I have played a completely legitimate video of Notting Hill many times with VideoLan player. However, last night, a programme called PC Friendly popped up and blocked acess to VideoLan. It refused playback without installation of PC Friendly files. I have Gogled PC Friendly and I do not particularily like what it seem to collect. Also I do not see why it it is necessary to install now after many successful playbacks with Videolan . Can anyone explain why it has popped up after several years uinactivity and is there a workaround to go direct to VideoLan? Many thanks.
Found the solution! Put in DVD. Cancel PC Friendly installation request. Then go to my Computer (Win XP) > DVD Player (probably showing PC Friendly logo) > Right click and then select Play with VLC Player (which is my default DVD player). This seems to bypass PC Friendly and the DVD plays normally.
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