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Not able to watch DVD's or videos on your PC? No picture only audio?

Reason
If you're having a problem reading DVD's or video files on your PC the this is because you either don't have a media player installed on your system or that you don't have a recent or updated codec pack installed on your PC.

Codec update
Firstly lets get to the Codec pack. A Codec pack is a list of video decoding information that, when added to your systems codec library, reads and converts the code and instructions from the video clip to your video player. To be able to play new videos or DVD's you will need to have the latest Codec update available. You can get the latest codec pack here. All you have to do is click the Download [ K-Lite Codec Pack 6.9.0 Full ]. Once downloaded you will need to install it and you may need to reboot after the setup is complete. VLC Media Player comes with Windows Media Player Classic and a host of audio/video decoders needed to play any video or audio file.

A great Video/Media Player
If you don't have a media/video player installed then you should try this great media application I found on the net. It's called VLC Media Player and it can literally play ANY media file, especially HD videos that Media Player Classic can't handle, and the best thing is that it is totally 100% FREE. It can be found on the VLC website here.


Extra
If you want to customise your VLC media player you can, just head over to the VLC skins department and get the skin pack.

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i have an .avi file dvd rip xvid that dont play and when i open it,the message reads"plase ensure windows media player is upto date.please visit www.dbmovies.info to get the db codec".


The video file you have might be encoded with a codec you don't have installed.
There are codec packs which cover the most of them, so that media players can play videos.
You can try downloading the most popular I know, k-lite codec pack from here. And try to play the video again.

If you don't want to mess with codecs and stuff, you can always try downloading vlc media player, that plays nearly anything without the need of separate codecs.

Aug 24, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Media Player

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The windows cannot read video in media player. So, the screen appear the problem that the media player does not install a Compatible DVD Decoder. So, How I Install The DVD decoders?


if you are looking for a decoder then download the file in this website



http://www.updatexp.com/dvd-decoder-media-player-windows.html


i hope this is helpfull




akuma_ryu21

Jan 21, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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cannot play dvds. says my Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.


Chances are you need the proper codec to run the DVD. Software companies often write their own 'interpreter' software to read the format they use to encode videos/music files.

Trying doing a search on the internet for the type of file format Windows Media Player is trying to run, then look for the codec for that format. Unless the format is copyright protected, Microsoft should have the codec available on their website.

Aug 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Media Player cann't read DVD contents & asks for Restart


install the newest vlc player. copy and paste the line below into the url box:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

when installing, click on all the file types and install, and it should play the dvd.
i personally would uninstall powerdvd as well, cos vlc plays just about anything i throw at it.
good luck
chris

Dec 07, 2008 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Laptop

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dvd rom


I'm assuming you're using Windows... Try downloading the most recent Media Player, or install any DVD Video player. Possibly the one that came with your Drive.

Hope that helps..

Geno

Mar 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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