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Do you have the latest version of VLC?
Looks like version 1.1.11 is the newest HERE
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I think I do, but just installed it to be sure.
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Microsoft applications crash in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

If you find that some common Microsoft applications, including Windows Explorer, Microsoft Office programs and Windows Movie Maker, are crashing frequently when you try to run them on your Windows 7 (or Server 2008 R2) system, you might have a problem with a malformed data structure in one of the DLLs. There is a hotfix available to address this problem. Find out more about it in MS-KB2541119

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That didn't seem to help.
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Is the OS a recent install or update and if so did the issue start right after the install?
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No, it is not. OS came pre-installed, when I bought the laptop back in October, and everything has been working up until now. And I really can't recall any significant changes I've made, since it suddenly started acting up.
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The issue I am sure is a software issue.
The player works for all other types like music correct?
Are the movies store bought?
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Do you see that file in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64?
If yes, take both of them out.

VLC can't play the discs since they are encumbered by DRM, and VLC, as a free software, cannot get the decryption key necessary to play those discs, even if it has the methods (VLC actually can decrypt BDs, but it doesn't have any key).

See more at Wikipedia (link) and Defective by Design.
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The player works for all other types like music correct?
Are the movies store bought?


Yes, it actually does play music. And the movies are both store bought, and some that I got from other means.


And devper94, I'm not sure which file you're talking about?
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And the movies are both store bought, and some that I got from other means.


So neither will work in WMP then or is it just the other means ones that don't work?
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None of them work.
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nvd3dum it is.
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Should I delete them, because I have the file in both folders.
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Just rename them, don't delete them in case you need them back later.
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devper94, why exactly are you suggesting that a user bypass DRM protection? IF it were the lack of DRM protection capabilities in VLC, why would that effect windows media, that doesn't have those restrictions? or any other authorized application that plays blue ray disks just fine with DRM?



for meltac, what does "by other means" mean exactly?
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