Attention: The forums will be placed on read only mode this Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018)

During this outage (6:30 AM to 8 PM PDT) the forums will be placed on read only mode. We apologize for this inconvenience. Click here to read details

Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

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?

TONI

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Media Player and DVD's
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: Media Player and DVD's
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 -
I have the codecs. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 16, 2006 9:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Media Player and DVD's
Collapse -
That didn't work
by TONI H / September 17, 2006 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: I have the codecs. . .

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.

TONI

Collapse -
WMP and PDVD
by banshdharm / September 17, 2006 5:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Media Player and DVD's

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.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!