Originally posted by ekÆsine
what operating system is this you are using? that card is very old, you may not find drivers for the newer operating systems and even the generic drivers may not work. search the manufacturer website for drivers to download
sorry, I forgot to mention my OS. it's wndows 98, 2nd ed. now that you mention it, I did have trouble finding drivers that said they were specificaly for this card, but I have been extensivly testing it out on Serious Sam the past couple of days, and it works beautifully, so I would think that the drivers are good. I'm not sure what I got (being that I got it from a site unaffiliated with Diamond, may they rest in peace), but I know it works for the 3d. if, however, this card has built in dvd decoding as well, then I would probably need to basically look for the whole software package the thing would have come with originally, right?
that last scenario I don't think is the case though, since I sold computer hardware when this card was released, and I don't recall onboard dvd decoding as one of it's features. I could be wrong though.
to Inaris: I should probably look into getting a decoder card, but I still have some very good reasons to see if I can get it to work via software-
a) I have actualy watched dvd movies on my friends computer when he stil had it, and since everything related to dvd functionality from a hardware standpoint is the same--with the exception of the processor speed and the memory, which are respectivly faster and better--if it isn't working now then I want to know why. it suggests that I am doing something wrong, and I'd just like to know what. I'm sure you guys can all relate to the riddle-solving aspect of computer repair. it just eats at ya until you got it solved.
b) I won't be going anywhere tomorrow on account of snow (and not even the fun stuff that snowballs and snowmen can be made of, no, I'm talking about a layer of that harsh sandy stuff, covered by a crunchy shell of sleet), so why not try and get this to work?
c) I'm really, really, seriously, super broke right now, so unless I can literally pick a decoder card up for pennies I've got more important things to spend my money on than getting my computer to do something that I already have another electronic device to do.
and I won't be going linux anytime soon here either. all of my favorite software is on windows. if I run into another discarded computer that I can frankenberry up with the leftover parts from this mix-and-match, then I will toss a coin. if heads, then it will be a linux machine, and I will have fun learning linux. if tails, I will stick counterstrike on there and network it with my other computer.