Mpeg decoder cards

  Newuser3350 08:47 24 Feb 03

When DVD drives first became available, it was recommended that you use a separate Mpeg decoder card to watch movies. Do recent graphics cards make this unnecessary?

  stlucia 08:53 24 Feb 03

I think its the movie software that makes the difference. I have a rather basic setup (600Mhz Athlon and a basic video card) with no separate MPEG decoder, but I am able to watch movies satisfactorily using the software that came with my Sony DVD burner.

  MAJ 08:54 24 Feb 03

You still need DVD software to be able to watch DVD movies on your PC, but that usually comes with your DVD drive.

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