What do WXP_MCE do?

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I've recently received my I6000 with XP MCE 2005 and reinstall OS. Now I can
not watch DVD films. Because MCE needs DVD Decoder Plug-ins. This OS name is
Media Center.

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I've got XP MCE on a desktop...no problem with viewing DVDs. What
region are the ones you're trying to view? If not Region 1 (USA,
Canada, Mexico (?)), then maybe therein lies the problem.

Tom S.
Houston, TX


GregorSamsa wrote:
> I've recently received my I6000 with XP MCE 2005 and reinstall OS. Now I can
> not watch DVD films. Because MCE needs DVD Decoder Plug-ins. This OS name is
> Media Center.
>
 
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Your machine came with PowerDVD. You have to reinstall that, even if you're
going to watch DVDs through MCE.

Tom
"GregorSamsa" <obalaban@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> I've recently received my I6000 with XP MCE 2005 and reinstall OS. Now I
> can not watch DVD films. Because MCE needs DVD Decoder Plug-ins. This OS
> name is Media Center.
>
> --
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Debian Sarge, Slackware 10, Windows XP Media Center Edition
> http://www.netbalaban.net
> http://members.lycos.co.uk/slackwareon/php
> Linux Counter #368017 Ozalp Balaban
> Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum --
> "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
 
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Thanks. I reinstalled PowerDVD now MC is runing.but I dont understand why
do I have to install third party software to watch DVD with MCE?

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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> Your machine came with PowerDVD. You have to reinstall that, even if
> you're going to watch DVDs through MCE.
>
> Tom
> "GregorSamsa" <obalaban@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:F0nRe.8738$fP.2740@trndny08...
>> I've recently received my I6000 with XP MCE 2005 and reinstall OS. Now I
>> can not watch DVD films. Because MCE needs DVD Decoder Plug-ins. This OS
>> name is Media Center.
 
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The DVD codec is not part of the OS. It has been that way since Win95.

"GregorSamsa" <obalaban@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks. I reinstalled PowerDVD now MC is runing.but I dont understand why
> do I have to install third party software to watch DVD with MCE?
>
 

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"GregorSamsa" <obalaban@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks. I reinstalled PowerDVD now MC is runing.but I dont understand why
> do I have to install third party software to watch DVD with MCE?

It's because Microsoft is too cheap to spend 50 cents per copy of MCE for
the MPEG2 decoder royalty.... and MPEG2 competes with Windows Media Video
format you see, so it's MSFT's feeble attempt to reduce the spread of MPEG2.

-- Paul
 
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Right answer.

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Debian Sarge, Slackware 10, Windows XP Media Center Edition
http://www.netbalaban.net
http://members.lycos.co.uk/slackwareon/php
Linux Counter #368017 Ozalp Balaban
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum --
"I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."
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"Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> "GregorSamsa" <obalaban@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:iPuRe.40509$j41.35533@trndny05...
>> Thanks. I reinstalled PowerDVD now MC is runing.but I dont understand why
>> do I have to install third party software to watch DVD with MCE?
>
> It's because Microsoft is too cheap to spend 50 cents per copy of MCE for
> the MPEG2 decoder royalty.... and MPEG2 competes with Windows Media
> Video format you see, so it's MSFT's feeble attempt to reduce the spread
> of MPEG2.
>
> -- Paul
>
>