I just purchased and installed the Artec combo drive:
CD_RW 52X Record 24X Rewrite 52X Read
DVD-ROM 16X DVD-Read
It came with Nero Express. I installed it and plugged in a DVD to play and got the message:
Due to patent license restrictions, MPEG-2 encoding/decoding/playback is not available. This feature can be added by installing the DVD-Video Plug-in.
As far as I can discern ... it will cost me $25 to get this plug-in. I can buy a DVD player for not much more than that! I can't believe that you don't get the correct software to play a DVD when you purchase the drive. Seems like a ripoff to me.
In any case ... I'm new to this and would like some advise on what to do. Should I just purchase the Nero 6 Ultra Edition and be done with it?