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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by indigent, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. indigent

    indigent Bamboozled

    Jul 2, 2005
    I am stuck at work and figured I'd watch a movie. I now realize that my computer, while having a DVD drive, will not play DVD's in WMP. It says that I need to install a compatible DVD Decoder. Can anyone point me in the direction of a decoder or a better shareware player then WMP.

    Thanks a bunch and Happy Turkey Day.

  2. This is the one I put in my mother's PC when I upgraded it from Windows 98 SE to XP.She paid $2600 for the pentium III and refuses to get new hardware.I added some memory and installed this player with XP.I saved a partition on her hard drive for Linux. :)
  3. indigent

    indigent Bamboozled

    Jul 2, 2005
  4. Let me know if it works for you.I did find on HP's website a commercial DVD player software for download that might work if that one doesn't.
  5. Oh I see they are for SALE.Not free downloads.
  6. I just tried Media Player Classic with an Indian DVD.It wouldn't automatically install the codecs to Windows Media Player but maybe my version is too old.I could click on the Media Player Classic icon on the desktop and open it.Then clicked on "File" and "Open DVD".It reconized the DVD language as Hindi and even played subtitles in English when I enabled subtitles.
  7. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

    Oct 14, 1999
    Roswell, GA
    Media Player Classic is what I use most of the time too, but if you're looking for something a little more full-featured with the pretty skins like PowerDVD or WinDVD, try this:
  8. That project looks like it was never finished and it's been a long time since it was updated.Media Player Classic is hard to beat.I don't use my PC to watch movies but I use Media Player Classic for both Real Player and Quicktime streaming media and files.I use Winamp for Windows Media Player files.