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#1 Jombee

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:23 PM

Has anyone gotten this error.
I have downloaded the MPC program from sourceforge or wherever, and when I try to open the DVD it says it cannot find it.
the disk is in the drive, it's running windows XP.
is there any other relevant information that you would need?

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:59 PM

Is it just one dvd or all? If it's just one, the dvd might be scratched or something.

Are you using the media player classic in the XP Codec Pack? You can find it here.
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XP_Codec_Pack.htm

I have used the one from SourceForge before. Then I ran across this one. It's great.

More info here:
http://www.xpcodecpack.com/

It says to install GSpot or Avi codec first, but I haven't done that and I have no problems at all.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 04:41 PM

Are you sure it's the Media Player Classic? If you're sure it's that, then I would imagine you may need some codecs installed. The only place I rely on for audio/video codecs is:
FREE Codecs
http://www.free-codecs.com

Put your dvd in and try to use whatever else you have to view movies. As a matter of fact, download:
VideoLan:
http://www.videolan.org

If you still have problems playing movies using that, then you have an issue with your dvd player drivers or something else. But, if Media Player Classic doesn't play it, AND VideoLan doesn't play it either, the problem is definitely on your end, and more than likely, it's a software/driver issue.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:33 PM

thanks guys,
a little back history.
This is for a corporate laptop, and regulations are pretty strict about what can and cannot be installed on the system.
It is not for me, but for one of the users I support, officially company policy for playing dvd's is "we do not support it" but I was trying to help this guy out a bit.
He's running XP SP2, with all of the updates. I would imagine there are no codecs other than the MS one's that are installed by default.

mommabear, nope it's just the standalone MPC, I really would rather not have to install anything on this machine... paper trail and all that. I can give him admin rights to install it himself, but I think that would just lead to more problems.

walkman, you may be right. it's probably a driver issue.

but does anyone know if dell laptops should be able to play DVD's right out of the box??

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 06:58 PM

If you think I may be right.... continue on thinking this too....

Your very actions may be monitored, and if I were you, I would discontinue the trying to do someone a favor..... That someone may be the very one trying to set you up.

Don't do things like that on computers you have no right to do it on... Have you ever heard of key loggers? If you haven't, it means that every-single key you press on that computer is recorded... key for key.

Don't jeopardize your job and career on doing this.... you may thank me/us later on down the line.

And... it's advised that no one else helps you with doing this. If they do, at least it won't me me, on this topic.... because I'm giving you all the help you need right now. Just read this post again,,, and let it soak in.

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Just to answer your last question in the last post (no harm in doing that) every computer is ready to play movies.... right out of the box, especially with a dvd player already installed, and even with Windows Media Player.

Edited by Walkman, 07 February 2007 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 09:21 AM

once again, you're probably right walkman, but all of our jobs are being sent over to India in a few months.
But I'll keep that in mind, it's probably why the other guys told me to tell him to screw.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 09:24 AM

In general, if it came with a DVD drive, then it'll be able to play DVD's (otherwise, why put them in?). Depends on the age of the Dell. I'd suggest a visit to the Dell site with the exact model number.
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