Download Compatible DVD Decoder
In order to download a compatible dvd decoder for windows, you need to visit a multimedia site and select the download file appropriate for your windows platform. These will generally be paid solutions since the DVD codec is a licensed product, but this only applies to plug-in products for WMP. In such case, there are no free compatible dvd decoder downloads for WMP other than the trial versions of the multimedia sites mentioned above. On the other hand, free compatible dvd decoder downloads are available however for non WMP software players which are just as powerful and functional as WMP if not more. Simply click the preceding link to learn more about them or read on to learn about downloading compatible dvd decoders for Widows Media Player specifically.
Roxio’s CinePlayer compatible DVD Decoder delivers cinema-quality performance and superb audio clarity with support for both high-definition video and 5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio.
Corel’s Advanced compatible DVD Decoders deliver high-definition picture clarity, vivid color, and superior sound straight to your PC using the proven WinDVD technology.
Cyberlink’s PowerDVD solution is compatible with Windows Media Player 10 and Windows Media Player 11. Plays DVDs, Dolby audio soundtracks, and TV shows recorded with Windows Media Center.
Finally, nVIDIA’s PureVideo DVD Decoder will provide you with a true home theater experience for Windows Media Player and Windows XP Media Center Edition, with DVD and MPEG-2 playback and rich surround-sound audio.
Choose Your Platform
Before you can download a compatible DVD decoder for Windows Media Player, you have to pick the right operating system that you are using.
Download Compatible DVD Decoder for Windows XP
Download Compatible DVD Decoder for Windows Vista
Download Compatible DVD Decoder for Windows 7
In addition, if you are in the mood to mod-up WMP, you can also consider the following audio enhancing plugins. These add effects such as reverb, echo, and more with a DSP (digital signal processing) plug-in for Windows Media Player. Audio Enhancements from SRS will allow you to customize your sound with patented SRS audio technologies and then enjoy 3D audio and immersive surround sound across any speaker configuration. Or consider DFX to enhance your listening experience with features such as 3-D surround sound, hyperbass, and headphone optimization.
Note that a plugin is a small ‘add-on utility’ that extends the built-in functionality of Windows Media Player. A ‘Skin’ is small program that can change the way Windows Media Player looks on your screen and a ‘Visualization’ is a small ‘add-on’ that allows you to view Windows Media Player in a more entertaining way.
Whilst capable of playing many other media file formats in high quality audio and video streaming, earlier versions of WMP on previous platforms of Windows has suffered from the compatible dvd decoder problem because the MPEG-2 format in which DVDs a encoded is not owned by Microsoft. In other words, everytime they or someone installs it on a PC, a royalty has to be paid to the creators of MPEG-2.
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