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If you have a fast PC, instead of buying a DVD-ROM drive you can likely save the cost of an MPEG-2 decoder card and use software-based playback instead. Tuesday, June 19, 2001 Hardware or software DVD If you have a fast PC, instead of buying a DVD-ROM drive you can likely save the cost of an MPEG-2 decoder card and use software-based playback instead.

If you have a fast PC (700MHz or higher) and want to add a DVD-ROM drive, chances are you can save the cost of an MPEG-2 decoder card and use software-based playback instead (such as SoftDVD). If you’re using an older system, or find that software-based playback results in dropped frames or other playback inconsistencies, you should add an MPEG-2 decoder, or upgrade your video adapter with a model that offers “onboard DVD hardware assist” features.

Formerly part of Computer Currents, Stephen J. Bigelow’s Computer Advisor column has been resurrected on computeruser.com as a daily tech tip column. Find Stephen at www.dlspubs.com.

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