Upgrading winDVD decoder to work in Vista Beta 2

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by crosswalker21, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. I recently installed Vista Beta 2 on my laptop. Originally, it was xp and
    came with the intervideo WinDVD DVD player/decoder. I tried pulling the
    decoder driver off of my windows xp restore CD's but it won't work in Vista.
    Is there any way I can make my driver work in Vista without having to buy a
    new one.

    PS: I've used VLC media player and it will play DVDs but the playback is
    very choppy and inconsistent.
    crosswalker21, Aug 14, 2006
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  2. crosswalker21

    JW Guest

    MS does provide a free DVD Decoder as part of Vista so you no longer need to
    provide one yourself. It appears to work quite well with Media Center TV,
    and DVDs with both Media Center and Media Player.
    JW, Aug 14, 2006
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  3. Maybe it's not the decoder that I need then. I get an error message telling
    me that the DVD can't play because of copyright restrictions. I can play
    DVDs with VLC media player and intervideo winDVD(this I was able to copy off
    my winxp restore cd). But not in Windows Media Player 11. Any Ideas?
    crosswalker21, Aug 14, 2006
  4. crosswalker21

    JW Guest

    I have read about all sorts of Media Player 11 problems on Vista suggest you
    go back to Media Player 10.
    JW, Aug 15, 2006
  5. Well, that'll be a trick, since WMP 11 is part of Vista Beta, and I don't
    think there's anyway to uninstall it or roll back to a version that was
    never there to begin with. Perhaps, when Vista becomes a retail product,
    there will be a chance to test the theory by obtaining a European copy with
    no media player installed and then install WMP 10 into it.
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Aug 15, 2006
  6. Have you updated Intervideo and/or made sure it is a "Vista-compatible"
    application? Could your issues be video card/controller/driver related?
    Have you tried running Intervideo in "Windows XP Compatibility" mode?
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Aug 15, 2006
  7. crosswalker21

    JW Guest

    You are absolutly correct and I was wrong. Since I had had trouble with
    MP11 on my XP system and had not had any trouble with MP on my Vista Beta 2
    sysem I had incorrectly assumed that Vista came with XP10.
    I apologize.
    JW, Aug 15, 2006
  8. I've looked for a way to "update" the Intervideo driver but can't find
    anything. I really don't want to have to purchase another driver if that's
    what you meant by updating it. I took the driver restore CD that came with
    my computer and pulled the InterVideo WinDVD software off of it and that will
    play DVDs in Vista alright (the video/audio is a bit jumpy if anything else
    is running at the time). When I had XP running on this system, it came with
    the plugin for WMP 9/10 to allow Commercial DVD playback. That's what I'm
    trying to figure out how to get. I may just have to go back to XP :-(.
    crosswalker21, Aug 15, 2006
  9. crosswalker21

    ZAZ Guest

    Had same issue...no 3rd party decoder worked and the included one didn't
    work. "Didn't work" meant skippy DVD playback, both video and audio.
    installed a trial version of winDVD 7, and it worked. however, expired in a
    few days. to add on to that, couldn't get printer driver working, so
    uninstalled vista and am back to xp. now, i can actually have a half decent
    computing experience...
    ZAZ, Aug 18, 2006
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