Free DVD decoders?

MAXX RS4

Limp Gawd
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OK, so I buy this dvd r/rw drive and I want to play some movies on it..

I pop one in and it turns out I need a dvd decodec to watch them. So i google the thing and then I learn that to obtain one I must pay money for it. Maybe I'm slightly mentally capped, but is there a decent FREE decodec out there for me to use?

Thanks.
 

rhy7s

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You could try vlc (always surprises me how little processor usage this app uses during DVD playback. Or Media Player Classic and ac3filter for ac3 decoding.

edit: Oh yeah, the "de" in "decodec" is already handled by the term codec, either a COmpressor/DECompressor or COder/DECoder depending on which definition you want to accept as definitive.
 

MAXX RS4

Limp Gawd
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Thanks, I'll check them out.. And it's also good to learn some new terms and how they should be used..
 

M11

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rhy7s said:
You could try vlc
I second this. VLC is convienent, easy to use, and will play anything. Not to mention that the CPU usage is very low.
 
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