WMP as supplied doesn't play DVDs. You'll want DVD player software for that.
See if http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html helps on your other issues.
OK... I am trying to run Windows media player 9 on Win XP for home. It looks like I am encountering a common problem- the blasted thing won't open.
I can get a cd to play and every once in a while the help window opens up telling me how to put controls on the taskbar & I can do that. When I insert a DVD I can get a teeny little box above the taskbar control that shows the movie. But I can't expand it.
Here's what I have tried so far to fix this issue:
-removed wmp9 from windows components & reinstalled it (several times and after running pest scans also)
-ran both pest patrol & ad-aware (both updated today)
-Tried a system restore (a couple of times)
-restarted the ^&*%%( computer more times than I can count.
-Searched everywhere for help on this issue
Please can someone help??? What else can I try?