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1slipperyfish
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: codec problems???? Reply with quote

i used m$ media player 10 for the first time last night to look at a dvd and it couldn't play it and said i had to go to another site and pay for a codec to play it Shocked what's all that about, as you know i love uncle bills distro as much as mandriva but that's taking the p##s!!!!!!!!!
i have to say though that the dvd was from a friend at work who had "backed up a copy" of it
still having to pay Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: RE: codec problems???? Reply with quote

You get the codec when you install something like WinDVD or PowerDVD... which often comes free when you buy a DVD drive or a new PC.

And once you have one of those, why would you want to use Media Mangler to play DVDs ?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i haven't got either that's why i was using it, when he "backed it up" he took the files and copied them seperately rather than making an image of the disc and as it wouldn't work in his player and casualty or some rubbish was being watched on our tv i had no other option Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
i haven't got either that's why i was using it, when he "backed it up" he took the files and copied them seperately rather than making an image of the disc and as it wouldn't work in his player and casualty or some rubbish was being watched on our tv i had no other option Crying or Very sad
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This is one of the reasons often given by newbies for abandoning Linux....
Oh sorry, did you say WINDOWS wouldn't play DVDS without downloading a Codec ?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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