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Discussion in 'Dell' started by Tawrena, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. Tawrena

    Tawrena Newbie

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 1150.
    I can no longer play dvd's on it. It says I am missing a decoder.
    I don't know what happend to the decoder I had.
    Does anyone know what it was called so I can search for it?
    Would it be on any of the softward that came with my purchase?
    Quite frustrating.

    Thank you.
     
  2. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Notebook Deity

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    Hello and welcome.

    Hm, did you do something lately? Like reformatiing? or installing new softwares?

    JC
     
  3. CeeNote

    CeeNote Notebook Virtuoso

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    You just need to install a dvd player software such as Cyberlink Power DVD or Intervideo WinDVD. That should fix your problem.
     
  4. booger

    booger Notebook Consultant

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    NetBrakr has a good point. Did you change anything? When did it stop working?
     
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    lancorp Notebook Virtuoso

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    Reezin14 Crimson Mantle Commander

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    I had the same problem after I installed a new DVD drive, used the link above and things are just fine now.
     
  7. jhu

    jhu Notebook Geek

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    You can circumvent the need for a decoder by using VLC media player -

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    It's a really nifty little app that plays almost every video format, including FLV (from Youtube, google video etc..). To play your DVD, pop the DVD in and find the mpeg files on the disc.
     
  8. JeffreyDJ

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    I use DiVX Player. I haven't had very good luck with FLV Player.
     
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