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October 27, 2008, 11:26 am
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few problems. Everything is fine now, with all drivers on the
Recovery CDs back on again, but first I found out about the thing
about no DVD decoder being supplied with Vista Home Basic, and then
when I'd got that through installing Nero 7 which was on the drivers/
utilities CD, the machine still would not play a film, though the
chapters showed up in Media Player, etc. It just didn't seem ot be
able to cope with showing the film itself. There was a suggestion on-
screen to lower resolution but that didn't work. This machine
currently has 512 mb RAM, though I've just sent off for another 512 mb
chip to add. The display is absolutely fine for videos and other
visual material viewed online, so is the problem likely lack of RAM?
I could watch films on my old Fujitsu when that only had 256 mb RAM,
though that was running XP Home.
To be honest, my brother's just learning computer use and hasn't yet
shown much interest in watching films on his laptop, but has a son who
would, and I'd like to clue myself up, and partly have a foolish
'academic' need to know what the problem is...
I did consider installing RealPlayer to see if it would work, or to
see if the Toshiba DVD player software I have might work if the latter
isn't prevented from running on other machines. I tried a public
domain bit of software, but it was useless.
What do you think? Thanks in advance for any replies.
Re: Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5535 w/ Vista Home Basic - can't play DVD films
Maybe this will help.
I like the end which suggests that you can install the trial version of
AnyDVD and then uninstall it. Although it is my understanding that Windows
doesn't have the codec for DVDs and you need software that paid a tax to
Hollywood to play them (Digital Rights I believe it is called). Normally
people use PowerDVD or something for the privilege to do so.
Gateway MX6124 - Windows XP SP2