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I love VLC's 'no disc menus' feature to play DVDs.

How can I add a menu item 'Play with VLC (no disc menus)' to the context menu for DVDs in Windows Explorer?

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You can modify the existing option by editing the registry entry in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\PlayWithVLC\Command and replacing dvd:// with dvdsimple://

If you want to create a second menu option (instead of editing the first one), copy the PlayWithVLC key, give it another name (like PlayWithVLCNoMenu), modify the value inside to Play with VLC (no disc menus), and then edit the command to use simpledvd instead of dvd.

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Registry entry based on Moshe's answer

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\PlayWithVLCNoDiscMenus]
@="Play with VLC media player (no disc menus)"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DVD\shell\PlayWithVLCNoDiscMenus\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\VLC\\vlc.exe\" --started-from-file dvdsimple:///%1"

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