...be careful. In some cases, the DVD codecs are supplied by WinDVD.. Especially on Windows XP and older computers, those codecs may not exist natively without a specific DVD program.. My point is, yes, try using VLC or Windows Media Player for your DVD use but try them while WinDVD is still on the computer.. It may be worthwhile to leave WinDVD on the computer so the other programs will work correctly..

In addition, even though and older version of WinDVD doesn't have updated support, it still should function for most DVD viewing. It's your choice whether to update or not.

Hope this helps.