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Thread: DVD Decoder card by RealMagic?

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    Default DVD Decoder card by RealMagic?

    Hello everyone i was salvaging some parts from my old PC and i found a particular PCI card that has "DVD Decoder card" on it. And i was just wondering what it does. Thanks much.


    Regards from Damien.

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    I think that feature is built into all modern graphics cards. DVD decoding is no longer an issue with modern computers.

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    Oh okay? What shall i do with it? throw it out?

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    You can always add it to an older computer and turn that into a Media Center. If you can find a nice small-form case to fit in your living room, a P2 or P3 is more than enough to play DVD's and MP3's...

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    Oh okay thanks. What about finding drivers for it?


    thanks much.

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    EDIT: Sorry for double post.

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    I can't of anything other than www.drivershq.com.
    But what about the manufacturer's website? did you look that up?

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    Aaah no i havent yet. When building a media PC what kind of hardware does it need? I have an old Celeron 333mhz lying around with AGP 2x slot. Also got about 320mb of PC100 ram sitting in it. Just needs more hard drive space yeah?

    Thanks.

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    Looks okay. Add a video card (64 meg or so), the decoder card, a DVD-ROM and of course as large a hard disk as you can afford and there you go.

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    Okay thanks really much.

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