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    Media Player decoder

    Hi guys just tried to play my media player (windows media player 11) and it says i do not have a compatible dvd decoder,how can i resolve this or where can i download the appropriate decoder thx

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    try installing the klite package of codecs http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm

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    DVD decoding requires a patent license from the MPEG Licensing Authority, which costs money. Generally, you install a paid DVD player application which contains the required codecs (e.g. PowerDVD) or use a patent-violating player like VLC. Or, as killie99 suggested, you get a warezed codec.

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    Is K-Lite considered Warez?

    I just use VLC..
    Last edited by Whiternoise; 12-12-2006 at 08:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    Is K-Lite considered Warez?
    Most of the files in it are completely illegal.

    Codec packs are awful anyway. Gimme control please. Oh yeah.

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    this has only happened recently why didnt we have to pay for codecs before?

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    You have always had to pay for a DVD codec/player as its down to dobly etc license which the programmers must pay to use. Usually you pick one up with you machine or DVD drive. Scan sell the nvidia codec or powerdvd/windvd for a few pounds for 2.1 or more for full 5.1 and even more for DTS.

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    Please. For the love of god. Dont use codec packs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    I'll recommend PowerDVD

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    patent-violating player like VLC.
    Theres news, I never know it violated any patents, I guess its because it can playback certain formats without additional plugins, and is free?

    If it's patent violating, and rather well known - how does it still exist, can anything be done about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mog17 View Post
    this has only happened recently why didnt we have to pay for codecs before?
    some codecs are free. some cost money. dvd playback has *always* cost money to someone somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidzer View Post
    Theres news, I never know it violated any patents, I guess its because it can playback certain formats without additional plugins, and is free?

    If it's patent violating, and rather well known - how does it still exist, can anything be done about it?
    most codecs involve some level of patent violation. ever ripped a CD using the high quality LAME MP3 encoder? that's a violation right there.

    VLC continues to exist partly because nobody's gone after it (patents must be actively protected, they don't just happen), and partly because it's developed in so many different countriesd with different policies towards patents that it'd be an absolute nightmare to even try & shut them down

    i'm not saying i don't use VLC, but it does all sorts of unlicensed things like region-free DVD playback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    ever ripped a CD using the high quality LAME MP3 encoder? that's a violation right there
    Yep, woops

    Useful info, cheers
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