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I recorded a tv program using my dvd recorder. However when i transfer the disk to my pc and try to play it it says i dont have the right decorder. Anyway to fix the problem? Does it mean decorder as in a piece of hardware?
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no, software. you need a DVD player on your computer. that will have the correct codecs that you need.
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what do you mean by a dvd player? The cd drive that i use is a dvd burner drive, so it can play dvds, but not the disk i made
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sorry, i meant a software program dvd player. does your computer play normal dvd movies?
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yes it plays normal dvds, when i inserted the disk that i made, it plays in windows media player and its says you aint got the right decorder
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try downloading vlc media player or a codec pack
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yes it plays normal dvds, when i inserted the disk that i made, it plays in windows media player and its says you aint got the right decorder
I assume you're talking about Tivo recordings. You still need DVD player software, such as PowerDVD, even though WMP can play DVDs.

You can also remove the Tivo wrapper with a little app called Directshow Dump (http://www.prish.com/etivo/tbr.htm). Then you should be able to play without any special codecs.

See the post I just made yesterday if you're interested in burning Tivo shows to DVD. http://www.overclock.net/other-softw...-than-2-a.html
     
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