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I have windows media center edition 2005. Im trying to make DVDs run in media center. I have power dvd installed but when i try and watch a dvd in media center it just keeps trying to read the dvd. I need to get this to work. I have other third party dvd players but i know this one worked before. Is there any configuration setting i have to look for? any ideas on how to go about this?
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through my research...there are no free dvd decoders for windows media player...if you have other dvd software..why would you want to play the dvds through media player?
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well im creating a demo machine for windows media center 2005. I need everything in the media center program to work.
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then you will probably have to purchase a dvd decoder....or research it on the MS site
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http://www.microsoft...aspx#DVDDecoder
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yeah you have to buy a third party dvd decoder. I have power dvd 5 and that doesnt work. I built another demo machine though and it did work.
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microsoft is a real pain, why cant anything be done the easy way.
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