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getting a dvd rom to play a movie

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I got a used DVD rom drive and I have it working reading CD roms, but I don't know how to get it to play DVDs.  I tried one dvd and it didn't work. It read from the special pc enhanced section and installed some software, but it couldn't pay the movie.

This is a Hitachi made for IBM (2X).  Is there some special software/driver I need?  I've been having a heck of a time finding any....
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by:frache
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- You need a software DVD player like Cinemaster, WinDVD, ATI DVD player ...
- Give more details about your CPU, video card and DVD model

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Minimun hardware for software DVD player  :

PII-300 / AMD K6-2 300/350
32 to 64Mo
Graphic accelerator like ATI Rage Pro ..

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many links about DVD here :

http://www.gamecopyworld.com/
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by:wavking
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AMD K62 333 Mhz  (runnig at 350)
64 Mb SD RAM
ImageAccel 4 video card. It's an 8 Mb card. Fixed frequency 70 Hz monitor. No graphics accelerator and because of the fixed freq, I'm not sure if any will work on this monitor.
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frache earned 100 total points
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OK.

In my opinion, without graphics accelerator, you need a hardware MPEG decoder. DVD player need CPU/graphic  power ...

Did you find something with my link ? ...
Many things about software decoder.
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I never closed this out did I?  Sorry......
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