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    Help with playing DVD's in the dvd on my computer

    I get an error message up saying that it needs a "compatible dvd decoder". If i click on web help it tells me i have 3 options that i could pay for plug in to sort the problem. Has anyone got a FREE alternative or is it not working because i have done something wrong.

    I have only had this problem since i have gone from XP to VISTA

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    have you got a software dvd player e.g. media player or power dvd?

    did you originally have power dvd or windvd installed? you need a software decoder as windows media player doesnt decode dvd as far as i know

    I hear a lot of people go for media player classic - don't think it's anything to do with the Microsoft one - and i believe it's a free download. Failing that there's always VLC player too

    ]vlc ......

    which version of vista are you running? just looked here webuser.co.uk/spe…tml and apparently only basic doesnt have a dvd decoder in it

    Original Poster

    jayhab;1845117

    have you got a software dvd player e.g. media player or power dvd?


    I used to have the power dvd and it just used to come up when i inserted the disc so i had no problem.
    I googled the error message and tried to download something and before it would continue it told me i have real player installed and this was an alternative SO i then tried to open the dvd in real player but got the same message in that. I dont know that much about computers so im a bit stuck. I tend to just keep trying different things to get it to work so i will try your suggestion below for starters thanks

    ps. that avatar picture or yours jayhab just freaks me out:|

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    united002;1845154

    which version of vista are you running? just looked here … which version of vista are you running? just looked here http://www.webuser.co.uk/specials/170426.html and apparently only basic doesnt have a dvd decoder in it


    Yes im am only running basic

    have you got the power dvd disc? or was it pre installed? if you have install that

    Original Poster

    united002;1845209

    have you got the power dvd disc? or was it pre installed? if you have … have you got the power dvd disc? or was it pre installed? if you have install that


    Thanks for that, i will have a look through my draw and see if i still have the power dvd:)

    Maybe it's just vista. There are a few problems with it...

    miffy121;1845230

    Thanks for that, i will have a look through my draw and see if i still … Thanks for that, i will have a look through my draw and see if i still have the power dvd:)



    your welcome :thumbsup:

    The cole2k media pack from here cole2k.net/ includes dvd decoders, media player classic and a number of other useful codecs...

    Original Poster

    I have downloaded VLC and i have got it to work on their thanks everyone
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