Saturday, May 17, 2008

Is a DVD Driver the same thing as a DVD Decoder?

A dvd decoder is a software program. Even if you have a dvd rom you still need a decoder. Your operating system weather it be windows or linux or mac or whatever may have a built in dvd software decoder depending on the version and any updates you may have. With out the decoder program your OS cannot reconize the file format for a dvd. The decoder program is the link between the OS and the DVD ROM drive. IF you bought a new dvd drive it should have came with a decoder on a CD.

A DVD driver is also a program that enables communication between your PC & DVD Player/Burner. While the Decoder program enables your PC to recognize the files on your DVD.

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