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Microsoft media player (rant)

Stupid bloody windows
Stupid bloody media player

Here is the deal. I buy a new computer with DVD ROM after having read somewhere that media player can play DVD's. Curl up in bed just before, wham in a DVD and now it reckons i need to download (and purchase) a decoder. WHAT A LOAD OF SHIT.

Im assuming this problem has been confronted my many people before, I've already gone looking for a cr@cked decoder...if anyone knows a easy fix please post something here or PM me

I have just about had enough of Mr Bill Gates and his company....imagine if he was controlling revenue raising for our government

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doesn't winamp have a decoder?

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Stupid bloody windows
Stupid bloody media player

Here is the deal. I buy a new computer with DVD ROM after having read somewhere that media player can play DVD's. Curl up in bed just before, wham in a DVD and now it reckons i need to download (and purchase) a decoder. WHAT A LOAD OF SHIT.

Im assuming this problem has been confronted my many people before, I've already gone looking for a cr@cked decoder...if anyone knows a easy fix please post something here or PM me

I have just about had enough of Mr Bill Gates and his company....imagine if he was controlling revenue raising for our government
Windows media player 9 will play DVD's provided you have the right codecs and the program is up to date patch wise. WMP wouldn't play a DVD for me till very recently when it prompted me to update.

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yep i can play DVD with WMP
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don't ever believe a microsoft product to work properly without an injection of cash. try and get power dvd...works good.

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Look for a program called PowerDVD, its freeware I'm pretty sure. Also look for kLite (I think that's the name, or k something lite) codec pack, its got basically support for any conceivable video file.

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http://www.videolan.org/

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Re: Microsoft media player (rant)

Basically you need a codec for MPEG-2 playback. Once you have it installed, you should be able to use WMP for DVD playback. I personally use Power DVD, but that isn't freeware - the trial version is limited to 30 mins playback. Should be easy to get off Kazaa

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i had the same trouble after a reinstall, but i have the codec you need. whats your email?

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This is the best program you'll ever use.

It plays all formats including Quicktime, xVid, DivX, etc.

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