Windows vista includes a dvd decoder,but..........

, posted: 1-Feb-2007 13:18

I just found out that windows vista does include a free dvd decoder,but it is only available in windows vista home premium and windows vista ultimate.This is great for people who have these editions of windows vista.
 For those who are running Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows Vista Business,you have to purchase a 3rd party dvd decoder I'm afraid.

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Comment by Justin Making, on 2-Feb-2007 14:21

Do you know if it can be configured to use hardware mpeg decoding?


Comment by pozac, on 2-Feb-2007 15:47

I'll keep all my old software for as long as it is feasable...Pozac


Comment by David, on 4-Feb-2007 16:58

Um.



Its called VLC - look into it. Plays DVDs, CDs, xvid, divx, mkv, anything really.



Works with Vista. Problem solved.



Quit your whining.



http://www.videolan.org/vlc/


Comment by Travis, on 9-Feb-2007 20:19

Yes, I just found out about this missing codec the hard way.



I have a brand-new Dell with Vista Business on it and I desperately need to get Media Player 11 to play DVDs, so I can do my CBT (Computer Based Training).



I have gone to the "official" multi-vendor Website which Microsoft refers everybody to for DVD codec plugins for MP 11 and after exhaustive research (including personally contacting the companies listed there one-by-one) have determined that all of their offerings are only XP-compatible, and NOT Vista-compatible.



http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx



From there I've haunted the Microsoft Media Player Forums and just about everywhere else I can think of, but no one has been forthcoming about where a "true" Vista-compatible DVD codec can be procured.



Is it possible to somehow download the one which Microsoft rolled into the so-called "media versions" of Vista?



From my research that's just about the only option we have left, at least until all these other major developers get off the pot and bang some of these much-needed DVD codecs out.



Please advise on how to solve this real pain-in-the-a** dilemma, which looks like a huge oversight on Microsoft's part.


Comment by Gary, on 22-Feb-2007 09:12

"Um.

Its called VLC - look into it. Plays DVDs, CDs, xvid, divx, mkv, anything really.

Works with Vista. Problem solved.

Quit your whining.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ "



Yes this player is good, but there are ocassional dvd's that just won't play right with it. So far the best vista player for Business version I have found comes with Nero 7 premium, nero showtime. It's a little expensive for those that actually decide to buy it, but its worth it.


Comment by Gary, on 22-Feb-2007 09:13

"Um.

Its called VLC - look into it. Plays DVDs, CDs, xvid, divx, mkv, anything really.

Works with Vista. Problem solved.

Quit your whining.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/



Yes this player is good, but there are ocassional dvd's that just won't play right with it. So far the best vista player for Business version I have found comes with Nero 7 premium, nero showtime. It's a little expensive for those that actually decide to buy it, but its worth it.


Comment by donovan, on 22-Feb-2007 17:15

i have the sane problem after installing vista basic i can't play dvd's anymore.from searching for a sollution it looks like vista premium and vista ultimate doesn't have that problem and they are trying to get you to spend more money to upgrade. Is there any third party software known that will install on vista basic and playy dvd's ?

It's really a DILEMA I SHOULD HAVE STAYED WITH XP SERVICE PACK 2 !!


Comment by Nolfese, on 2-Mar-2007 08:09

I had the same problem (Vista Basic) but tried the VLC player as suggested - works fine. Interestingly Windows Media Player hasn't picked up the codec, oh well, can't have everything.


Comment by Tjukken, on 31-Mar-2007 22:48

hm... vlc player cant play a movie here.

its one i made on another pc. and it works there.

some reason it is acctuly showed as music. and sounds plays ok. even in wmp after inst a codec.



even dvd's are the same.. soun is ok but video is just white...

and this is a pc i build for my bro...

cant even find a nero trial.. to se if that works... i think it does.. but want to try first..


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