PC Friendly

  Procrastinus 08:54 02 Sep 2009

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.

  Bagsey 09:06 02 Sep 2009

I would suggest that you have a look at
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  Procrastinus 09:27 02 Sep 2009

Thanks, Bagsey, that was why I was suspicious!
I just do not understand how it has 'popped out of the woodwork' suddenly after several years.
Any ideas on workarounds?

  Procrastinus 08:57 03 Sep 2009

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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