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What DVD decoder does (should?) my Latitude C640 have ?

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Anonymous
May 12, 2005 7:48:58 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I have a Dell C640 (ATI radeon 7500) running XP Pro+SP2. It's our
corporate IT build, not the original Dell build. I'm running Windows
Media player 10 with whatever DVD codec that IT installed.

If I run DVDUpgrd/detect, it tells me:

MCI:
Name:MciCinem.drv"
Company Name:""
Version: 0.0.0.0
Product Version: 0.0.0.0
CRC32 Version: 0x00000000
VID: 0

DShow SW:
Name:"clvsd.ax"
Company Name:"Cyberlink Corp"
Version: 3.5.0.1303
CRC32: 0xa13c9c02
VID:2

W2K Upgrade=no
Win9x Upgrade=no
LCID=0409

The question is, Is this the Best/Most Appropriate codec for this
machine ?

I gotta wonder if there's a reason why, with ATI graphics, they wouldn't
have installed the ATI codec.

What (if anything) would Dell have pre-installed on a C640 with XP ?


- FM -
Anonymous
May 12, 2005 9:12:08 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Your question ("Is this the Best/Most Appropriate codec for this machine ?")
is incorrect. Codecs are software used to play media files: You can play a
given media file if you have the proper codec for it installed on your
computer. You might ask 'is this the best or most appropriate codec for this
media file?'.

As for your IT department: I don't expect that they want you to use your
computer at work for listening to music or watching video, so you shouldn't
expect to find anything other than the default codecs on your machine.
--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Fred Mau" <fred-dot-mau@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:Xns96548C808912Cfreddotmaucomcastnet@216.196.97.131...
> I have a Dell C640 (ATI radeon 7500) running XP Pro+SP2. It's our
> corporate IT build, not the original Dell build. I'm running Windows
> Media player 10 with whatever DVD codec that IT installed.
>
> If I run DVDUpgrd/detect, it tells me:
>
> MCI:
> Name:MciCinem.drv"
> Company Name:""
> Version: 0.0.0.0
> Product Version: 0.0.0.0
> CRC32 Version: 0x00000000
> VID: 0
>
> DShow SW:
> Name:"clvsd.ax"
> Company Name:"Cyberlink Corp"
> Version: 3.5.0.1303
> CRC32: 0xa13c9c02
> VID:2
>
> W2K Upgrade=no
> Win9x Upgrade=no
> LCID=0409
>
> The question is, Is this the Best/Most Appropriate codec for this
> machine ?
>
> I gotta wonder if there's a reason why, with ATI graphics, they wouldn't
> have installed the ATI codec.
>
> What (if anything) would Dell have pre-installed on a C640 with XP ?
>
>
> - FM -
>
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