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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by tony6403, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. tony6403

    tony6403 Member

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    Put simply , these baffle me . All I want is to watch a DVD on my PC . I have XP ( plus SP2 ) . Could anyone kindly advise me which out of the multitude of these I should safely download and use .
    I have very little knowledge of this subject.
    Many thanks in anticipation of a reply.
     
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    You need to install a software DVD player such as PowerDVD, or if you want to use windows media player you need a DVD plug-in such as InterVideo's DVD XPack. The problem is it is not free. Does anyone know of a free software dvd player ?
     
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    Gouzo
    thanks for replying . I will keep an eye to see if anyone responds to your question.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not aware of any free software DVD players since the codec must be licensed. The basic versions for either PowerDVD or WinDVD can be had on ebay for less than $5 :)
     
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    Almost all of your DVD drives, Video cards, or PC you buy come with some sort of program to play DVD's. Like Win DVD or Power DVD. A lot of people don't even realize they have these disk's. look around you may just have one and not even realize it..

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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    And a very, very good point bbmayo :)
     
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