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  1. #1

    video players


    got 3 DVDs today, one working great but the other 2, once I got them, says they are enhanced dvd movies. and it looks like the movies don't work with what came with the OS. here's what it says


    I got 2 videos, pitch black and chronicles of Riddick, then when I try to play either one I get this message in the
    upper right corner telling me to click to see what happens to enhanced DVDs. when I click on that I get a list pop up. the first thing on that list says: run install.exe publisher not specified. so I click on that and what comes up is

    interactial player
    interactial industries


    but then it has a message saying it has compatibility issues. do you to install anyway. I clicked the X in the right
    upper corner

    then a line with the words other "choices"

    next: create an image ING don't know what it is so I did not touch it.

    next: play DVD video power DVD. ok, I always use this. but it's not working for these videos.

    then: there was "play DVD video GOM player". but it says sound not installed properly. and it had an upgrade which I installed, but still no luck, the video's will not play

    then: open folder to view files. that aint gonna play the video.

    and last: take no action

    so far nothing has worked. anybody have any ideas?

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Many here poo-poo codec packs but I have always used them. I have very few problems.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I am one of those who hates codec packs. They are nothing but trouble. Popeye was just lucky. Use VLC instead.

    VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am one of those who hates codec packs. They are nothing but trouble. Popeye was just lucky. Use VLC instead.

    VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
    Only answer to that is Windows codec support sucks, seriously.
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    There I agree with you. If you must have a codec pack, take the one from Shark007. He is the only person I know who does that well.
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  6. #6


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    I have to agree with popeye, I use codec packs. Never had any issues with them.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    There I agree with you. If you must have a codec pack, take the one from Shark007. He is the only person I know who does that well.

    If you are going to use codecs, Shark007 is the best option
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