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ANYDVD Decoder

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by hamr, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. hamr

    hamr Member

    HELP I am using Windows Media Player 10 or Windows Media Center on my Dell E310. They WILL NOT play a store bought DVD. They say "no decoder installed or decoder malfunctioning". I installed ANYDVD Decoder. Still the same! I also purchased another decoder with same results before this and removed it. I have tried everything--help---The WMP does not recognize the DVD being in the drive. It just says "no decoder present". Music CD's and the like work fine.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You are probably missing some type of video codec.

    By the way, Anydvd is not a decoder. It's a decrypter.
  3. hamr

    hamr Member

    DVD Decoder

    Any DVD Decoder??? Decrypter??? Wow---Got me thinking---My WMP will play video..hence a codec is present, however, maybe I do not have a correct codec for the DVD (mpeg2?) decoding. Perhaps when I deleted CinePlayer some time ago I lost it. It is not offered on the Dell restore disk.....Thanks.....Am I thinking now???? ANYDVD would only help after I solve this issue......Thanks...
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I believe you are on the right track. Others may have more information about where you can download the appropriate codec
    for your player.
  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    MS Codecs for Media Player 9 or above.
    Personally, I would suggest another player to view your movies. There are some very good free ones available.
  6. hamr

    hamr Member

    DVD Decoder

    Wow--I have read forums for help for hours and hours...help....I removed the ANYDVD decrypter for now and I have purchased Cineplayer DVD Decoder pack and installed. It is advertised as a very good decoder for use with my WMP 10. I have the same trouble...WMP reports "no dvd decoder installed or malfunctioning"....I am at wits end. The deccheck utility from microsoft found no decoder installed?? This all is probably from me inadvertently deleting cineplayer that dell installed on the computer new. It is not on the recovery CD and now I'm out of warranty anyway. What could be the fix to get WMP 10 to use the decoder pack for simple DVD playing....Any help would be fabulous.....
  7. hamr

    hamr Member

    DVD Decoder

    I am very willing to purchase a SLYSoft pack if I knew which would be good for me to replace the cineplayer I had. Do I need a "player / decoder" or ??
    I don't have to use WMP if necessary. I just want to play a DVD on my Dell Dimension 310 with XP Media Center Edition and Philips DVD 8701 drive. Thanks....
  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    hamr...........I posted the link to get the required codecs for WMP. If you want to use a different player, VLC is a very good free one.
  9. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Slysoft does not make a player or player codec.
    Slysoft products are geared toward backing up (duplicating) a DVD - not playing it.

  10. 5150

    5150 Well-Known Member


    As far as codecs, the K-lite codec pack has always performed great for me. If you want to try it, here's the link:


    Also, you'll want to re-install Anydvd. It's one of the best programs I've ever used, and I find it invaluable.

    Best of luck.
  11. ventor

    ventor Member


    You might try Quick time a free Apple download which is an excellent player
    somewhat different codexes:bowdown:
  12. RAMROD

    RAMROD Well-Known Member

  13. hamr

    hamr Member

    codec fiasco

    OLD JOE---I tried the codecs for WMP you suggested to no avail. WMP still will not play a DVD...Everything but DVD's work ok....Thanks very much anyway...
    5150---The K-LITE codec allowed me to play using their MEDIA CLASSIC player......Thanks...At least I'm watching DVD's with that.
    WMP 10 is a mystery why all these codecs I tried do not help.. It seems WMP needs to learn these codecs are on the computer somehow....I give up for now....the WMP help pages are no help...I have read all those ...probably all of them!
  14. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    hamr..You might try an older version of WMP
    AVSDVD Player is free and workd well player.
    One other thought....was "Cineplayer installed as a "trial" version? If it was not trial version, you may be able to find it on the Restore disc and reinstall it.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2007
  15. andrewmann123

    andrewmann123 Member

    if the problem is like nero showtime 2 and/or 3 then it probaly is that of the structure protection. example if use dvd ghost 2.2 which does not remove structure protection then it does not play but if i used dvdidle pro which does play somehow (dvdidle pro removes some type of structure protection).
    dvdidle pro is not good a copying dvds. the problem hapends doom extended edtion works with other dvd players like intervideo WinDVD5\7\8, use anydvd or a good decryter then it will pay with nero showtime 2/3.

    try decrpting with dvdfab decrpyer to save it dectpted and riped to hard drive and try again and then it should play from hard drive and use anydvd if the dvd disc region does not match the dvd drive region. if it decyptes with dvdfab decypter then it could not read the files becuase of protection or not dectpyed with out the protection. dvdfab dectypter can be found at xxx downloads or http://www.free-codecs.com
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 22, 2007
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    While I don't care if you link directly to dvdfab decrypter program, linking to the general site does break this rule:


    "Linking to a commercial product/service is fine, provided it is not a product or service that competes with a product or service offered by SlySoft and it is not an affiliate program link for vBulletin or any other affiliate program."

    Please do not do link directly to that commercial site again.

    Consider this a warning. :policeman:
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2007
  17. Carolina Mike

    Carolina Mike Well-Known Member