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DVD Play is an application originally made by Adam Pash of Lifehacker. You can find information about the original program here:


It allows you to browse a folder full of DVD rips or downloads, with cover art, and launch them automatically in VLC. I use it all the time, and it's great for showing people your collection.


The versions I've maintained (from 0.5 onwards) incorporate a number of new features, some from the comments thread on the lifehacker post, some of my own design.

The improvements include:


DVD-Play requires little set up, simply run the downloaded file in the directory you wish to store it in, and tell it where VLC and your films are stored.

Version 0.6a can be downloaded here:

DVD Play

Source Code:

DVD Play Source

Version 0.6 - 2nd Feb 2011


I've finally made some changes to the program, thanks to feedback from some users.

New features:

  • System and Hidden files are ignored when searching for folders
  • Cover download code was cleaned up
  • folder.jpg is now used as the default cover, if it exists
  • Updated to the newest version of AutoHotKey_L (Finally has arrays!)

Many thanks to the users who gave their suggestions for this release.