Wednesday, March 26, 2008

AVS DVD Player 2.4 - A free, full-featured DVD player

AVS DVD Player 2.4

Frustrated trying to find a free DVD player that works without searching for, dowloading and installing extra codecs?  I was, until I found the AVS DVD player from AVS Media.  This full-featured DVD player played every DVD I threw at it, straight out of the box - no additional codec(s) required.  

The program installtion was straightforward, and operation was intuitive, with several different "skins" that mimic the familiar controls from physical DVD players. My favorite feature - You can click directly on the DVD menus with the mouse - no need to use the included navigation panel unless you want to.

Windows recognizes the AVS DVD player, and if desired, you can set it to be your default media player.  It supports all of the major video and audio formats. Navigation is easy, with one-click movement between chapters and support for playlists and bookmarks.  And unlike some of the other free DVD players I've tried, multi-language support for DVDs is included.  

A few other notable features - Built-in stereo to surround sound transformation, one-click switch to full-screen mode and back, and selection of the view angle.  All features are available from a convenient right-click menu, whether you are in windowed or full-screen mode.

The Bottom Line...

If you are looking for a straight-out-of-the-box solution to playing DVDs on your PC, this program is a definite must-get.  It's free software, with no restrictions or limitations, and is better than many commercial DVD players. AVS DVD player is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, and can be downloaded here - AVS DVD Player 2.4 .


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