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    DVD Playback Question.

    This is prolly a stupid / simple question... When I tried to play a DVD for the first time just for grins I just get a black screen in FP... When I try in media player I get something like "no decoder available" or "no hardware decoder" or something like that..

    What am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    What am I missing?
    A DVD codec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    This is prolly a stupid / simple question... When I tried to play a DVD for the first time just for grins I just get a black screen in FP... When I try in media player I get something like "no decoder available" or "no hardware decoder" or something like that..

    What am I missing?
    Either DVD player software such as PowerDVD, or perhaps codecs. Search for either at a download site

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    Didn't your DVD drive come with software? Usually PowerDVD or Windvd, if your lucky your nVidia video card came with NVDVD (supposely the best decoder aval) Install one of them.

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    codec my friend - if you don't have the software, there are a few free (yet janky) dvd players on download.com...

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    Well what exactly do you mean by yanky? That they will play dvd's like crap or what?
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    Just used WMP to play DVD's.
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    they'll play dvd's, just not the best player (interface, video/audio options etc.)

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