I just want to watch a movie, damn it!
December 2, 2005 8:21 AM Subscribe
Traveling on business with a company laptop -- has a DVD drive, but no DVD software. I want to watch a DVD to make the long train ride home bearable, but I don't have administrator privileges to install any software.
posted by Heminator to computers & internet (5 answers total)
Computer has Windows Media Player and Real Player installed, but neither will play the DVD as there are no DVD decoders/software installed. The computer has no problem recognizing the DVD and viewing the files.
There's a Radio Shack a couple of blocks from the conference I'm at. Could I buy a cheap jump drive, install a player on that and use it to watch my DVDs? Or will the computer not allow that as well?
Any other workarounds or do I have to call up the IT guys and grovel for them do me a favor and install the software?