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Just wondering if I install the Power2Go I've purchased previously on my Windows 10 PC it will allow me to play DVDs?
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garioch7
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Johnny5:

Power2Go is a CD/DVD/BD burning application, not a CD/DVD/BD media player.

Cyberlink does have a media player: PowerDVD.

I hope this helps. Have a great day.

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-Phil Windows 10 Pro x64
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Quote Johnny5:

Power2Go is a CD/DVD/BD burning application, not a CD/DVD/BD media player.

Cyberlink does have a media player: PowerDVD.

I hope this helps. Have a great day.

Regards,
-Phil


Rats, I was hoping the DVD codec was there. In a situation where I find myself needing to use my desktop's DVD drive as a player after years of just a data burner. Had an HD crash a few years ago and upgraded to Windows 10. Now I find my recovery discs for some unknown reason, have the burner software and not the player (and codec). It may have been incompatible, but at least I'd just pay for an upgrade rather than full price.

While waiting for the manufacturer to reply, I've started researching alternate solutions and the possibility of obtaining an Open Source codec however, my findings are unconclusive.

Thanks for helping with this, Phil. Have you any insights?

Cheers!
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garioch7
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Johnny5:

There are free DVD player software programs available. Forum regulations prohibit me from mentioning specific competing products in posts on this Forum.

If you do a Google search, you will get results like this:

https://www.winxdvd.com/windows-10/top-dvd-players-for-windows-10.htm

I do have a paid version of PowerDVD17, but I also use "2." on that search list, as an alternate, because it can play some strange formats; however, it lacks many of the fine features of PowerDVD.

I hope this helps. Have a great day.

Regards,
-Phil

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Windows 10 Pro x64
Dell XPS 8930
Intel CoreT i7 (4.6 GHz)
32 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
1 TB PCIe -x4 SSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
PD14 Ultimate x64, 4207
CD4 Ultra and AD6 Ultra
Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor
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Johnny5 [Avatar]
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Quote Johnny5:

There are free DVD player software programs available. Forum regulations prohibit me from mentioning specific competing products in posts on this Forum.

If you do a Google search, you will get results like this:

https://www.winxdvd.com/windows-10/top-dvd-players-for-windows-10.htm

I do have a paid version of PowerDVD17, but I also use "2." on that search list, as an alternate, because it can play some strange formats; however, it lacks many of the fine features of PowerDVD.

I hope this helps. Have a great day.

Regards,
-Phil


Thanks, very helpful. Understand your situation. Prefer the full function option because more robust and confident it'll solve my problem. I don't recall which DVD Player I originally had, but it could very well be PowerDVD at which point I'd look for a less expensive upgrade option.

However, I digress and thank you for your all your help!

Thanks & Cheers!
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garioch7
Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada Joined: Feb 07, 2011 06:45 Messages: 840 Offline
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Johnny5:

Thank you for the update. You are most welcome for my assistance. And yes, I too prefer PowerDVD.

Have a great day.

Regards,
-Phil Windows 10 Pro x64
Dell XPS 8930
Intel CoreT i7 (4.6 GHz)
32 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
1 TB PCIe -x4 SSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
PD14 Ultimate x64, 4207
CD4 Ultra and AD6 Ultra
Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor
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