Power DVD Player
Watching movies from your DVDs is a very simple and pleasant activity that only requires a software to play the video. If the built-in Windows application is not on your list of preferences, there are many alternatives you can try.
One of the programs that can help you in this respect is Power DVD Player. This easy to use application has a very plain interface that hosts all the buttons required for loading and managing the multimedia content.
In case you have a DVD movie stored locally on your hard disk, you will still be able to play it by browsing to the IFO file in the video directory. Power DVD Player also allows you to move between chapters and access the DVD menu, if one is available.
The classical commands for playback are present in the main window, so you can rewind, move forward, pause or stop the video and activate the 'Full Screen' mode if necessary. Another adjustment that can be made is the one regarding the volume that features an easy to use slider for turning the sound up or down, according to your preferences.
While running, Power DVD Player is light on system resources almost at all times. It make take a while to load the movie when used for the first time, but other than that, it should work without too many glitches.
All in all, this application is indeed very easy to use, but with a truly minimal feature set. The lack of advanced features may deter many users from using Power DVD Player, but if you are looking for a really simple tool to load and watch your DVD movies, this one might have a chance.