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Hi all, I'm trying to get the DVD-Decoder to install during my RunOnceEx portion of setup. However the stupid file first has to verify the ATI driver CD, then download the decoder from the internet. Is there a way to install it without any of that.

:) I hate the way ATI packages there drivers.

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Sorry folks, I forgot to mention that it's the DVD decoder software for the hardware decoder on my Radeon 9200 :)

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I couldn't figure it out either...
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Join the club. Short of installing the original codec from the CD first and then doing the upgrade, I don't know of a way around this. :)

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I was thinking about getting an nvidia card for doom 3 since ATI's drivers just enfuriate me, do there drivers have the same hassles or will they slipstream easier. They have hardware dvd decoders as well don't they

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Just an update. To install the DVD-Decoder you have to download and run atiCDwiz-v3-0.exe. That program downloads setup.exe which is the actuall decoder. setup.exe has to be invoked from the install button in atiCDwiz-xxx.exe if you doubleclick setup.exe it gives you an error saying it has to be run from the atiCDwiz-xxx.exe. If you don't close the error but instead browse to your temp directory there are 2 directories that setup.exe hasn't deleted yet. One of them has the *.msi's shown in my screenshot.

Now finally comes my question. These two msi's exit saying they have to be run from the parent exe. Does anybody know how to get msi's to disregard that problem and just install anyway.

Thanks in advance

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that's where I gave up at this point, lol. Only if I knew how to do reverse enginnering on MSI. :) Maybe WinInstall LE is the answer?

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good news, i repackage ati dvd decoder with install rite and it work for me and no need for cd checking or anything... It'll install silently and the only way to tell if it's installed, go to control panel and look at listing under add/remove programs and you'll see "ATI DVD Decoder"

Download
ATI DVD Decoder Ver 3.0.1 / 2.8mb / Updated 8-16-04

no switch are need and let me know if it worked or not.

EDIT: Uploaded newer one, and got rid of bunches of useless registry, mostly are unrelated to ati.
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Diabolical82 :thumbup You Rule :thumbup

This has been one of the biggest problems with my unattended setup. The fact that you repackaged it as a totally silent app is great.

I think I'll format again :D and see whats left to fix

cheers

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oop i found my mistake you'll probadly want to rename it to ATI_Decoder.exe cuz RunOnceEx doesn't seem to appericate the space between two words.
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thanks,i want know how to identify and uninstall it.

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you should be able to uninstall using "add/remove programs" from control panel.
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I love you man!)

I've been using the DVD Decoder 1.1 from the original ATI CD, it installs silently without switches and can be uninstalled via the cpl.

In the immortal words of Mr. Popeil, "Just set it and forget it."

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thanks,i have uninstall it using windows installer cheanup utility.now i mean when i install both ati dvd player 7.6 and powerdvd 5.0,i want to know which dvd decoder plug in windows media player 9 or realone 2.(i'm using windows xp professional sp1)

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Most of third party DVD player come with it's own decoder (software rendering), ATI Decoder is not required unless you want to take advantage of Hardware Acceleration. ATI's DVD PLayer might require ATI Decoder. For Windows Media Player, I think you'll need to download plug-ins since Microsoft doesnt want to pay for Royalty fee on Licensing, or you can buy fullversion DVD player such as PowerDVD or WinDVD. For more information regarding with WMP can be found Here

Personally I prefered to use ATI DVD Player or WinDVD over WMP. Usually PowerDVD and WinDVD come with plug-in for WMP. Word of advice, pls stay away from Real Player, and their format really need to die.
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Word of advice, pls stay away from Real Player, and their format really need to die.

I couldn't agree more. Thanks as well for the download, I too have been having a time with this, glad someone has finally worked out a solution. Has anyone determined if there is an actual working entry in the Add/Remove control panel for removal of this for updating?
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you should be to able to upgrade without any issues. It's listed "ATI Decoder" in Add/Remove ;)
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I seen above where it was mentioned that it was or should be listed there if all went well, my question was does the uninstaller actually allow for the uninstallation of it, or does it become a "dead link" so to speak when uninstalling?

(Much like some of M$'s files when slipstreamed, though they show up in the folder, you cannot uninstall them it gives you an error if you try to remove them.)
Matthew 22:36-40

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?" And he, (Jesus,) said to him, "You shall love the Lord Your GOD with all your heart and all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."

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I'm aware of this, and I've tried uninstalled it myself.
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the dead link appears in my system too.yon can try windows installer cleanup utility to uninstall it.now i wondered when i type "dvdupgrd /detect" in start->run,it only show cyberlink dvd decoder.

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dead link appear with mine? or other apps?
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if you want to edit an msi you can use this handy little tool here ;)

well worth a look i reckon

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http://support.micro...kb;EN-US;255905

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Thanks for suggestion, however my ATI Decoder is not created with MSI but with InstallRite. I just tried uninstalling it myself it seem to be working, but I dont understand why it would appear dead? Well i'm stumped I'll try & see what I can do.
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Thanks, works like a charm (never used before btw, let's see if it's good :P)

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How did you get it to install? All mine does is spawn the ATI Cd checking utility until no end :rolleyes:




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