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Old 08-18-01, 02:29 PM
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DVD-ROM Software

Anyone know where I can get free dvd-rom software (decoder) so that I can play movies on the PC.

I've used PC FRIENDLY, but it's so buggy that It barely works most of the time.
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Old 08-18-01, 02:46 PM
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I didn't realize that PC Friendly acted as a decoder. I always thought you needed a decoder to run with PC Friendly. But at any rate, there is PowerDVD which is made by Cyberlink, (I believe they have a trial version), Cinemaster DVD, and a few others. If you do some searching you may be able to find trial versions for free. If you're still stuck, send me an email and I may be able to help you out further.
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Old 08-18-01, 04:04 PM
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You could give this a try. Haven't really tested it, but I did put it on my notebook and it put DVD support into Media Player. Howvever it just kept reading the DVD and saying that it was playing, but I didn't see or hear anything. I gave up after a minute or so.

It is supposed to require that you already have hardware support for playing DVD's. Whether that means a hardware MPEG2 card or not, I don't know. Maybe so and that's why I saw nothing.

Warning!!! If you don't know what you're doing editing your registry, don't do this!

1. Get into regedit (or regedt32, if appropriate).

2. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Settings
add the value name EnableDVDUI as a REG_SZ data type and set its value to Yes.

3. Exit regedit.

Now try out Media Player and you'll either see a DVD option under Files, or a new entry in Files of type when you browse for a file to play. I think it depends on your version of Media Player.
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