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What DVD Decoder?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Chris19, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. Chris19


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 572

    I cant seem to play DVDs on windows media player was wondering what DVD decoder is the best. I have an X-Fi card, 5.1 speakers and an 7800GTX if that helps. Any advice would be great not bothered about payin if need be.
  2. ethan


    Joined: 16 Sep 2005

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    Location: What used to be a UK

    I use win dvd. Works for me :)
  3. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

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  4. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    Yes, did you not get Cyber link power dvd free with a recorder (dvd) ?
  5. Chris19


    Joined: 12 Dec 2005

    Posts: 572

    i got an OEM DVD-R geuss thats why

    Edit: Thanks for the speedy replies
    Last edited: 5 Mar 2006
  6. Chris Y.


    Joined: 4 Dec 2005

    Posts: 30

    Location: UCLA, California

    another one to try is the VLC media player. I used to use powerDVD but it wasnt giving me a direct 5.1 sound output so I did a quick search and found the VLC player which has really worked wonderfully.
  7. Alty

    Wise Guy

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    VLC is a true hidden gem imo - it isnt as well known as it should be!
  8. Xee

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  9. Craig321


    Joined: 2 May 2004

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    Why download it when you can Start > Run > mplayer2 ;)

  10. dirtydog


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Essex

    Because it won't play DVDs unless you also have codecs installed? :p
  11. Borden


    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

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    Location: Derby

  12. Otacon


    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

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    Location: All over

    nVidia Purevideo.
  13. Fx-Overlord


    Joined: 23 May 2005

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    Location: Hove

    Purevideo here too, with ffdshow to post process and media player classic as a front end
  14. Xee

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2003

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    erm... because its not the same thing maybe? ;) Download it and you will see!

    Media Player Classic looks just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but has many additional features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support (requires QuickTime and/or Real Player); built-in MPEG2/SVCD/DVD codec.

    One is called "Media Player Classic" the other is "Windows Media Player".
    Last edited: 6 Mar 2006