Vista business--no video

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Recently I purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad x200---ultra light, and with
Vista Business.

I find that I can't view video (avi format), nor can I burn a DVD
video.    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Re: Vista business--no video

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Hi, Mahlon,

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Re: Vista business--no video

My recollection is that Vista does not include an MPEG2 Codec; you need
to find one and install it (many commercial software products come with
one).  There are some free ones, try the K-lite codec pacakage as one
possible source (a web search will find it).

Mahlon Wagner wrote:
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Iam not familiar with Vista so is this true then that the business
edition have  no media playing capabilities...?
I was wondering as its installed in the huge dual screen Lenovo 17
inch desktop replacement system...

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It's not true.

Vista does not come with a Codec, required to decode DVDs and some media
files from non-DVD sources.  So you can't play such media (regardless of
the source, but this includes ALL DVDs) using Windows Media Player on a
PC that has Windows Vista (and NOTHING eles) installed.  But once a
Codec is installed (generally, by any application that includes a codec;
they usually become "public" when installed although a given package can
keep them "private"), Windows Media Player and any other Vista
application can use it.  ***MANY*** software products include a codec,
and if you don't have any of them, you can find free codec packages on
the web.  [the "K-Lite Codec Pack" is often recommended, it has many
codecs, including the one needed to play DVDs]

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