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Old 07-11-2007, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default help with newly finished build... (DVD codec?)

hey all,

i just finished my build and was distressed to find out that i am unable to play DVD's with my new rig! whenever i try with WMP 11, it gives me an error message saying i dont have the right codec installed to decode the dvd.... i tried downloading a few things that looked promising but they failed to fix it...i was wondering if there is a good site that will give me the right codec to play DVD's with... most my specs are listed in my sig below, but if you need more info about my rig, just ask...

also, i was wondering if there were any important things that i should do now that i have my computer running... ive already played with the BIOS, and though i dont know all that much about that sort of thing, it seemed pretty basic and i think i set it up all right... also i installed anti-spyware, and office suite.... but is there anything else i need to do to/download/configure/install on my new comp?

thanx - RK
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well to answer your question with a bad one solution...there are a TON of things you can do. I've been building mine for 10 years and I'm still learning.

DVD codec? didn't you get one with your dvd-rom?
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congrats on your system...cant wait for mines...but yeah...what cha wanna do is download bittorrent...that program lets download torrents files....after downloading the programs and installing it go to torrentspy.com search from "dvd codec" and download it...make sure you download the ones that have a green bar, that bar mean it has seeders, more seeders, download is faster....after doin that it will save in your bittorent folder...scan all downloads b4 opening it...after scanning and everything is safe, go ahead and open it follow the rest your go to go...good luck...you can do the same with software, mp3, programs, and movies.
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hahaha ya, i know how to bitorrent lol... but i wasnt aware you could use it to look for codecs... is there a specific codec i should be looking for in order to play DVD's with WMP 11?

and my question about what else to do with my comp i guess mainly regards system configuration advice, important programs/updates/patches, and the like... its my first build, but ive been a computer user and gamer for years, so im more than familiar with things like getting a torrent program and such, im kind of looking for more important things lol, but i guess its my bad for not specifying...

ill also double check my cd's and see if the one my DVD drive came with has a one with a codec on it...

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Do you have PowerDVD? That program usually plays everything.
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Do you have PowerDVD? That program usually plays everything.
even without a codec?

and i would like my media player to work anyways, so.... - RK
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i think vlc media player works with dvd's?????
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Yes vlc mp works with dvds, but you shouldn't bother with that. Just download the k-lite mega codec pack.
Free-Codecs.com : Download K-Lite Codec Pack 3.25 FULL, K-Lite Codec Pack 3.25 STANDARD, K-Lite Codec Pack 3.25 BASIC : K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools
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go to microsofts site, I am pretty sure there are a lot of codecs for divx and dvd formats.
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go to microsofts site, I am pretty sure there are a lot of codecs for divx and dvd formats.
i was SHOCKED because this was the first thing i thought to do, but low and behold, microsoft makes you PAY to download the codecs from third-parties just so you can play DVD's...

ill try the codec pack and see if that fixes anything, but i also installed Nero and in the bundle came a codec that fixed my Media Player woes, but i still have issues with some other programs not working, so ill dl the ones suggested...

i was reading in another forum about a program called Rivatuner.... is that something i would want to help fine-tune my rig? its suggestions for things like that that im also looking for in this thread.... thanx - J
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