DVD Playing



Texas Kid
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
Does XP provide the interface to play DVD's? I can't seem to play them on my
new DVD/CD burner.

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
Hi,

No, you need a DVD codec, then you can play them in Windows Media Player.

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"Texas Kid" <Texas Kid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Does XP provide the interface to play DVD's? I can't seem to play them on
> my
> new DVD/CD burner.

Harry Ohrn
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
This low cost codec should work for you
http://www.wmplugins.com/ItemDetail.aspx?ItemID=147

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"Texas Kid" <Texas Kid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Does XP provide the interface to play DVD's? I can't seem to play them on
> my
> new DVD/CD burner.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 10:10 PM
Additional DVD Decoders can be found here

http://www.dougknox.com/xpmce/dvddecoders.htm

Note, the NVidia online store is offline at this time. Its expected back up soon, but their trial version expires after 30 days.

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"Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message news:O2d7oG7WFHA.3348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> This low cost codec should work for you
> http://www.wmplugins.com/ItemDetail.aspx?ItemID=147
>
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>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> "Texas Kid" <Texas Kid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:91F11867-5F54-4B0A-98D6-7AE3E1BD648F@microsoft.com...
>> Does XP provide the interface to play DVD's? I can't seem to play them on
>> my
>> new DVD/CD burner.
>
>

ggull
07-09-2005, 10:11 PM
Are you sure you don't have dedicated DVD playing software such as PowerDVD
or WinDVD? Many computers with a DVD reader, much less burner, will come
with that. Or if you installed the burner yourself, did it come with
software? Not an "XP interface" per se, but it sounds like you're just
interesting in watching DVDs, not exactly how you do it.

"Texas Kid" <Texas Kid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:91F11867-5F54-4B0A-98D6-7AE3E1BD648F@microsoft.com...
> Does XP provide the interface to play DVD's? I can't seem to play them on
my
> new DVD/CD burner.

Andrew Murray
07-09-2005, 10:11 PM
you need either
1) software decoder e.g. PowerDVD
2) PCI card hardware decoder.


WinXP on its own won't play DVD's.

Surely your DVD player was provided with software to allow it to play DVD's?

"Texas Kid" <Texas Kid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Does XP provide the interface to play DVD's? I can't seem to play them on
> my
> new DVD/CD burner.


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