I need a good freeware DVD player for Win98.
December 27, 2003 12:30 AM   Subscribe

I need a good freeware DVD player for Win98. [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
VLC is what I use. It's a good little program. It's not very pretty, but I like that about it. I hate skinned media players that waste huge amounts of my screen with 3d borders and stuff.
posted by Nothing at 3:22 AM on December 27, 2003

Along the same lines is Media Player Classic. It looks like Windows Media Player 2, but has the functionality of more modern programs.
posted by skryche at 7:16 AM on December 27, 2003

search google for the "KLite codec pack". Its a child's garden of video codecs, and comes bundled with the excellent BPlayer, which in my experience plays some files that VLC turns its nose up at.
posted by Fupped Duck at 7:21 AM on December 27, 2003

Gah. That'll teach me to pay attention to what I'm doing; I got completely distracted before I wrote my More Inside.

Thanks for the suggestions; the details are basically that I transferred a DVD drive from an older computer into my current one but couldn't find the serial number for the software that came with it (and therefore couldn't install - bah). VLC looks highly promising, though. Thanks.
posted by wanderingmind at 1:36 PM on December 27, 2003

late as always, but another vote for vlc... ;)
posted by twine42 at 1:45 PM on December 27, 2003

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