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DVD-ROM without software

By SAEWestside ·
OK, I bought a Quality DVD-ROM about 2 months ago. It works great so far with reagular CDs, but wont play DVDs cause I don't have the software. I've seen these DVD Decoders at the place I bought the DVD ROM, but its about as expensive as the ROM itself. Do I need this DVD Decoder, or do I just need some software? If it is software, where do I get it?

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by richard_barsby In reply to DVD-ROM without software

Hi if your system is grater than 400MHZ then you could try Cyberlinks power DVD.

www.gocyberlink.com

Hope this helps

Rich

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by Diamond Dan In reply to DVD-ROM without software

to add some more info, the DVD decoder is a hardware card that will decode the DVD format for viewing on your pc. There are also software decoders, but they use your system resources (CPU and RAM) to decode the formatting. If you have a fast enough system with enough RAM you should be fine with just a software decoder. A Pentium II 450 with 128Mb ram should be about the lowest you should go to use just a software decoder.

Also, some newer video cards have a hardware DVD decoder on the card, which saves the need to worry about system speed and resources.

Both PowerDVD and WinDVD are good software programs to use that have DVD decoding.

enjoy your movies
-dan

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