HOTLLAMA Media Player
HOTLLAMA Media Player is a tool designed to help you play DVD movies directly from discs. It comes loaded with just a few basic media player controls, so it can be handled by anyone with ease, regardless of the user's level of experience with media players.
Before proceeding any further, you should know that this is an old app that hasn't been updated for a very old time, and it doesn't work on later Windows editions. However, it still works on older Windows, such as XP.
Simple setup and interface
The installer shouldn't impose any difficulties, thanks to the fact that it contains only familiar options. Once it's over, you are welcomed by two windows which represent HOTLLAMA Media Player's interface, one for playing media, and one for controlling it.
Play and control DVD movies
You can load DVD movies from disc, pause and resume playback, fast rewind or fast forward, jump to the previous or next chapter, adjust the quality, zoom in and out, tweak the volume level or mute sound, bring up the DVD menu, as well as save and restore bookmarks.
HOTLLAMA Media Player lets you choose the default DVD-RAM drive, switch to another skin for the interface, make the tool the default media player, use Windows Media Player for playing DVD movies instead, check for software updates with one click, or disable keyboard shortcuts.
Evaluation and conclusion
The utility didn't hang, crash or prompt error dialogs. It didn't hamper system performance either, since it used low CPU and RAM. Too bad that the project has been discontinued and that HOTLLAMA Media Player is no longer compatible with modern Windows configurations. Nevertheless, you can still use it on older Windows, since it's freeware.