Note to Self about DVD Decoders

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I’ve run into DVD decoder issues a few times lately at work, this is a handy tip, from WXPNews:

How to find out what DVD decoders are installed in XP

Have a DVD that won’t play and suspect you don’t have the correct decoder installed? You can find out what DVD decoders are installed in Windows XP by doing the following:

  1. Click Start | Run
  2. Type cmd to open a command prompt window
  3. Type dvdupgrd /detect

A dialog box will show you the decoder name, file name, version and company that makes it. Note that this doesn’t work in Vista.


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