No audio from hard disk- Help PLZ

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On my Dell Inspiron 530 I get no audio from either my internal or external hard drives. The external drive was used on a Dell Inspiron 5100 and work fantastic. I have tried many things making sure the drive is in the hardware list ect. A Geek I spoke with at Micro Center said something about codecs. I am guessing this has something to do with DVD's maufacturers(movies)not wanting movies on hard drives. I dont copy movies just love to have quick access to mostly music(concert) DVD's. Any help will be appreciated. OP is XP sp3. TIA
 
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I suggest that you do one of two things: 1) Download and install a wonderful media player called VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC can play pretty much anything; audio or video. 2) Install either the K-Lite codec pack mentioned above, or the CCCP codec pack - http://cccp-project.net/ I haven't had to bugger with a Windows system in a good few years, and the K-Lite pack was what I had always used. The CCCP pack came out after I had stopped using Windows, and I have no direct experience with it, but it seems to be in common use.
 

Hermann

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Thanks for all the help. What finally worked was the VLC Media Player. None of the codes and other stuff did not work. Now I can listen to the Moodies while computing. Again Many thanks.
 
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