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I am a novice with laptops anyway i have a toshiba tecra just put a dvd in and a caption said, cant play this dvd as you have no dvd decoder. Is this something i have to buy or download?

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Yes, You will need to purchase a software DVD Player such as the likes of Cyberlink Power DVD or Intervideo WinDVD,

However, Cyberlink and Intervideo sell Windows Media Player DVD Playback codec packages for $14.95 which will allow you to directly play DVD Movies on your PC.

This is not free since there are licensing involved in many decoder codecs.

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


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Pls i cant connect my laptop 2 the internet since i formated my system, both wireless and land.i use toshiba tecra A8-EZ8512


I guess you don't install the computer drivers.

In that case go here and download the drivers for you wifi and ethernet card according to your operating system.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=1598638&rpn=PTA83U&modelFilter=A8-EZ8512&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768664&selModel=1598638|PTA83U


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Laptop problem


footballkenn,

normally toshiba tecra has 2 type of switches for the wireless radio.

One will be the normal switch, which I think you can see it mounted on, either on the side or the front of the laptop,
another switch will be the function key on the keyboard, which require you to press the "fn" key. Check your keyboard for a wifi symbol which normally a tower with a radio wave.

Hope this help, come back if you still have the same problem, or other problem.

Your rate for my solution is much appreciated. thanks.

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When i put an audio cd in it does not play but dvd's are ok


you need to see if there is a dvd decoder installed look in media player and click on advanced and it should tell you if there is a decoder installed if not go to microsoft and download the decoder for the device good luck !!!!!

Aug 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Dvd will not play a dvd..says you have dvd decoder error problem


Little known public issue...not all DVD's are playable in all DVD drives. DVD's can be recorded in what is know as + (plus) - (minus) single and double formats. The message says that your DVD player cannot understand the DVD that you put in the player. It may play on other players. See the Wikipedia article on DVD formats at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD

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My computer wont let me watch movies now. it keeps saying something about my dvd decoder wasnt installed.


if you bought the computer new or the DVD drive new , you whould have got a CD with it , most probably with something like WinDVD or something , if you have the specific CD with DVD software on it install it , as it will enable you to watch DVD's using Windows media player etc..

if you bought the computer second hand etc.. and or cant find the cd's a free solution is to download VLC media player (Download here) the only disadvantage about using this free solution is that you will have to play the DVD's through VLC you wont be able to use windows media player etc. to play DVD's as VLC does not require decoder software to play DVD's

otherwise you can purchase software such as WinDVD and this will enable you to play using your media player of choice.

Thanks!

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Playing dvd's on pc


yes you have to instal a decoder to play dvd.
file:///D:/Driver%20&%20Software/Software/Players/klcodec325f.exe

Mar 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Hello,

If you have CD/DVD that is enclosed to the DVD rom from the vendor, you should install that specillay the Player that is build with the DVD decoder.

Any way if you wan to play movie using the PC with the DVD Rom, You can use the Player that have a multiCodec and all the Movies in the DVD can be play.

the link is here for you to download.

Media player classic
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm

VLC Movie player:
http://filehippo.com/download_vlc/

hope this help!

best regards, melnavz

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