MCE not playing DVDs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dubstar, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    I reformatted my laptop two or so months ago, recently I popped in a DVD to play a movie and I didn't have the ability to do it.

    I'm was, and am, a little confused, but I put the OS cd (MCE) in to the drive and poked around, couldnt find what to re-install.

    Anybody know?

    :: I did a search online but I guess my keywords too general or there arent any discussions on what I'm looking for -- couldn't find a procedure anywhere.


    Thanks
     
  2. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    what you need is an mpeg2 decoder. you can get one by installing powerdvd or windvd. for something free and a lot less obtrusive, dscaler5 might work but it might not be "mce certified" or something...
     
  3. Cilix

    Cilix OSNN Junior Addict

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    WinDVD usually does the trick. If that doesnt work, try something like the K-Lite Codec Pack or the XP Codec Pack.

    K-Lite Codec
    XP Codec