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August 4, 2005 12:22:03 AM

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I put together a PC for a friend who bought the parts himself. The Sony DVD
Player..CD rewriter came with no software. He is running XP Home. If he
tries to play a DVD using Windows MP, he gets an error that says he needs a
DVD decoder. The system has all MS updates. What do we need to do to get him
into DVD country?

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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 12:22:04 AM

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WinDVD, PowerDVD.... or similar

www.intervideo.com and www.gocyberlink.com I believe both have trial
versions so you can see which he prefers.
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"MrB" <brooksro@REMOVEALLCAPSadelphia.net> wrote in message
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>I put together a PC for a friend who bought the parts himself. The Sony DVD
>Player..CD rewriter came with no software. He is running XP Home. If he
>tries to play a DVD using Windows MP, he gets an error that says he needs a
>DVD decoder. The system has all MS updates. What do we need to do to get
>him into DVD country?
>
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 1:29:14 AM

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MrB wrote:
> I put together a PC for a friend who bought the parts himself. The
> Sony DVD Player..CD rewriter came with no software. He is running XP
> Home. If he tries to play a DVD using Windows MP, he gets an error
> that says he needs a DVD decoder. The system has all MS updates. What
> do we need to do to get him into DVD country?

Download and install the K-Lite Codec MegaPack.

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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 1:30:53 AM

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>I put together a PC for a friend who bought the parts himself. The Sony DVD
>Player..CD rewriter came with no software. He is running XP Home. If he
>tries to play a DVD using Windows MP, he gets an error that says he needs a
>DVD decoder. The system has all MS updates. What do we need to do to get
>him into DVD country?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=dvd+codec&btnG=Goo...

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August 4, 2005 2:05:34 AM

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http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

"MrB" <brooksro@REMOVEALLCAPSadelphia.net> wrote in message
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>I put together a PC for a friend who bought the parts himself. The Sony DVD
>Player..CD rewriter came with no software. He is running XP Home. If he
>tries to play a DVD using Windows MP, he gets an error that says he needs a
>DVD decoder. The system has all MS updates. What do we need to do to get
>him into DVD country?
>
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 2:05:35 AM

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How much spyware gets installed along with it?

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In news:ep7qdjJmFHA.3256@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
MikeP <sitting@puter> hunted and pecked:
> http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
>
> "MrB" <brooksro@REMOVEALLCAPSadelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:%23wgwrLJmFHA.2060@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> I put together a PC for a friend who bought the parts himself. The Sony
>> DVD Player..CD rewriter came with no software. He is running XP Home. If
>> he tries to play a DVD using Windows MP, he gets an error that says he
>> needs a DVD decoder. The system has all MS updates. What do we need to
>> do to get him into DVD country?
August 4, 2005 3:34:55 AM

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No spyware or Iwouldn't recommend it.

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> How much spyware gets installed along with it?
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:ep7qdjJmFHA.3256@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> MikeP <sitting@puter> hunted and pecked:
>> http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
>>
>> "MrB" <brooksro@REMOVEALLCAPSadelphia.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23wgwrLJmFHA.2060@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> I put together a PC for a friend who bought the parts himself. The Sony
>>> DVD Player..CD rewriter came with no software. He is running XP Home. If
>>> he tries to play a DVD using Windows MP, he gets an error that says he
>>> needs a DVD decoder. The system has all MS updates. What do we need to
>>> do to get him into DVD country?
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 7:22:34 AM

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Wesley Vogel wrote:
> How much spyware gets installed along with it?

None that I've noticed (asuming you're referring to VLC).

> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:ep7qdjJmFHA.3256@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> MikeP <sitting@puter> hunted and pecked:
> > http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
> >
> > "MrB" <brooksro@REMOVEALLCAPSadelphia.net> wrote in message
> > news:%23wgwrLJmFHA.2060@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> I put together a PC for a friend who bought the parts himself. The Sony
> >> DVD Player..CD rewriter came with no software. He is running XP Home. If
> >> he tries to play a DVD using Windows MP, he gets an error that says he
> >> needs a DVD decoder. The system has all MS updates. What do we need to
> >> do to get him into DVD country?
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