Newbie with new NEC2500 -- DVD freezes up



Hi. I have a new NEC2500 and have yet to get it to play DVDs. At first, it said it didn’t have the software to play DVDs. I installed everything from my NERO CD and now, when I put a DVD in, the cursor (a cute CD) freezes and I have to restart XP. I’m sure I’m doing something wrong, but haven’t a clue. It’ll play CDs fine. Any help will be greatly appreciated. :slight_smile:


It still sounds like you haven’t got the software installed to play DVDs.Like Windvd or PowerDVD,etc.
Hope this helps.


Yep, that’s what I finally figured out. Tried a different CD and it gave me the needs “Compatible DVD Decoder” message. I downloaded a trial of InterVideo, but will look for something less pricey. Thanks for your suggestion.


i haven’t tried it myself, but VLC is supposed to be a good and free DVD player.