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Windows Media Player 10 crashes when playing DVD

by oniket / April 21, 2005 10:36 AM PDT

I am having problem playing DVD's with WMP 10.
As soon as I click on play DVD, WMP tries to play
the DVD (I can hear the DVD-Rom drive noise),
but instantly WMP window disappears. I have downloaded
the codec package from microsoft web site. Will very
much appreciate help in fixing this.
I have WXP SP1 and have .256MB of ram.
Thanks in advance


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Other media players?
by Jeff Ng / April 21, 2005 11:44 AM PDT

Do other DVD media players play the DVD?

Windows Media Player 10 alone does not come with a DVD playback. However if you purchase a DVD plug-in or install some DVD software, you may be able to play DVDs.

Which codec did you download at Microsoft?


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Re: Other media players?
by oniket / April 21, 2005 12:48 PM PDT
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Free codecs
by Jeff Ng / April 21, 2005 1:51 PM PDT

This package may help you:

and look for K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.29

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DVD player
by jcrobso / April 22, 2005 1:43 AM PDT

Many DVDs have a DVD player software that you can install on them. I think it's Interactial or somthing like that.
I have use the free one a few times and it's better than
WMP10 for DVDs.
EVEN XPMCE dosen't have a DVD player in it you have to install an OEM player.
Most DVD drives come with softare. John

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