AVS DVD Player
Most DVD drives ship with basic DVD video playback; generally either a very basic version of WinDVD or PowerDVD. The best features, like support for additional video formats, always require an upgrade to a paid version. AVS DVD Player includes a majority of those paid features for free, including H.264, 3GP, most flavors of MPEG-4, and the WMV-HD formats. Bookmark management for finding your favorite spots in a DVD is probably the most interesting feature in AVS DVD Player. A simulated surround sound support will make stereo files sound like 5.1 or 7.1 surround (or at least a decent approximation). Support for PAL and NTSC for all regions is included but is limited to 4 format changes on the drive just like the other software apps.