1. This forum section is a read-only archive which contains old newsgroup posts. If you wish to post a query, please do so in one of our main forum sections (here). This way you will get a faster, better response from the members on Motherboard Point.

mpeg2 decoders who is responsible for them?

Discussion in 'ATI' started by zmartha, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. zmartha

    zmartha Guest

    To whom does the mpeg2 decoders belong? To the video card makers or
    to the dvd-rom makers or the software makers like WM or Nero? The
    reason I ask is because I have all 3 on my PC but NO decoder with
    which to play my DVD's! Seems like something is missing in this
    equation. Thanks, zmartha
    zmartha, Nov 27, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. zmartha

    Conor Guest

    Everybody licences them from the people who created the CODEC.


    Greedo shot first. Greedo ALWAYS shot first. You did not see Solo shoot
    It never happened. Never, ever. Not in any version. Remember: Greedo
    shot first.
    Conor, Nov 27, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  3. zmartha

    Gordon Scott Guest

    you need a dvd decoder too then i guess :)
    Gordon Scott, Nov 27, 2004
  4. zmartha

    peter Guest

    peter, Nov 27, 2004
  5. zmartha

    Tod Guest

    Tod, Nov 27, 2004
  6. Not necessarily any of the above.

    Many video card makers supply a DVD decoder in their suite of software,
    but it's not required or universal. Either you get it, or you don't.

    DVD drives themselves don't necessarily come DVD playing software, but
    many (I'd say most) do and it's usually Cyberlink Power DVD.

    The OEM versions of Nero that I've received don't have a DVD player
    either, but it's possible that the full retail versions do.

    It sounds to me like you DON'T have even one, much less 3.

    Normally "codecs", when installed, are made available to the entire
    system (e.g. while one application will install it, it can subsequently
    be used by Windows itself or other applications). However a program can
    keep a codec "to itself" if that's what the publisher wants to do.
    Barry Watzman, Nov 27, 2004
  7. zmartha

    Bob Guest


    VLC will play DVD's (and many other formats) for free and is
    cross-platform/OSS too!

    Bob, Nov 27, 2004
  8. zmartha

    Geoff Guest

    get PowerDVD or WinDVD, it's just some program to play dvd's with
    Geoff, Nov 27, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.