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Old 12-30-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
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i have a compaq presario 1200 running on windows 2000. whenever i try to play a dvd it says i need to download a dvd decoder. does anybody know where to download a dvd decoder for free or a good cheep one.
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:47 PM   #2
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Look here http://www.free-codecs.com/guides/Ho...ws_XP_2000.htm
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:14 AM   #3
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or you can try VLC media player..it's totally free and plays most dvds and a bunch of other movie formats...i can't remember the link but just google it and you'll find it! I've been using it for about 6 months, no problems..it's a good alternative for when microsoft screws you out of being able to play dvds just because you didn't buy the media center...f bill gates is what i say!
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yea vlc is great. you can play all the popular formats and a few other ones aswell. its also got a good selection of settings
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:29 PM   #5
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i searched and searched by never found any good dvd plug-ins that were free that worked with windows media player, so VLC is probably your best bet as the others have recommended.
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