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Old 13-10-17, 13:06
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Default VLC Player advice please

Once a DVD has finished is there a control on the VLC player to eject the DVD?

Thanks for any help with this.
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Old 13-10-17, 14:13
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Default Re: VLC Player advice please

You can press the Ctrl + D keys to open the Open Media dialog box, or click the Media tab, then click the Open Disc... option.

In the dialog box - look for Disc Device (you may have to use the dropdown menu to select the drive if multiple drives are fitted) then click the Eject the disc tab.

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Old 13-10-17, 17:13
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Default Re: VLC Player advice please

There's isn't, as yet, either an auto eject or 'hot-key' option in VLC - perhaps some day

Another option to the above is an app which will be 'global' in operation from the notification area and/or a chosen 'hot-key' >

http://www.digola.com/doorcontrol.html
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Old 13-10-17, 19:49
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Default Re: VLC Player advice please

Thanks for the comments at least I had not missed something obvious. I will simply push the button on the disc tray to eject the DVD.
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Old 13-10-17, 21:24
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This is in Windows 7 PCs. If you forget to eject the disc as described in post #2 and you've closed VLC down, you can right-click on 'Computer' in the Start Menu and select 'Eject'; for this you need to have 'Computer' set to 'Display as a menu' - you can do this by right-clicking on the Start button, then click on 'Properties>Start Menu tab>Customize' and set it there to be able to do this:



We find either of these methods very useful on one of our laptops where the button on the disc tray is partly obscured by the power lead.

I suppose you've got to get up anyway to put the DVD/CD away, so generally it may not be of much benefit.
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Old 13-10-17, 22:10
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Although, I didn't really require it and just experimented, installing Door Control(~0.5MB), I can left click here to open/shut and/or use a selected 'hot-key'.


now just need to invest in one of these to retrieve the disc.
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Old 13-10-17, 23:03
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Just what I need - please let me know when you've worked out how to do it!
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Old 14-10-17, 10:14
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Default Re: VLC Player advice please

There is one other option which has not, surprisingly, been mentioned so far. Go to File Explorer identity which drive the disc is in, right click on it and select Eject. Windows 10 has a shortcut to File Explorer which is useful.
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There is one other option which has not, surprisingly, been mentioned so far. Go to File Explorer identity which drive the disc is in, right click on it and select Eject. Windows 10 has a shortcut to File Explorer which is useful.
Well, someone has now !
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Old 22-11-17, 19:10
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Default Re: VLC Player advice please

I know this is not a new post but just reading through older stuff as nowt else to do.

I would suggest that you wouldn't really want an auto eject at the end of a DVD as the credits take several minutes to expire and the DVD footage to actually come to an end.

If you prefer or need to eject from the screen simply right on the VLC screen, click > open media > open disc and click the eject disc button at the side of the browse button.

Alternatively in 'Tools' menu you could go to 'customise interface' and select / drag and drop the 'Open' button which looks like an eject button on to the tool bar layout in the position which best suits. Close the menu and you should now have the open button on your actual VLC tool bar.

Clicking this newly added button will now open the 'Media menu' where you can click the 'eject' button under the disc tab.

Third and I've saved this 'till last because I seem to recall you like keyboard shortcuts (or was that somebody else) anyway this is probably the quickest which is 'Control + D' which goes straight to the disc menu where 'eject disc' can be clicked.
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