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Media Player doesn't Play DVD, Why is this? What can I do?

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  • milkymickers Nov 21, 2008

    i need dvd decorder for my window medie player

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case May 11, 2010

    Hi there,

    I hate to ask and don't take it the wrong way, but are you sure that the drive you are using to play your DVD can handle DVD's? If it's only a CD-ROM drive, not a DVD-ROM drive, it won't read the disk.

    Let me know the type of drive you have.

    Other useful info:


    • Operating System

    • Media Player version

    • Type of PC

    • Error codes (if any)

    • Does the DVD work in other machines?

    • Anything else that seems pertinent
    Mike





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I had the same problem. so i asked my bro and he recommended me to download and install DivX. and it worked perfectly. windows media players lack some codecs that was what he said. i didnt really care what they were for as long as i got what i wanted... lol

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