Audio & Video Software forum

General discussion

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD

by I.Q. / October 31, 2005 5:48 AM PST

I'm not having much success with creating DVD's. I have several that I made and have played back in the past with the Windows Media player-10, but now they won't play. I get a message box that says "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer". The only thing different between now and the last time I played a DVD that worked is I have uninstalled my Roxio Videowave 7 program, and the two DVD programs that came with my computer - Sonic MyDVD(4.0) and the Power DVD(4.0C). If I reinstall any (or all ?) of these programs will it solve my problem? I'm now using the Nova Video Explosion Deluxe (which has the Sonic MyDVD Authoring program built into it). If reinstalling any of the above programs solves my problem, will I create another issue with DVD program conflicts?

Thanking anyone who responds in advance I.Q.

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows Media Player cannot play DVD
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows Media Player cannot play DVD
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Sounds proper to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2005 8:38 AM PST

Can I ask why you didn't install DVD player software?

Also, be aware that WMP 10 will break older DVD player software in which case you'll need yet another upgrade.

Cheers,

Bob

Collapse -
Windows Media Player cannot play DVD,, This is true!!!!!
by jcrobso / November 1, 2005 12:14 AM PST

M$ is to cheep to provide a DVD decoder, so YOU have install one!!! This was done by one of your DVD player programs. John

Collapse -
Too cheap? They gave you a free player to begin with. Now
by Kiddpeat / November 1, 2005 3:14 AM PST

they're cheap because they won't pay the licensing fee for the codec on top of the free software? I know everybody wants everything free these days, but .....

Collapse -
What do you mean - free?
by triple AAA / January 10, 2006 4:06 PM PST

I don't know about others but I paid 280 euro for XP pro. Even for my 50 euro Linux I can download more free codecs than a 280 euro MS licence will ever allow me to. Talking about greed...

Collapse -
The fee is not to Microsoft but mpegla.com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2006 10:04 PM PST

Last time round it was 2 bucks per video stream.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.