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posted 04-04-2001 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bobbymax     
(Computers, well,there new to me) I have a pioneer dvd-115 and when I put my DVD in the drive I get the message "A DVD decoder device or decoder software is required to play movies" & that's as close as I get to my movie. I don't have a clue as to what else to do. I have windows 2000pro, and the program, Creative softmpeg, which I think I should be using to play my movie. Perhaps you need more info from me??? Anyway, cheers for now!!

posted 04-04-2001 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jr   Click Here to Email jr     
I did a search on the web and apparently Creative SoftMPEG is an MPEG1 player that lets you play Karaoke CDs, Video CDs and .MPG files. DVDs are encoded in an MPEG2 format.
Since the formats are different, you'll need the right software program for playing DVDs. The software program that you use depends on whether you employ software decoding (cpu intensive) or hardware decoding (hardware decoder card required). You didn't indicate what hardware is in your computer. You can learn about the pros and cons of each method at the following:

You can also learn about the software programs available in the download area of this site. Hope this helps.


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posted 04-05-2001 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for slamjamus   Click Here to Email slamjamus     
Sounds like what you are missing is the Software program to actually play the movie. Just because you have a dvd drive, doesnt mean you can just pop you movie in and it will automacticlly play your movie. You need a software program to play DVDs. When you bought you dvd player did it include a cd-disc program. if it did install the cd program and use it to play your movies. If not you will have to purhase these programs yourself.. Here are 2 of my favorite DVD software programs, PowerDVD and WinDVD. PowerDVD can be found @

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posted 04-07-2001 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StonerSmurf     
hmm..i have the pioneer dvd-115 and i just installed the dvd-rom popped in a dvd and it worked fine. but it varys system to system. who knows? but my audio cuts out 5 mintutes after the movie starts

posted 04-07-2001 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johntin     
What player r u using, sounds like u have only a trial version?
Obviously u should have sound 4 the full movie and I guess u realise that.
As already stated u must have a full working player, it is no good just having the hardware.

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posted 04-09-2001 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for StonerSmurf     
I am using PowerDVD 3.0 non TRIAL...i dunno...grrr

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