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11-24-2005, 13:27
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.

11-24-2005, 13:46
You should be able to use Media Player Classic to watch DVD movies.


I think it includes the correct codecs but if not they are easily added.

11-24-2005, 13:59
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. :)

11-24-2005, 14:03
Thanks D.C.

11-24-2005, 14:08
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.

11-24-2005, 14:16
Here are the decoders for Windows Media Player.I'm not certain but I think you need Windows Media Player 10 to use them.They may be time limited I don't know.Never tried them.


11-24-2005, 14:17
Oh I see they are for SALE.Not free downloads.

11-24-2005, 14:31
These codec packs include DVD



11-24-2005, 14:35
I tried a version of this one long ago but I don't recall the results.It has since been updated.


11-24-2005, 15:21
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.

11-24-2005, 20:01
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: http://mv2.czweb.org/.

11-24-2005, 20:39
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.