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Can not play dvd

How to play dvd? how to get a dvd decoder

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Hi You have to install a DVD program on your PC try with this program here you can download it. You chose from witch of the folowing link you download the program. Good Luck.

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Can not play dvds lately. its telling me I need a compatable decoder. It was playing dvds until lately

Try the X-VID decoder you can download it here :

Copy and paste link to the search bar at the top of your browser.

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Why is the lap top telling me i need a decoder to watch a movie

DVDs are one of the most popular types of media sold today. They hold feature length motion pictures, videos, audio and countless other types of media such as software and data. DVD's not only can be played in stand alone DVD players, but also most computers have a DVD drive. If a DVD includes media such as a feature length motion picture, this media has been encoded and sometimes compressed. In order for this type of DVD to be played on a computer's DVD drive, the data on the DVD must first be decoded; this is done with computer software which are know as Decoder. It should be noted that there are many types of DVD formats, hence several types of encoder programs to make a DVD accessible to computer users.

DVD's encode data in a variety of ways. For instance Dolby Digital data requires a Dolby Digital decoder. The same is true with DTS (Digital Theater System). These are both audio data that require decoding, but many video images stored on a DVD also require decoding including
MPEG (this is the most popular video format for DVD's). It should be noted that in order to play a standard DVD, the DVD player is not enough, you also need the software to decode the images making the data fully functional.

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Dvd decoder not installedhow can i install it??need a answer immediately

If it's about you not being able to play DVD's with your media player, it's because you need a media player capable of doing that - i use  .
Click on Windows, in the next window select the closest location to you, select Save (nor Run) and wait for it to completely download, close the browser and launch the installer, set it as your default media player. 
When the install is finished just play whatever you want with it.

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I burn with windows media but cd wont play in any cd player

hi you lost decoder driver on you pc . you get free software decoder , and get play any dvd/cd . you download free software decoder and install and ready play.

Jun 10, 2009 | Lite On LH-20A1H DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Decoder want let dvd play

The software technology used to decoded the format used by DVD's is owned, and has to be purchased in order to decode and playback the content. Hardware manufactures already have paid for this license for your "on-the-shelf-dvd player". You have another option... to download a DVD Player that includes a pre-licensed decoder.

Download this codec pack...

Then, open the program called "Media Player Classic" that the mentioned codec pack will install.

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I can,t able to play dvd's on window media player 11 becoz i think i dont have dvd decoder for that but i have installed dvd decoder from net it was ''dvd decoder pack for windows xp'' but when i installed...

well you can download the vlc program which can easily play the all format videos........this program u can download it from here

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Dvd decoder

u need DVD decoder like PowerDVD or WinDVD to play the DVD. first transfer the DVD movie into someother media which ur system can read like external hard disc, and watch the movie with the Decoder u have installed in ur system

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Dvd decoder

I believ you can find a decoder at Keep in mind that DVD burning software will work even if you don't have a burner, just delet the icon from the desk top for burning, your media play will use the decoder in it. The burning software has a decoder in order to read then burn.

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Decoder missing, can't play dvd

Your DVD drive should have included a dvd playing software, such as WinDVD or PowerDVD. If it didn't, you may need to purchase one of these or install the Elecard DVD Codec for free. This link may work:

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