VLC media player
VLC media player 0.8.6c
- It is a free cross-platform media player
- It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs
- It can also be used as a streaming server, with extended features (video on demand, on the fly transcoding, ...)
This will play a native DVD (without encryption) but if you happen to have a DVD de-crypted or should a say a encryption free DVD on your hard drive, I find it easiest to select the video files and create a playlist for smoothest playback. Of course you don't get any menus but how often do you need them?