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No Audio in Windows Media Player 11 when playing DVDs

Hello all,

I run Windows XP PRO, SP3.My system information is as follows:-

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HOME
System Manufacturer ECS
System Model M825VXX
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1200 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T, 4/2/2001
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name HOME\Smarty
Time Zone SA Western Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,536.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 817.07 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.87 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

c:\windows\system32\iccvid.dll Radius Inc. iccvid.dll OK C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICCVID.DLL 78.50 KB (80,384 bytes) 8/4/2004 8:00 AM
c:\windows\system32\ir32_32.dll Intel(R) Corporation ir32_32.dll OK C:\WINDOWS\system32\IR32_32.DLL Not Available 194.50 KB (199,168 bytes) 8/4/2004 8:00 AM
c:\windows\system32\ Intel Corporation OK C:\WINDOWS\system32\IR41_32.AX 828.50 KB (848,384 bytes) 8/4/2004 8:00 AM
c:\windows\system32\ir50_32.dll Intel Corporation Indeo

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I looked twice and couldn't find.
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No Audio in Windows Media Player When Playing DVDs

Hello Proffit,

Thank you for your reply. I could only find the following information.

The combination DVD/CD information is RW DVD/RDL. DVD Multimedia DISC. The name of the hardware is LiteOn DVD-RW.

I opened the link you sent me and checked the likenesses to my computer and it seems that everything is supposed to be working properly. I can't say if a codex is missing from Media Player and if so I don't know which one I ought to download and install.

Hope the above infomation helps. Should you need any other information, please let me know and I will try to source the same.

Again thank you for your kind attention. Meanwhile I await your further comments and/or instructions.


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No, that didn't help.

I asked you for your DVD player software and you tell me about the hardware and then about codex.

If you don't know then that's OK, go get and use VLC PLAYER.

-> Next I think you missed out on the reason I shared that picture. I can't count how many times people didn't know how to set that output. Show me your WMP setting just like I did. Use

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No Audio in Windows Media Player When Playing DVDs

Hello Proffit

I just saw your reply thread. Thank you so much for it. I misconstrued your request. In that regard I sincerely apologise. I do hope the same is accepted.

As regards the software information you requested, please find system information containing the same hereunder and I so hope it helps.

Nero All Users:Nero All Users
Nero 7 Essentials All Users:Nero 7 Essentials All Users
Nero 7 Essentials\Audio All Users:Nero 7 Essentials\Audio All Users
Nero 7 Essentials\Data All Users:Nero 7 Essentials\Data All Users
Nero 7 Essentials\Labels All Users:Nero 7 Essentials\Labels All Users
Nero 7 Essentials\Manuals All Users:Nero 7 Essentials\Manuals All Users
Nero 7 Essentials\Photo and Video All Users:Nero 7 Essentials\Photo and Video All Users
Nero 7 Essentials\Play All Users:Nero 7 Essentials\Play All Users
Nero 7 Essentials\Share All Users:Nero 7 Essentials\Share All Users
Nero 7 Essentials\Tools All Users:Nero 7 Essentials\Tools All Users
Nero\Nero PhotoShow Express All Users:Nero\Nero PhotoShow Express All Users
VideoLAN All Users:VideoLAN All Users
VideoLAN\Quick Settings All Users:VideoLAN\Quick Settings All Users
VideoLAN\Quick Settings\Audio All Users:VideoLAN\Quick Settings\Audio All Users
VideoLAN\Quick Settings\Interface All Users:VideoLAN\Quick Settings\Interface All Users
VideoLAN\Quick Settings\Video All Users:VideoLAN\Quick Settings\Video All Users

I do not know what the VideoLAN part is all about. It beats me.

With respect to your last request I will immediately visit the designated website and get that info for you.

Thank you again for your time and patience.


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I don't see any DVD player software there that...

None of those would enable WMP to play Video DVDs.

VLC PLAYER however will play Video DVDs without any codex or other titles. Example at

I know it's very hard for many to set the audio output in WMP. This is why I posted a picture for you. What I had hoped is you could post a picture of your WMP setting in the same view so we could compare if you got that right.

As it stands, use VLC.

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No Audio in Windows media Player 11 When Playing DVDs.

Hello Proffit,

Thank you again for your reply. I must admit that I did not know how to do a print screen SysRq. I have to ask a question. How do I attach a photo to a thread in this forum? I have the photo's in my acdsee photo editor. Can't seem to be able to use photobucket.

Thanking you for your kind indulgence.


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Look what we've covered.

1. How to play DVDs in VLC Player.

So the issue of not playing DVDs is no longer a burning problem.

2. I shared where in WMP we have to check to see if we selected the right speakers. It's not automatic and a basic skill you must learn.

3. You never listed any DVD player software that would enable WMP so until you do, we're done.

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No Audio in Windows Media Player When Playing DVDs

Hello Bob,

Thank you for your post.

I did not know how to get the screen captures of my system that you requested, hence I did not do so. I however checked and found that in the speakers dialogue box, Dolby speakers were selected instead of desktop stereo speakers. In the Advanced Audio properties under audio tab, modem #1line playback was selected instead of Vinyl AC'97 Audio Wave. I adjusted the same.

Further, before the above checks I installed a trial version of the latest Power DVD 9. To my suprise there was sound in WMP. And after the adjustments I got sound again.

In order to know whether the adjustments are really working I would like to disable Power DVD and try WMP. Can you tell me how to do that. I don't know how.

I am really out of my league here and require some assistance.

Can you oblige?

Thanking you again.


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I think breaking things that work is a bad idea.

Power DVD "enabled" WMP. It's that simple. If my word isn't enough, ask another mod.

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My Advice: Leave Them Both Installed..

Why fix what's not broken. On this machine, I have three or four media players, including PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, Quicktime, VLC, DivX, and a couple others.. Since I choose which one will play a particular file type, they work fine.

Hope this helps.


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No Audio in Windows Media Player 11 when playing DVDs

Hello Bob & Grif,

Thank you for the advice replies. I consider you guys to be the bible on computers hence when I am stuck theres nowhere else to turn to but you. You are well respected here.

I shall be leaving the programs on the system as advised.

Thank you again and keep the good work you do going. It's the best forum on the net.

Best regards standeb.

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No Audio in Windows Media Player or Nero 7

First of all since no one told you how to print screen I will. On your keyboard usually upper right there is a prt scn button. You hit that button when you have the screen you want than open your paint program click on the page and hit control v and that should paste the screen photo.

AS per sound since no one said it I will. I just went through the same crap with Nero 7 with a Sony 840A DVD writer, called Sony they said I need a filter and codex loded them up nothing looked at my settings till seeing spots.Sony BS should just told me their Nero 7 software does no support sound.. Called Nero at $1.29 a minute found out that I need to get their full program version 9 currently to get sound. What a rip off.

Bottom line these discs we get with our DVD writers and the free windows programs do only very basic stuff . I spend a lot of time finding that out. Loaded Nero 9 trial version and got sound.(entetainment button) BTW the windows player did not have sound either.
So the reason you got sound is because the 9.0 software you loaded supports that.

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No Audio in Windows Media Player or Nero 7

Hello there at GETProductions,

Thank you for your reply thread. Better late than never.

Well. Since the last thread you read on this subject, I just left everything as was and almost forgotten entirely about print screen. I did actually find how to get the screen capture but could go no further. Your thread certainly explains it in entirety. It got my interest right away.

Thank you so much. I will be trying it right now.

Best regards.


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