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Poppa John
18-07-2008, 08:15 PM
Hi All.
DVDs that play on a player & into the TV rarely work on the computer.

Why?

A different "Language"?

How can I make it work?

Thanks PJ.

PS...XPHome & an Imation DVD External RW unit. In the Tin Box..ASUS DVD RW Unit. pj

DeSade
18-07-2008, 08:25 PM
You probably need a codec
This is a good one

http://yatoshi.com/en/index.php?p=downloads

Poppa John
18-07-2008, 08:33 PM
OK Thanks. What does a "Codec" Do? PJ.

DeSade
18-07-2008, 08:42 PM
A codec is a device or program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal. The word codec may be a combination of any of the following: 'compressor-decompressor', 'coder-decoder', or 'compression/decompression algorithm

Basically it one or a series of little control file/s that recognize the encoding on a DVD

Poppa John
18-07-2008, 08:51 PM
OK Thanks, I will try it. PJ

DeSade
18-07-2008, 09:00 PM
You shouldn't need to do any configuring.
Just install it then run your DVD with whatever player software you have.

Poppa John
18-07-2008, 09:29 PM
Thanks. All done & dusted. Works ok. Had some DVDs given the other day & now I can play them at my work station. PJ.

DeSade
18-07-2008, 09:46 PM
Glad its sorted :)

pcuser7895
18-07-2008, 11:51 PM
it bit too late, bit it could of been ur MPEG thing
i updated codecs but it didn't work my computer can only play
MPEG or older formats(i think)

Myth
19-07-2008, 09:31 AM
A bit late, but:

codec

(1) Short for compressor/decompressor, a codec is any technology for compressing and decompressing . Codecs can be implemented in , hardware, or a combination of both. Some popular codecs for computer video include MPEG, Indeo, and Cinepak.
Quoted from here (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/codec.htm)

Poppa John
19-07-2008, 09:45 AM
I used DeSade's link & it worked fine. PJ


PS Hi Myth. PJ

Myth
19-07-2008, 09:48 AM
Heya PJ... hows the hot bread tasting today? :p

Mmmmmmm hot bread and melted butter....
/me looks at expanding waistline :crying

Poppa John
19-07-2008, 10:40 AM
It's not the hot bread & butter as does it. It is the fruit cake. And I have a neighbour to prove it!!! But then he is big all over. Best not to rile him.
PJ ;)