Date: Tue Aug 12 09:54:57 2008

Author: Paul Nord

Subject: Re: Video Codecs for Classroom Computer


Obviously, you should have gotten a Mac.

On Aug 12, 2008, at 8:25 AM, wrote:

> I have just gotten some new computers for 3 classrooms (grant money).
> I ordered them with a DVD player and specified that they should have
> the software to play DVDs, but that turned out not to be the case.
> Windows media player gave me the usual cryptic message indicating that
> I needed additional software. I know I can make this work if I install
> WinDVD or tsomething simililar, but my problem is that people want to
> show all sorts of media and there always seems to be the need to go
> looking for another player or video codec (usually at the last moment
> when you have to throw computer security to the cyberwind).
> So what I am wondering is whether I should install something like
> K-Lite ( and maybe
> cover most possible video formats from the beginning.
> Cliff