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Daft question (I never have played dvd's on my pc) but is it true that a good graphics card can play dvd movies (not copied/ripped ones) using windows media player 10 without any 3rd part dvd software, whereas a really cheap graphics card win need something like Windvd?


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johndixon said:
Daft question (I never have played dvd's on my pc) but is it true that a good graphics card can play dvd movies (not copied/ripped ones) using windows media player 10 without any 3rd part dvd software, whereas a really cheap graphics card win need something like Windvd?
What? For playing DVDs first-off you need a codec. Some GFX might come with their own. Once that is installed, WMP & Media Center can play any DVD :)
 
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Is Windvd a codec?
I'm no expert (in this area) but its a software with a MPEG-2 decoder (say the codec). This means you can playback DVD movies on your PC from any media playing software e.g. WMP as long as WinDVD is installed ;)
 
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hp7909 said:
I'm no expert (in this area) but its a software with a MPEG-2 decoder (say the codec). This means you can playback DVD movies on your PC from any media playing software e.g. WMP as long as WinDVD is installed ;)


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