Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

DVD decoders

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
November 5, 2004 2:10:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Is It neccessary to purchase them or am I not looking in the right place.Any
help would be great. Thanks, Phil
--
Thanks, Phil

More about : dvd decoders

Anonymous
November 5, 2004 2:49:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Yes it is necessary to purchase them, they are not included in any version
of Windows.

If you just want the decoders, www.gocyberlink.com and www.intervideo.com
have them.... they also have PowerDVD and WinDVD which are software
applications that include the decoders. The decoder only package will
enable you to play DVDs with WindowsMediaPlayer.
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Windows Client - Printing/Imaging and Hardware
www.coribright.com

"Phil" <Phil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:496BB9F6-395C-4AC2-936B-4947584A7643@microsoft.com...
> Is It neccessary to purchase them or am I not looking in the right
> place.Any
> help would be great. Thanks, Phil
> --
> Thanks, Phil
>
Anonymous
November 5, 2004 9:21:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Phil wrote:
> Is It neccessary to purchase them or am I not looking in the right
> place.Any help would be great. Thanks, Phil

Hi, Phil;

Just to tag onto what Cari posted: it depends. <g>

Check the software that came with your DVD, and the software you have
installed to play files on that DVD device. I'd recommend that until you
encounter a situation where your DVD issues an error something like "encoder
missing" or "cannot play this file because there is no encoder installed"
etc., etc. then you not go out and start buying things you may not need.

--

....Sky

================
Related resources
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 12:33:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

How to Check if DVD Decoder Software is Installed
By default, Windows XP does not come with compatible DVD decoder software
installed. To confirm if you have Windows XP-compatible DVD decoder software
on your system:

Start | Run | Type: dvdupgrd /detect | OK |

A Windows dialog box will open with identifying information about the
installed software. If No decoders found is displayed, no decoder is
installed

Supported Software MPEG-2 DVD Decoders in Windows Media Player for Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];306331

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:496BB9F6-395C-4AC2-936B-4947584A7643@microsoft.com,
Phil <Phil@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Is It neccessary to purchase them or am I not looking in the right
> place.Any help would be great. Thanks, Phil
November 6, 2004 7:00:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Hi Sky, I just loaded XP full version from ME and the DVD's used to work but
now I get the error no decoder. Microsoft strikes again. Phil

"Sky King" wrote:

> Phil wrote:
> > Is It neccessary to purchase them or am I not looking in the right
> > place.Any help would be great. Thanks, Phil
>
> Hi, Phil;
>
> Just to tag onto what Cari posted: it depends. <g>
>
> Check the software that came with your DVD, and the software you have
> installed to play files on that DVD device. I'd recommend that until you
> encounter a situation where your DVD issues an error something like "encoder
> missing" or "cannot play this file because there is no encoder installed"
> etc., etc. then you not go out and start buying things you may not need.
>
> --
>
> ....Sky
>
> ================
>
>
!