I Can't Watch DVDs On My PC

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by tumbling.dice, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice I Am Only An Egg Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Can anyone recommend any decent freeware that will allow me to watch DVDs on my laptop? It came with some limited software but when I try to load a disc I get a prompt to upgrade (which mean 'shell out some dough' in my mind.) I'm too damn cheap for that; I've never purchased software in my life.
     
  2. Just go to a shop that specializes in 2005
     
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  3. eggsprog

    eggsprog liberalobamacommunist HipForums Supporter

    VLC player is the best I've found.
     
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  4. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Same here.

    On the other hand: in my experience driver (or general software updates) updates for dvd drive are usually free. You can generally look them up on the company's site
     
  5. rollingalong

    rollingalong Super Mad Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    vlc is mine too and you dot have to update it if you dont want to
     
  6. rollingalong

    rollingalong Super Mad Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I have a hundred dvds that I cant pay someone to take away...even the used dvd store doesn't want them
     
  7. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I thought not updating it on a computer connected to the internet is making your computer more vulnerable
     
  8. rollingalong

    rollingalong Super Mad Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    i'm not that guy....I could hand over my passwords and let someone do their worst....what could happen?...no one is giving me a credit card any time soon....I dont have sensitive photos or any weird shit on my pc...I have nothing to hide?....my bank wont even allow an amazon buy without jumping hoops

    I suppose they could hijack me and use my laptop as some kind of porn waystation or use it to steal from others
     
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  9. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice I Am Only An Egg Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I have old family movies from the 70s that were originally taken with an 8mm video recorder. The were converted to DVD years later and now I'd like to save them to my laptop.
     
  10. rollingalong

    rollingalong Super Mad Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    also I firmly believe some updates are just so they can continue their datacollecting
     
  11. rollingalong

    rollingalong Super Mad Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    can you use the playstation or other gaming console?...they all play dvds no?
     
  12. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Some are, a lot of others are not. They're to ensure your computers safety.
    The thing is that a lot of those hackers or viruses that could take advantage from a hole in your computer s defense is that they don't look at what you have to offer in advance. They will just take advantage of the hole. One hypothetical thing that could happen is they could enter your email account and abuse it for fraude.
     
  13. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice I Am Only An Egg Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Hahaha...the most recent gaming system I bought is a N64, which I still use btw. I ain't thrifty, I'm dirt fucking cheap!
     
  14. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Yes. Ps4 even plays blu ray :)
     
  15. wilsjane

    wilsjane Member

    While on the subject of computers,
    Does anyone know of a company that can host our emails without costing us a fortune.
     
  16. eggsprog

    eggsprog liberalobamacommunist HipForums Supporter

    Google...
     
  17. relaxxx

    relaxxx Senior Member

    99% of software updates have nothing to do with YOUR security and everything to do with corporate agendas and planned obsolescence.
     
  18. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Not distributing software updates have at least as much to do with planned obsolescence
     
  19. wilsjane

    wilsjane Member

    We asked Google a few years ago, but they do not offer a hosting service. The problem is with automatic download of 12 addresses to our email server that runs on 'outlook professional'
    We could add static IP to our account and receive them directly, but we would then need the further additional costs of running RAID to cover potential drive failure losses. In addition, we would need to run our systems 24/7 in order to read emails from our laptops.
    We used BT connect for many years, but they have contracted their hosting to Microsoft, leaving us with an expensive, slow and unreliable service.
    Sent emails from the laptops do not download to our server, leaving them stranded on the device that sent them.
    We have started copying emails we send from laptops to ourselves, but someone has to move them from the received file to sent. It is all an absolute pain..
     
  20. relaxxx

    relaxxx Senior Member

    Do you have a device that actually gets faster with updates? I don't remember having anything that has ever gotten faster with software updates. After all the updates, this computer now boots and loads chrome three times longer than it originally did. I've had phones that no longer play Youtube videos after updates. Microsoft wants to "UPDATE" this computer so it goes so slow that I throw it in the trash and buy a new computer with a new Windows OS license. This is a fact; Apple does it, Microsoft does it, Google android devices do it...
     

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