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Old 06-22-2005, 12:50 AM
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Help with new dvd drive in the compy

The dvd drive (it just plays dvds, cds, etc, no writing) I got in the mail yesterday I installed and it works great. Except I have no dvd decoder.

The drive came with InterActual player on it, which is a dvd player, but it has this error message saying that I need a decoder.

Is there one that I can download for free that's legal and has no viruses/trojans/spyware?

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Old 06-22-2005, 06:14 PM
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Windows Media player DVD codec download page.

I use PowerDVD myself, the download link for it is on the same page above.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:16 PM
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or try videolan
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Old 06-22-2005, 07:31 PM
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Real Alternative has a DVD codec. It uses a stripped down version of the old windows media player, plus real audio codecs. Free and has the added benifit of replacing real media player.

Download here: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...lternative.htm
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:03 AM
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thanks guys... for helping me hotrod my computer!
what I'm running-
Compaq Presario SR1200nx <whatever that alphabet soup stuff means?
2.0ghz AMD Sempron
40gig hard drive
cd burner

mods-
video card, overclocked "quite a bit"
cooling fan on video card to prevent a compy bbq
side panel removed for better cooling of all components

additions-
15 gig hard drive from old computer
512mb total ram (added a 256)
dvd drive
a led power wire splitter, function plus a soothing blue glow
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:04 AM
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side panel removed for better cooling of all components
Is that like running the aircleaner lid upside down? LOL... You should actually upgrade or add another cooling fan, because with the case open like that, you will suck in TONS of dust into the case and fans....Read that, NOT GOOD.
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Hmm, I've heard of overclocking your CPU, but never a video card! How does that work? I used to know what was what with computers, now I'm lost completely.

I quit trying to keep up when people started installing liquid cooling systems, overclocking to extremes and putting blue neon lights in thier cases. I know one guy who collects AMD stickers and has them all over the place. Reminded me too much of the ricers I guess, especially the neon lights and bragging over the size of heatsinks or some such thing. (No offense intended).

I've got a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, so no hotrodding options on that, it's got 128MB Radeon 9600 Pro video card, and 2GB RAM, its a 1.7Ghz Pentium M, and it does everything I need it to do like yesterday... plenty fast enough for me.

Good luck with the DVD's! I have a DVD rewriter but have never been able to get it to write anything.

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Old 06-30-2005, 11:37 PM
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Hmm, I've heard of overclocking your CPU, but never a video card! How does that work? I used to know what was what with computers, now I'm lost completely.

I quit trying to keep up when people started installing liquid cooling systems, overclocking to extremes and putting blue neon lights in thier cases. I know one guy who collects AMD stickers and has them all over the place. Reminded me too much of the ricers I guess, especially the neon lights and bragging over the size of heatsinks or some such thing. (No offense intended).

I have the blue neon lights since I couldn't find any normal ones, but they were a cheep ebay find and cast a soothing glow. I'm not into the water cooled things, but a bit of extra pep helps.

The AMD stickers all over is kinda cheesy, and with the software that came with my video card in the advanced of the advanced options you can de-select an option that allows manual overclocking. They also have certain programs you can download off the internet for this sometimes.
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