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So, I got a DVD from Blockbuster today. I come home and realize that my old DVD player finally bit the bucket, but no problem, I've got a perfectly working DVD drive on my computer. Well, that's what I thought. Firstly, I found that the DVD tries to install "enhanced features" which are characterized as being somewhere between spyware and malware. Needless to say, I don't consider installing the software really a serious option.
-None of my players (WMP, WMPC, VLC) are able to run the video files which are in .VOB format. Does anyone know of a player that can run VOB files?
-Nero Showtime can sort-of run it, but it'll stop every three seconds or so, then the DVD will spin up for a second or two, then the movie will start back up again with everything artifacted to hell. I tried to copy a .VOB file onto the hard drive to see if it was just a slow DVD speed, and got an error saying that the file was encrypted. Is there a reason why Vista can't move encrypted files, or is this just another instance of Vista loving to guzzle horse cum?
TL;DR: I have a movie that I can't watch. The video files are in *.VOB, and I can't play them.