DVD Codecs



Anil Gupte
07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
Hi all:

I just got a new Dell computer with XP Home but the person who sold it to me
installed a DVD RW dirvei in it for me. I cannot play any DVDs on it, but I
can read the drive (in explorer). Also, if I try to play the DVDs in
Windows Media Player, it says it does not have the codecs. I installed
codecs from

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx and
executed the wm9codecs.exe

It sitll does not play. I also went to

http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/Media/microsoft.public.windowsmedia.player/2004-05/12632.html

and it appears that I have to pay to buy a package from one of those
companies (and I am not sure if I will get the right codec even then).

Actually I am more interested in the codecs than the player, because I am
trying to use the WM Encoder to encode the DVD files into WMV.

Any suggestions?

Thanx in advance.
--
Anil Gupte

Jerry
07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
I bought the DVD player files from
http://www.intervideo.com/products/custom/ms/windowsxp/media_pack.jsp and
they work just fine.

"Anil Gupte" <anil-list@maxnetwork.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi all:
>
> I just got a new Dell computer with XP Home but the person who sold it to
> me installed a DVD RW dirvei in it for me. I cannot play any DVDs on it,
> but I can read the drive (in explorer). Also, if I try to play the DVDs
> in Windows Media Player, it says it does not have the codecs. I installed
> codecs from
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
> and executed the wm9codecs.exe
>
> It sitll does not play. I also went to
>
> http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/Media/microsoft.public.windowsmedia.player/2004-05/12632.html
>
> and it appears that I have to pay to buy a package from one of those
> companies (and I am not sure if I will get the right codec even then).
>
> Actually I am more interested in the codecs than the player, because I am
> trying to use the WM Encoder to encode the DVD files into WMV.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanx in advance.
> --
> Anil Gupte
>
>
>
>


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