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nondaj

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How does one determine if your PC has a DVD Decoder already installed? I have a year old Dell system XP S 400. Following are my PC specs:

Computer Specs:

Dell XPS400 Dimension
XP-Pro Version 2002 SP2
Pentium ฎ D CPU 2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz, 2.00 GB of Ram

E Drive – Sony CD-RW CRX217 E
IDE\CD Rom Sony
F Drive – HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW
GWA4164B

Video Card – Nvidia GeForce 6800

Sound Card – Sigma Tel High Defin.
Audio CODEC

I have Window Media Classic
Nero Media Player
VLC Media Player

I still cannot view movies on my DVD. Was told one needs a DVD Decoder to do so. Can advise as to process of finding if my system already has a decoder and if not what online site would display same suitable for my PC system.
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Belinrahs

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hello nondaj

You're looking for the K-Lite Codec Pack which you can find here: http://www.codecguid...download_kl.htm

You want at least the Standard version of the pack which includes the DVD decoder codec. :)
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Or try Media Player Classic :-)

small, fast, reliable, FREE...

http://sourceforge.n...lease_id=533090
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Or try Media Player Classic :-)

small, fast, reliable, FREE...

http://sourceforge.n...lease_id=533090


Ill recommend that one too. The K-lite Pack also has all you will need.
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nondaj

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To those who suggested Win. Classic player - already have that program and it is not working. And to Belinrahs - thanks for the link to a decoder. Will go download and give that a try. Do hope it works.

Before I download and install from that link, might you know how to check to see if my PC has a decoder and I do not know how to access it being a novice re PCs? Not sure if putting on another decoder if I already have one might cause problems.
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It doesn't matter if you already have a decoder. For playing DVDs I also suggest Allplayer. Download it here: http://www.allplayer.org/en
After downloading run Liveupdate to make sure you have all the codecs.
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Hey edge2022
I just downloaded the All Player, question for you, when I click on Liveupdate a window opens on the right and it scans the system for codecs. Then I click download now and I get the blinking red box right above that asking for a donations code. Whats up with that, do you have to donate to be able to download?
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Thank you Edge 2022. Will download your suggestion also and try it too. When I get time to try a movie using one of these programs suggested will report back so others might use your suggestions if they are in need of a decoder. Again thanks to all who helped re my questions about decoders.
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Yea. I think you need to pay for the code.
You usually have all the codecs you need to play the popular formats anyways. The Liveupdate gives you a large amount of codecs for playing back rare formats.
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