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Ok, I just want to watch the darn movie :swearing:

Why does it have to be so hard?

First, after I buy all this new hardware and my video card supposedly plays dvd in better quality than anything else, I come to find out that it doesn't play DVD's at all. I just get a message telling me I need a codec. I looked though all the software that came with my video card and there are no codecs or dvd players

So I go out and buy nero 7 since I heard it has a pretty good dvd player. I get that installed, and now it works, but the movie looks like crap (all edges have jagged lines on them) and the audio is so quiet I have to turn it all the way up and even then it's hard to hear what people are saying.

What's the deal?!?
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Look around in the settings n stuff - just fidgit with stuff; its the solution to all baffling problems.
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Weird. I thought that everything automatically installed codecs. I like CyberLink the best for DVD viewing, but then again, why not just use your TV?
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Look around in the settings n stuff - just fidgit with stuff; its the solution to all baffling problems.
I tried that... in windows media player > dvd settings there's some settings about speaker configuration. I tried to set 5 speaker but ever time I set it and click OK it doesn't remember the setting when I open it again. I'm not even sure where to look for volume settings since the volume is on max already and everything else but the movie is blasting loud.
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
I tried that... in windows media player > dvd settings there's some settings about speaker configuration. I tried to set 5 speaker but ever time I set it and click OK it doesn't remember the setting when I open it again. I'm not even sure where to look for volume settings since the volume is on max already and everything else but the movie is blasting loud.
Look at your system volume settings and take note where your Wave file sound level is. Most likely,it's set really low
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Look at your system volume settings and take note where your Wave file sound level is. Most likely,it's set really low
How is it low if everything but dvd's are loud? And I checked... it's not low. It's so bad that when I watch a movie I have to remember to turn it almost all the way down because anything else will literally blow my ears. Also this isn't just a sudden problem... it's been annoying me for a few years
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
How is it low if everything but dvd's are loud? And I checked... it's not low. It's so bad that when I watch a movie I have to remember to turn it almost all the way down because anything else will literally blow my ears. Also this isn't just a sudden problem... it's been annoying me for a few years
I still think its a lack of codec or something. I use PowerDVD and it rocks. Also make sure you have AC3 Filter/Decoder. What program are you using to play DVDs?
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I still think its a lack of codec or something. I use PowerDVD and it rocks. Also make sure you have AC3 Filter/Decoder. What program are you using to play DVDs?
Ok thanks, I'll check into it. I never installed an AC3 filter/decoder because my sound card said it could decode it. How come all this new hardware says it has hardware support for something when it really doesn't? That's mostly whats making me mad.
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Media player classic plays DVDs fine and it is free. Just Google it.
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post #10 of 10
Download vlc player, its free and has aslmost all codecs with it.
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