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    If I were you I would stay away from those codec pck, they are known to cause crappy playback and other strange problems
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    Fixing dvd volume issue

    The reason your dvd volume is so low is because DVD audio is AC3 audio. You need to go into control panel, AC3 settings and tweak the master volume up a bit. I normally tweak mine up 10dB or so. Also, klite codec packs are great for heaps of xvid, divx movies etc, but will not help you as a DVD decoder. on the Codec pack front I personally have found DefilerPak to be superior to the k-lite codecs.

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    DVD decoders

    Also in the Home theatre PC community forums that I frequent, the nVidia DVD decoder is by far the most highly acclaimed!

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    haak - Thank you, this is very good info. One question... in the control panel, where can I find AC3 audio?

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    AC3 in the control panel

    It's actually called "AC3 Filter", its the first item in my control panel. If you don't have it you can install it by installing the defilerpak I've previously mentioned. If you don't want to install a whole other load of codecs, download DefilerPak, and just go through setup only checking "AC3Filter" to install. Whalah DVD audio controls in your control panel.

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    All I keep getting for wmp is "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer."

    please help.

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    I have installed codec's and they dont seem to do anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Escalade182
    I have installed codec's and they dont seem to do anything...

    What codecs have you installed ?
    Have you tried installing a dvd "player" such as PowerDVD / WinDVD ?
    Mixing codec-packs is a no-no, it's not a case of the more the merrier.

    Try and uninstall everyithing and then just install one pack that you trust.
    Now a lot of people would say "oh no... codec packs are evil", well, I use my own since I got tired of installing a bunch of codecs manually every single time... it does exactly the same job as I used to do manually, but now its compiled with a script into an .exe installer does that make it evil ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by coucouillu
    Does anybody knows VLC (Video Lan)
    As a player it's not very good, as a concept, it's very good.
    Good for some, worthless for others, pointless in CF.

    /M

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