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no mpeg-2 decoders installed on this computer ???

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by nascards, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. nascards

    nascards Member

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    I hope this is the right forum if not please lead me in the right direction. well I just built a new system see specs in signature. I just burned a movie using dvd shrink and dvd decry. the movie plays fine on my home dvd player but when I try and watch the movie on my system using windows media player 10 I get error windows medis player cannot play this dvd because a compatable dvd decoder is not installed on your computer.so I go to microsoft web site and get this utility called microsoft windows xp vidio decoder checkup utility. and this says there are no MPEG-2 decoders installed on this computer.help please what does this mean
     
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    aldaco12 Active member

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    It means like your PC is not able to read DVDs and SVCDs. It also happened to my old PC running Win 2K and having onle a CD-ROM unit; when I changed it with another one win Win XP having a DVD-ROM unit (with InterVideo DVD installed) all error regarding reading SVCD and DVDs disappeared.
    I don't know the proper software you could install; try checking Microsoft's site.
    But this is only a software problem; it doesn't convern your hardware. Maybe, if you cannot obtain it in Microsoft's site, you can get somewhere alse some freeware MPEG-2 decoder.
     
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