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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.

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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

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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

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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 .....

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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...

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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.

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