|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|2016-04-11 01:42 PM|
|Dr.Dave||No you don't need an MPEG-2 codec installed on Windows. The VLC player has all the codecs built-in for all the formats it supports, including MPEG-2. VLC is completely self-contained.|
|2016-04-11 12:37 PM|
|AndrewL.||I simply drag the files off the DVD, but I use Nero to edit. Come to think of it, do I actually need MPEG-2 on my PC if I install the VLC player?|
|2016-04-10 05:55 PM|
|GamerGuy||Or Vidcoder which uses handbrake as it's engine just with a simpler UI. It's what I use.|
|2016-04-10 04:05 PM|
What software are you using to rip the DVD? If you aren't already, you should be using Handbrake. It will rip the DVD to MP4 or MKV container formats.
|2016-04-10 08:09 AM|
And with various reports abounding of Win10 reporting user activities.....
|2016-04-09 07:42 PM|
|Dr.Dave||I don't think you can buy the MPEG-2 codec by itself (but I haven't looked.) It's usually licensed with DVD software and Microsoft used to license it with prior versions of Windows. VLC is an open-source project based in France and operates under French law. More info: https://www.videolan.org/legal.html|
|2016-04-09 05:44 PM|
|DSgamby||You have to pay for it.|
|2016-04-09 05:34 PM|
|AndrewL.||But can I install the mpeg-2 codec on my PC so it's recognized by Windows rather than just downloading a new player?|
|2016-04-09 12:24 PM|
You are probably using Windows 10 which doesn't support DVD playback as part of the operating system. Specifically, it doesn't include the MPEG-2 codec that is used to decode DVDs.
You will have to install DVD software that includes the MPEG-2 codec. You can buy one or you can install VLC which is free and has built-in codecs for a wide variety of formats.
Link: VideoLAN - Download official VLC media player for Windows
|2016-04-09 10:32 AM|
DVD-R video files being imported to Windows as audio?
When I rip a video off a DVD-R disk, the file imports as a .VOB (Windows Media Player) type with an icon of a note and film strip. And when I click the icon I get a message box saying WMP can't play the file, but it will play when I click on the "Try to play, Yes/No" option, but only the audio plays.