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Nero Showtime wont play videos without plugin

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by ron40, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. ron40

    ron40 Thread Starter

    Jul 6, 2004
    When I try to play a DVD video with Nero Showtime I get a message that "due to patent license restrictions I can't view this video etc." However, if I buy their $25 plugin (link conveniently below the message) I can watch it. If I can view the video with windows media player, why not with Nero? I paid good money for the nero program, why do I have to pay more? If this is a stupid question, forgive me.

  2. jolo10

    jolo10 It's My Birthday!

    Jan 14, 2006
    That certainly is NOT a stupid question. I use Nero Showtime a lot and I have a few questions as well as some recommendations of free products that might help simplify things.

    • Which version of Nero Showtime are you using? The latest one from Version 7?
    • What plugin from Nero makes it work? Is it the MPEG2 plugin ?
    • If you don't mind, I would recommend that you download and run the free GSpot software, that will analyse your DVD and tell you about everything you might need to know about it.
      Get Gspot
    • I would also recommend to download the very "lightweight" Media Player Classic. It is excellent, free and plays most anything. I like to use it a lot, especially for testing. Get Classic Media Player
  3. ron40

    ron40 Thread Starter

    Jul 6, 2004
    Hi Jolo10:
    Sorry for the delay, we were away for a few days.
    I just upgraded my version to the latest 1 from version 6. I don't have ver 7
    Yes, the MPEg 2 plugin
    I will now download the 2 progs you recommended. Talk to you later.

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