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DVD software help

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by zoombini, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. zoombini

    zoombini Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Im not really up on DVD hardware/software and hoping someone can help.

    I bought a DVD burner from a local dealer, installed it, and everything works fine. WinDVD 4 came bundled with it, but I wasn't told anything about a serial number required to activiate it (which came up when I tried to install it). I checked the WinDVD website, and I now think I might have been given a trial copy. Is there any free DVD software that allows u to play/burn DVDs??? I tried just playing a DVD and it seemed to install software for me, but an error came up saying there was a problem with the video subsystem and to try changing my resolution. Ive done this, but it didn't help. Might it be worth updating Direct X or graphic card drivers?? I just want to get DVD's playing and it's frustrating.

    Thanx for any help.

    Spec: WXP SP1, 256 DDR RAM, 40G HD, AVG Antivirus
     
  2. J-Son

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    yea you should update your drivers

    and you could try DeepBurner or Burn4Free CD & DVD(come with spyware/adware)

    or Sun CD/DVD Burner(comes with spyware/adware)
     
  3. zoombini

    zoombini Thread Starter

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    Whats the best commercial package then? I don't really want spyware on my system as it can cause all sorts of problems despite the programs the stop it.

    Should I have been given the proper software when I bought the DVD Drive??? I may go back to the shop.

    Thanks
     
  4. J-Son

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    you should of got software with the dvd drive but not all shops give one especially if private company but if major company go back
     
  5. zoombini

    zoombini Thread Starter

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    It was just a small computer shop unfortunatley. I found a freeware program: media centre classic so will give this a go and see if it's any good.

    Cheers
     
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