DVD codecs for windows 7?

DVD codecs for windows 7?

Postby Majik » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:29 am

OK,I've tried a couple other forums,don't know why I didn't think of our own.
My brother in law has an Acer netbook with Windows 7 Starter version.
He has an external dvd player. I can't get a dvd to play on the darn thing.I've installed a couple of different coded files but nothing seems to work.Any suggestions?
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Re: DVD codecs for windows 7?

Postby pesetas » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:53 pm

No clue Majik. I believe Power DVD came with my Windows 7 and you can also dl it for free I think.
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Re: DVD codecs for windows 7?

Postby MacK » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:07 pm

You could try this:

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread ... &t=2167360

Other than that, I am not sure what to tell you...
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Re: DVD codecs for windows 7?

Postby {OF}MillerTime » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:48 pm

does it recognize the dvd player? are you trying to watch an HD movie the the netbook GPU can't do? you could try the tech site for the dvd player.
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Re: DVD codecs for windows 7?

Postby Majik » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:43 am

It recognizes the drive,if that's what you mean. It wasn't HD dvds we were trying.I tried two different ones. The drive works fine, I'm just missing the codecs for playing dvd files for windows media player, and I could'nt find any other media playing progrtams that worked. He has gone back home now,and I know lkonger have the netbook to play around with, but I ended up telling him to buy a dvd playing program from Roxio.
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Re: DVD codecs for windows 7?

Postby StrongMAD » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:38 pm

I believe VLCPlayer should work:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Re: DVD codecs for windows 7?

Postby Majik » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:30 pm

Strong, thanks.I believe it should work too, but it didn't. I don't know if its because its windows 7 Starter version or what. Banged my head against the wall a few days over this, but finally gave up.
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