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  1. #31


    I tried simply copying the DVD Maker from the Program Files folder on a Windows 7 PC, but when I run it I get an error saying that the MPEG-2 encoder is missing... This may be able to be fixed, but I don't know how. I tried registering the DLLs with the regsvr32 command, but that did not work.

    And ideas?

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  2. #32


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by reconrey View Post
    I tried simply copying the DVD Maker from the Program Files folder on a Windows 7 PC, but when I run it I get an error saying that the MPEG-2 encoder is missing... This may be able to be fixed, but I don't know how. I tried registering the DLLs with the regsvr32 command, but that did not work.

    And ideas?
    Windows 8 does not come with DVD support (MPEG-2 Codec) as MS has to pay a licence fee for each installation. Windows Media Center is sold as an add-on and has the MPEG-2 Codec. So maybe after installing WMC it may work but not sure.

    Jim
    Last edited by Phone Man; 31 Dec 2012 at 15:01. Reason: Got schooled on spelling
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  3. #33


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Basically all you can do is copy files to a CD or DVD with Windows 8.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Windows 8 does not come with DVD support (MPEG-2 Codex) as MS has to pay a licence fee for each installation. Windows Media Center is sold as an add-on and has the MPEG-2 Codex. So maybe after installing WMC it may work but not sure.
    FYI, it's Codec, not Codex. It's stands for Coder/Decoder. The plural is Codecs.
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  5. #35


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Mystere? This isn't primary school, spelling doesn't matter, comprehension does. And I bet everyone including you understood what he meant.
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  6. #36


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I find it quite ironic that you should lecture me about it not being school.. cause, you know.. you get lectures in school.

    In case you're not aware, FYI means "For your information", and is a polite way of giving information. Proper spelling is important in this case because people may want to find a codec, and googling for "codex" would not bring up what they are looking for. Not everyone would have understood, since clearly the original poster was seeking information.

    So I would take your own advice, and leave the lectures in school, rather than being rude on a message board when someone is providing helpful and polite information.
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  7. #37


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    If you want a totally freeware product that does everything you will ever want to do with pics, videos, music, etc ... try DVDVideoSoft Studio --> HERE

    This is the main menu


    Click image for larger version


    This is the DVD & Video Sub-menu


    Click image for larger version



    This is the CD, DVD, BD Sub-menu


    Click image for larger version


    etc, etc ...

    I'm running it from desktop on Win8 Pro OEM loaded from retail disk, and it runs seamless. And it's a snip to use from editing music, video clips, changing format, etc, etc.

    Hope this helps.


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  8. #38


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I find it quite ironic that you should lecture me about it not being school.. cause, you know.. you get lectures in school.

    In case you're not aware, FYI means "For your information", and is a polite way of giving information. Proper spelling is important in this case because people may want to find a codec, and googling for "codex" would not bring up what they are looking for. Not everyone would have understood, since clearly the original poster was seeking information.

    So I would take your own advice, and leave the lectures in school, rather than being rude on a message board when someone is providing helpful and polite information.
    Mystere, you could of simply said google codec you'll get better results than if you google codex. That way information is passed along, and nothing that could be construed as an insult added with it.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    And you could have simply not over-reacted to a polite exchange of information. Because that's what you did.

    I wasn't simply correcting spelling for spellings sake. There was a legitimate reason to correct the information, and I went a step further and explained the source of the portmanteau.
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by reconrey View Post
    I tried simply copying the DVD Maker from the Program Files folder on a Windows 7 PC, but when I run it I get an error saying that the MPEG-2 encoder is missing... This may be able to be fixed, but I don't know how. I tried registering the DLLs with the regsvr32 command, but that did not work.

    And ideas?
    Windows 8 does not come with DVD support (MPEG-2 Codec) as MS has to pay a licence fee for each installation. Windows Media Center is sold as an add-on and has the MPEG-2 Codec. So maybe after installing WMC it may work but not sure.

    Jim
    I have the WMC and it doesn't help it, I also tried many codec packs I found online, but they also did no help...
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