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Media Player and DVD's

by TONI H / September 16, 2006 9:31 PM PDT

Using the original but security patched version of Media Player that comes with XP Pro (not upgraded to Media Player 10 because I like what I have now)...

Have recently developed a problem with Media Player not being able to view dvd movies (encountered a problem that it's not set up to view dvd's and advised to change my video resolution), but according to the error event code, it actually has something to do with not having a decoder installed since Media Player has the options set to view dvd's.

Can I uninstall and then clean install Media Player from the Windows Setup/Components area in order to correct this? I don't know what happened to the Windows Media Player Decoder and have been using PowerDVD to view them lately but prefer Media Player since Power DVD isn't in the list of choices given when inserting a dvd so I have to go to the trouble of opening PowerDVD and manually starting the dvd from there.

Media Player opens just fine and actually will view the movie automatically if the file in on my harddrive..just not from the dvd itself.

Will reinstalling Media Player replace the decoder automatically? There are decoders available on the net, but you have to pay for them, and Media Player worked fine before without having to purchase the decoder so I'm assuming XP Media Player already comes with its own, right?


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I have the codecs. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 16, 2006 9:49 PM PDT
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That didn't work
by TONI H / September 17, 2006 3:09 AM PDT
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still got the same error of lower the colors for my monitor or change my resolution garbage in order to view dvd's. Everything is the same now as it has been since I first installed XP so I have no clue. I'll check out PowerDVD to play on insertion of dvd's instead. Thanks.


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by banshdharm / September 17, 2006 5:46 AM PDT
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When you install Power DVD WMP also can play DVDs using codecs installed with PDVD. WMP has the ability to play DVDs but lacks proper codecs. To play DVD movies using WMP or PDVD you have to configure the autorun options of your DVD drive.

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