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MPEG-2

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Registered: ‎02-08-2007

MPEG-2

If I put a blank disk into Windows 7 I get the option of burning to a CD or DVD.
Transferring items to a CD & Burning them presents no problem but if I use a blank DVD I get the message MPEG-2 decoder missing.
I Have no problem in burning to DVD simply by transferring music files into Windows Media Player and I can then burn the DVD  with no problems.
There are links to several sites which offer this codec for free download but I have had no success with these.
I am aware there are tons of programs available to burn DVD's but remain puzzled as to why windows will not let me burn a blank DVD yet let me burn a blank CD when first inserted into the computer ?
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Re: MPEG-2

Vista and Win7 include an mpeg2 decoder, you shouldn't need to download a third party one. Presumably something has messed up the registry entries that tell Windows what codecs are installed.
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Re: MPEG-2

Thanks,
I Note a few other people with Windows 7 have posts on the internet regarding this problem.
As you say something may have messed up my registry entries.