Please help with decoding dvd.

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I have used Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility for decoding dvd but still it can't play all movies, what I should do?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #131908

Please help with decoding dvd.



Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility does not decode all the DVDs.

There is an option in the windows media player to decode the DVDs and play movies.

If the problem still persists the alternate way is to download the following software and install it.


Click on the following link to download the software.

Hope this helps you.

Thank you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #196573

Please help with decoding dvd.


A DVD Decoder is only capable of decoding dvd format or .vob extension file. Meaning , your decoder is clearly not capable of decoding different movie extension.

It is limited to decode dvd only.

Here’s a link where you can  download a full movie decoder This utility is more useful. It can play all kinds of movies even HD movies. 

Should the link is no longer available just open a new browser, go to your favorite search engine and enter K-Lite CODEC keywords.

Answered By 577855 points N/A #281086

Please help with decoding dvd.


I’m sorry but that is not what the program is designed to do, it is not used to decode DVDs. The Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility is only used to identify if MPEG-2 video decoder or simply the MP2 codec, which is also called the DVD decoder, is installed on your Windows XP.

In other words, it simply checks if the MP2 codec or the DVD decoder is present on your computer but it doesn’t install it if your computer doesn’t have it. Also, if a DVD decoder is found, it checks if it is compatible with Windows Media Player 10 and Windows XP Media Center edition.

Normally, when you install Microsoft Windows XP, the operating system doesn’t come with the DVD decoder or the MPEG-2 DVD decoder. That’s why even if you have a DVD drive, whether a DVD-ROM or a DVD-writer, you will still not be able to play any DVDs on your computer because there is no DVD video decoder installed on the system.

What I usually do, since you cannot search the web for a DVD decoder and you might end up with an incompatible version, I simply install an application that supports DVD playback because these software comes pre-installed with MPEG-2 video decoder. Try installing VLC media player. This media player supports DVD playback and will install the MPEG-2 video decoder on your computer.

Another way is to install video converter applications that support converting MP2 files such as the ImTOO MPEG Encoder. Actually I have this on my computer, ImTOO MPEG Encoder Platinum, and it supports converting MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and so many other audio and video formats.

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