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By captaind34 ·
I'm running Windows ME

What do it mean when you try to watch a DVD in the DVD-ROM and you get a message "To use DVD Player you need to installed either software DVD decode or a hardware DVD decoder."

Thanks for your help.

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by timwalsh In reply to Window ME DVD

It means just what it says, you must install either a software or a hardware DVD decoder before you can play any DVDs. Usually this decoder is part of the software package included with the DVD player.

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by joe In reply to Window ME DVD

If you actually have a DVD cdrom than you will need a program like WINDVD to play the DVD's. If you bought the DVD player and installed it than look for the software cd, if not than look at the manuf. website for the software. There are some shareware DVD players out there. HTH.

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by TheChas In reply to Window ME DVD

As stated, you need either a hardware (plug-in card) or software DVD decoder.

If this was a retail packaged drive, the software should have come with the drive.

If not, check the CD for your video card.
Many (ATI in particular) include a DVD player with the card.

Otherwise, your lowest cost option is a software decoder.
I have seen both WinDVD and Power DVD for under $10 on various web-tailer sites.

Chas

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