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The_Shadow_630

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Recently, I bought a computer from a private owner that already had a DVD player installed. If you need the specs just ask. The OS on it is Windows XP Pro SP2. Upon trying to make sure that everything worked like it was supposed to, I found that hte DVD player would play a DVD, but only the audio of that DVD. It would not show the video. Instead of the video it is supposed to show, it shows a visualization just like it would if i had inserted a CD into the drive. Thinking that it might be a problem with the drive itself, I bought a new DVD drive to put in it. I installed this new drive, hooked it up to the power and IDE cables just like normal, turned the computer on, tested the DVD drive and found that it was doing the same thing. I am using PowerDVD as the player program currently. I know that the DVD is good because it will play on my other computer just fine. I just cannot figure out what is wrong with this thing. I have never run across anything like this before. That being said, any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Edited by The_Shadow_630, 21 December 2006 - 11:03 AM.

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fleamailman

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I don't think it is the DVD, it is not having the right codex I think

anyways, I watch almost everything now with vlc because it plays almost anything, it is free too link below but the other idea is to find the right codexes that go with power DVD, have you been to powerDVD's site

vlc
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Edited by fleamailman, 21 December 2006 - 11:30 AM.

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Thanks, I downloaded that player program and everything works just fine. I really appreciate the help.
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