What the best software for playing your DVD's? I got Power DVD with my burner when I bougth it, is it any good?
Power DVD will do the trick.
It's down to personal preference.
I use VLC Media Player. It's pretty basic, but has plenty of features and capabilities.
I use WMP for DVDs. It's the only time I use it for anything video-related.
PowerDVD is fine, but the gazillion free versions of it that I've collected with motherboards and burners all share one common flaw: no multichannel support. Myself, I use gxine.
I use VLC. It works pretty good and can play almost any video file you would have.
Last year I started watching DVD's with Nero Showtime and I've found it to be much more stable and intuitive than WMP. A bit surprising considering it's sort of a bundled afterthought to a burning app suite.
For me, the best software for playing DVD's is whatever program is stable, with an easily accessable menu, and other various options such as resizing the window, resolution, or playing it with a full screen. Windows Media Player does the trick just fine, and much more efficiently than the default DVD program called Sonic, (mydvd?).
I've thrown just about everything I can at VLC and not had any trouble with it. I also hear that Windows Media Player Classic is just as good, so long as you have all the codecs you should okay.
Either one of those two should do the job for you.
Go with VLC, it works great and I've had no problems... the best part of it all is if you lose you CD key and your computer crashes... you dont have to pay for it again...