Recommend DVD decoding software....

Notorius cheapskate that I am, I am finally attempting to buy a DVD-ROM drive through E-Bay. The drive price is reasonable so far, but it doesn’t include any decoding software.

I see most new drives bundled with Power DVD, but are there any other good alternatives out there? Cheap or free decoding software would be great, but if I’ve gotta buy Power DVD I will.


I bought a DVD drive and oly then realized I needed to buy DVD software for it. That was the bad news. The good news was that the disk that came with my video card contained PowerDVD as most newer video cards do. It was quite a pleasant surprise. You might want to check yours.