Free DVD Decoders Anyone?!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lancer, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Does anyone know of any good free dvd decoders?

    i'd love a quick reply otherwise, i'm gonna have to buy one in a minutre

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  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    VLC (www.videolan.org/vlc) includes the library necessary to play DVD's, but if you're looking for decoders for other media players (like the ones WinDVD or PowerDVD provide), I don't think there are any.
     
  3. logisticprism

    logisticprism Time Dr. Freeman?

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    i agree with netryder. videolan is one of the greatest free programs i've ever used. definitely look into it.
     
  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    VideoLAN is amazing, I haven't seen a video file I haven't been able to play in VideoLAN.
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I been using Showtime from Nero. Cyberlink Powerdvd is good also .. They are not free of course.
     
  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Though it's probably been posted enough I vote for VLC :classic:
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Anyone else want to jump onto the VLC-recommending wagon? [​IMG]
     
  8. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    Kazaalite mega kodec pack has 4 different ones...
     
  9. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I would strongly suggest staying away from any kind of "codec packs" but it's up to you. Most, if not all of them, cause a complete mess when you have to uninstall them.
     
  10. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    The good thing about Klite mage Kodec pack is that you can install only what you need such as the dvd decoder and leave the rest out. I only install the dvd decoder and the real and quick time plugin. why instal real player or quick time.
     
  11. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    ok :lick:
     
  12. Keshik

    Keshik OSNN Addict

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    yes yes yes...I will too :D :devious:
     
  13. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Sorry Guys After I Posted This I Search For Dvd Encoders So I Download The Vlc, Its Very Good, But Another Question, Does It Play All Regions Or Just 1, Because When I Put In A Uk Dvd Region 2 I Think, It Doesn't Play.
     
  14. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    But thats so '90s :laugh:
     
  15. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I believe VLC is region free .. if your seeing a region it's your hardware (aka DVD drive). If you feel brave you can look for programs to make your DVD drive region free. :classic:
     
  16. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Check out DVD Region + CSS Free, that does the trick normaly (its not free, but there is a trial)
     
  17. penguin

    penguin g0t r00t?

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    I will put my vote in for VLC. :lick:
     
  18. LPDad

    LPDad OSNN Addict

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    Free Apps

    DVD Decrypter: http://www.dvddecrypter.com/

    AND the Best:

    DVD Shrink: http://www.dvdshrink.org/where.html

    DVD Shrink Tutorials: http://www.dvdshrink.info/guides.php , http://www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink/

    Allow you to rip to your harddrive, Remove Regions and make near perfect BACKUPS of your DVDs.....Very Easily.

    I know you were looking for Decoders, but these are very useful proggies, especially if you have Kids (like I do....they destroy DVDs....so I must make a Backup...so they do not ruin my Original DVDs.)
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Correct, it's region free (a blessing on OSX ;)) both my drives are region locked, as is the "DVD Player" for OSX, but I use VLC to watch my Region 1 and 3 discs all the time :)