Until this afternoon, I'd never had a dvd drive in any of my machines, but I figured it would be good to be able to see dvd films. This afternoon I installed a Sony DDU 1621 dvd drive into this machine. Works fine, will read a cd for example.
So, I borrowed a dvd film from a neighbour to see if it works, and wmp complains that I have no dvd decoder installed.
After a bit of research, it would seem I need either a hardware or software decoder.
Browsing download.com there appears to be a lot of negative comments about s/w decoders, but, MS seems happy to endorse a few of them.
So, what do you lot do? Hardware, how is it, which one? Software, how is it, which one? Any other omments?