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Misssing Dvd Decoder Driver


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#1 aquabird

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 06:18 AM

My son has a Sony Vaio, Laptop. Just recently when he tried to play a dvd on it, he got an error message saying that he had no dvd decoder driver. It worked in the past, what happened to it? How does he get it back? Does Nero or Power Dvd have it or window media player? He recently added a different dvd playing program, could this have caused it? Are 2 programs fighting? He uses windows XP pro.

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#2 stevealmighty

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 09:09 AM

Some of the newer DVD movies require a program to be installed on the computer before you can watch it (sorry, I can't remember the name of it). It should come on the DVD and ask you to install it when you put the movie in the comp. If not, I'd just try to upgrade the player(s) that you're using. Rumor around the mill has it that Disney (along with other movie companies) are making it so that movies won't play in DVD players on computers to help prevent illegal reproduction of movies. Not sure if that's the case for you or not. If all else fails, I'd uninstall and reinstall the movie players that you're using.

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