Ok. Here's the situation. Everything in Windows 2000 works except OpenGL and DVD movie playback. OpenGL support, according to MS, won't be offered until after the launch of Windows 2000. Fine. Next thing, DVD movie playback. I have a Savage 4 AGP video card. I'm running Windows 2000 2195.1. DVD Playback works fine under Windows 98. So I tried VaroDVD, PowerDVD, Windvd 2000 and Cinemaster 98 w/ NT codecs without success! WinDVD is suppose to work under NT 4.0. So I loaded it and it complaining about wnaspi32.dll. So I downloaded an updated ASPI subsystem from Adaptec's website for Windows 2000 and that error went away. WinDVD 2000 now loads, but it locks up when you try to play the DVD (hourglass sits there thinking).
Loaded on PowerDVD, hopeless, guess it's only made for Windows 9x. Ok, loaded Cinemaster and same exact thing as WinDVD 2000, hourglass just sits there. So then I try VaroDVD, which says right in its documentation that it:
1. Works under Windows 2000
2. Works with S3 Savage
Perfect I thought. So I loaded the trial version up (only limited by 30 day limit, no other restrictions) and it says: No filters available? I checked and indeed, there were no filters registered, as I thought there would be.
So now I am really mystified and don't know what to do. Any suggestions? There is one device, I think it's part of the Win TV card, that is coming up unknown in the control panel. Also, my DVD is a Pioneer DVD-104. I will raise the points to 1000 for the person who solves my dilemma.