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    DVD through Media Player (XP)

    We have a DVD which plays through Media Player just fine. The problem is we're trying to get it to export to an Infocus projector and it only shows the Media Player frame, not the file. Is this a simple configuration issue or might it be a codec issue? We are using a custom build of XP done by our ISD division, so there may be some codecs lacking. I've also heard that simultaneously rendering internally and externally is a known problem with Media Player. Thanks for any help offered.

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    Re: DVD through Media Player (XP)

    Part II- We've since opted to use the CD-ROM version of the file. It plays the sound but not the video. It throws error #80040200 wrong decompressor on execute. Anyone know which codec this might be? It's for Media Player version 7.0. Thanks again.

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    Re: DVD through Media Player (XP)

    This really seems to be a thread that belongs in Software Finds and Wants - rather than being a Microsoft Office issue. I am moving the thread to that Forum accordingly. I am not sure whether using something like FlasKMPEG may help you, but you might try looking at that. HTH
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    Re: DVD through Media Player (XP)

    Sorry about that. I was kind of puzzled where it went and so I did a search for Media Player, and that's the forum it turned up in.
    It's definitely a codec issue because I have it playing on another machine.

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    Just a thought

    I've too often seen presentations where the presenters don't test the projector hardware prior to their show. As a result, their beautiful video that plays just find on their laptop doesn't show up in their projected PowerPoint presentation. The problem is always due to the fact the projector has a much lower resolution. That MIGHT be your situation.

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    Re: Just a thought

    Ahh...it's just another licensing issue. So I will paste this nugget from the MSDN Help for future reference:

    Files that use the .m1v extension typically are MPEG-1 elementary streams that contain only video information. Files that use .mpg or .mpeg extensions typically are MPEG-1 system streams that contain MPEG-1-encoded video and MPEG-1 Layer II (MP2)-encoded audio.

    However, MPEG-1 system streams do not exclusively use the .mpg and .mpeg extensions. MPEG-2 program streams also frequently use .mpg and .mpeg file extensions, but they contain MPEG-2-encoded video. Because Microsoft Windows operating systems provide only an MPEG-1 video decoder, Windows Media Player cannot play MPEG-2 program streams without an additional MPEG-2 video decoder (also known as a DVD decoder pack) installed. For more information about purchasing DVD decoder packs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme...p/buypacks.aspx
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