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    • fifitrix123
    • By fifitrix123 13th Apr 08, 7:42 PM
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    Free Dvd Decoder For Windows Xp
    • #1
    • 13th Apr 08, 7:42 PM
    Free Dvd Decoder For Windows Xp 13th Apr 08 at 7:42 PM
    Can anyone please tell me where to find a free dvd decoder for my lapton with windows xp?
    A link would be even better as I am not that good at techie stuff :confused:

    I have windows multi media but for some reason dvd not working!!

    Thanks
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 13th Apr 08, 7:45 PM
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    • 13th Apr 08, 7:45 PM
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    • 13th Apr 08, 7:45 PM
    this is free

    http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPLAYER/
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  • jje
    • #3
    • 13th Apr 08, 7:49 PM
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    • 13th Apr 08, 7:49 PM
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XP_Codec_Pack.htm

    XP Codec pack download andd install Windows Media Player will thebn play most formats .
    Its free and safe .

    jje
    • fifitrix123
    • By fifitrix123 15th Apr 08, 4:45 PM
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    • #4
    • 15th Apr 08, 4:45 PM
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    • 15th Apr 08, 4:45 PM
    Thanks guys for both sites but it is now saying my video card or is not compatible with media player!!! I hve tried installing windows media 11 again and a service pack but that hasn't worked either!
    It was working before I had to reset all computer, it plays music but just not dvd!!!!
    • benjus
    • By benjus 15th Apr 08, 4:57 PM
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    • #5
    • 15th Apr 08, 4:57 PM
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    • 15th Apr 08, 4:57 PM
    If you want something simple but that works well, try Media Player Classic (http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_players/media_player_classic.cfm/v6_4_9_1__20080127_) It's designed to look like the old Windows Media Player but it plays DVDs and lots of video file formats. It's really lightweight and fast - not like the bloated and slow Media Player that now comes with Windows.

    I use it with an old Windows 2000 machine at home and it plays DVDs and video files without any problems. The same DVDs and files with Windows Media Player don't play well at all.
    • fifitrix123
    • By fifitrix123 15th Apr 08, 5:36 PM
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    • #6
    • 15th Apr 08, 5:36 PM
    Still no DVD player!!!
    • #6
    • 15th Apr 08, 5:36 PM
    Thanks to everyone who has sent help but it still doesn't work, it now says there is a problem with digital copy protection and none of the other sites have worked either!!!
    Will it work if I throw laptop through window?
    I have also tried to get rid of media player 11 but it won't remove it either it just rolls it back to an earlier time?
    I have tried finding an updated driver as well but am having no luck whatsover, does anyone have a link to one of those please!!

    Sorry to be a pain:confused:
  • monkeyman2007
    • #7
    • 15th Apr 08, 5:44 PM
    not entirely sure as away from pc...
    • #7
    • 15th Apr 08, 5:44 PM
    ....I think VLC player has all codecs already... might be wrong though
  • Regeneration
    • #8
    • 16th Apr 08, 12:35 AM
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    • 16th Apr 08, 12:35 AM
    Download the latest codec pack from here and install
    http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/KLite_Codec_Pack_Full/1094057842/3/
    and you should be playing your dvd's in no time at all
    Last edited by Regeneration; 16-04-2008 at 12:37 AM.
    • banger9365
    • By banger9365 16th Apr 08, 1:03 AM
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    • #9
    • 16th Apr 08, 1:03 AM
    • #9
    • 16th Apr 08, 1:03 AM
    digital copy protection
    i've got two dvdrw's on my system and one plays retail dvd's fine put the other will not,i have all the right codecs in the pc and the only thing that will alow me to us the one that will not play retail dvd is anydvd
    there or their,one day i might us the right one ,until then tuff


  • Aiadi
    ....I think VLC player has all codecs already... might be wrong though
    Originally posted by monkeyman2007
    If VLC player can't play your files then I don't know what could....
    Give it a try and download the portable version (that will not even need to be installed on your computer) and just delete it if it doesn't work.

    http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable

    Hope this helps
    Do I want it? ......Do I need it? ......What would happen if I don't buy it??????
  • TechTerry
    VLC player has ffdshow built in i beleive, which should play MOST video and audio files.

    Is this a retail DVD you are trying to use or something downloaded from the internet?

    If it is from the internet it may have something called DRM which will not allow you to play the file.

    Download for VLC Player: http://downloads.videolan.org/pub/videolan/&file=vlc/0.8.6f/win32/vlc-0.8.6f-win32.exe
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