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#1 11 years ago

Different from the other thread. My problem is that I cant seem to play dvds on my computer. I need to find the right codec to use but so far no luck. dvd players/software have their own unique codec for playing dvd files. Right now I'm just trying to find one that can work on my machine. This is what I've tried:

1. Inter Video WinDVD Suite Claims to only work on asus motherboards and I believe them. (Not only dont I use asus but it does not install.)

2. PowerDVD v4.0 I lost my serial but lets not talk about this one.....

3. PowerDVD v5 installation error message, "An error occured while launching the setup 0x80040702."

Oh yeah I knew I forgot something. Any ideas on how to get these installations to work? Or would I have better luck with a different dvd player?




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#2 11 years ago

My DVD drive didn't come with a DVD movie decoder either, and I got InterVideo for that, and it's worked just fine. To play the DVDs, I use InterActual Player, though. Try that.




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#3 11 years ago

Last time I checked you can get a free 30 day trial of nVidia's PureVideo decoder from their website. Alternatively, if you don't mind using a third party application to watch DVDs you might want to try VLC, which supports DVD playback out of the box with no need to install codecs. And, best of all, it's free.




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#4 11 years ago

Ah yes vlc is awesome. error code -5009 (0x80040702) means a corrupt install shield if anyone was interested. C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\IsProBE.tlb\