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Is it safe to use retail DVD videos in your Gaming PC?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by EastCoasthandle, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    Is it safe to use retail DVD videos in your gaming PC without having to worry about DRM of some sort being auto installed? This can also go for music cd's as well.
     
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    Sure. I've never known of any DVD movie or audio CD to install any kind of software on the computer it's played back on. Just open it up with your media player of choice and have at it.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    yeah but other companies might put rootkits in other then sony.... and those might not be publicized yet.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Some do autorun and try to install their own player, but that can be closed and you can just play the DVD with whatever DVD player software you prefer.

    As for rootkits and things of that nature, most of that has been elimitated by the newer versions of Windows(Vista and 7) requiring the user to ok anything being run of a optical disc and most manufacturers have avoided things like this as much as possible after the Sony incident.
     
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