy the vids for your computer and put the DVD's away! ;D
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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 02:47:52 pm »
Microsoft Windows Player works for me and as mentioned above its free.  It will also allow you to view DVD's that you might buy at the store.

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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 04:07:46 pm »
I had Windows DVD Player already, but it wouldn't even recognize that there was a DVD inserted.
10 Player, also free, works great for me. Suppose it could be something odd about my computers?
In any case, I've watched them, and recommend them to anyone who hasn't already got them.

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Re: Fred's Videos
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 08:05:02 pm »
Just played mine with VLC 2.2.6 Umbrella. From Media>Open Disc. Comes up with a window that has already selected my D: drive which is my DVD player. Selected play at the bottom right and went right to the disc menu.  So, no problem using VLC on a Win 10 laptop.
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