but I didn't think WMP was able to play DVD's. Maybe that's different with WMP 12.
I saw this;
but that seems to suggest that DVDs need specialised software to play them, like Cyberlinks PowerDVD or similar, although I am aware that VLC Player plays DVDs as well.
If it is a bug, I don't think this is a bug that Microsoft intends to address.
Sorry if this has been addressed but I didn't find it after a search. I can't play many commercial DVDs with WMP 12 because I get the following error: "WMP cannot play this DVD because it is not possible to turn on analog copy protection on the output display...."
The message also suggests to download the latest driver. I am running a new HP computer, Windows 7 64 bit and have all the newest drivers. The DVDs will play with VLC media player so I have the proper codecs. These DVDs will play on my other computer with WMP 11 and Windows XP.
An internet search shows that this is a fairly common problem but I couldn't find a solution. Microsoft's web site addresses this error but it says it occurs when using more than one monitor with different resolution settings which I am not doing.