dvd decoder prob

  1cg 11:53 03 Jun 07

hi i bought an ex office pc and have installed a dvdrw but when i try to play a dvd it comes up with there is no windows dvd decoder on this system,i have downloaded allkinds of software but nothing seems to work ?

  johndrew 12:18 03 Jun 07

I`m not really surprised that an office PC doesn`t have a DVD decoder on it - really don`t want employees watching movies all day do they!!!

You don`t say what "allkinds of software" you have downloaded installed or indeed which OS (presumably XP) you are running or indeed if you have a `legal` copy of the disk.

If you have a legal, full copy of XP you should have Media Player, but you could look click here to find any number of decoders at various prices.

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vlc plays most things,codecs built in

  johndrew 09:41 04 Jun 07

Further to your e-mail.

I am not particularly familiar with Windows 2000 but it could be that either you need to `repair` the installation, check that all subject items are enabled or update the codecs.

If you don`t want to go that route then perhaps the suggestion made by *THE RAVEN* would be a preferred method.

As an aside it is not good manners to e-mail unless invited to do so.

  birdface 10:31 04 Jun 07

I will side with The Raven with this,VlC will play any DVD.

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