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Cant play certain dvds

In my Aspire 5920 windows media player says i have a prob with digital copy protection between thr DVD drive, decoder, and video card. it says to Try installing an updated driver for the video card but thisis apparently up to date.

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I haven't got a manual.I cant use it. J


I assume you would like to play a DVD on Windows XP and it does not work.

Windows XP does not contain DVD player software out of the box. You need to install third party software for this. Commercially available programs include "WinDVD" (Corel) or "PowerDVD" (InterVideo).
A free alternative is VLC, available here: http://www.videolan.org/

You do not need a manual or special driver for your DVD drive; DVD drives share a common interface and work with Windows using a generic driver.

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DVD decoder does not come pre installed with windows. Download GOM or VLC media player and install it. Media player will then play DVDs. Also the two players I have mentioned play dvds.

For vlc copy and paste this link in internet explorer adress bar:
http://www.videolan.org/mirror-geo.php?file=vlc/1.0.1/win32/vlc-1.0.1-win32.exe



for gom do the same with this link:
http://www.gomlab.com/eng/GMP_download.html


Do give my solution the highest rating if it solves your problem. Thank you for using fixya!

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My laptop wont play my dvds. its asking me to download a decoder.. i need help


you have to buy any dvd player to let WMP to play dvd on it, like Power dvd etc. If you dont want to buy, try open source alternative lile VLC media player. ( click here ) to get it. I am not sure, you can play dvd on media player or not, but using vlc, you surely can.

Can not play problem for media player is a copy write related issue and microsoft can not give it with windows.

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Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.


I know this probably doesn't qualify as a 'solution', but try using VLC to play your DVDs instead of Media Player. From what I understand, Media Player has a whole host of issues with DVD playback.

VLC is free and can be downloaded from here:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Hope this helps!

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DVDs will not play on drive(DRW-1608P3S)


The reason for this issue is the lack of a codec software like Cyberlink PowerDVD or PowerCinema.These are paid versions.We could try installing a codec pack from Klite.Its free.The link is : http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5075&s=775 Please let me know whether it fixed it

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I have a dell dimension 2400 series, now i find i cannot play dvds on it i get a note up 2 to say "windows media player cannot play dvd compatible dvd decoder not fitted " what can i do to...


Hi,
are you trying to play DVDs from a different region ?
PC DVD Drives, are region set to the computer, if you have a region 1 dvd drive, trying to play region 2 dvds et,c. it won,t let you. theres a couple of ways around this. go to Afterdawn ( on the web ) and download a region free dvd device.
Solution 2. try to obtain any updates or re-install windows media player. suggest player version 9 or above.

Mike @ compurepair.

p.s finally is to check that your drive, indeed supports DVD Or certain types of dvd media. i.e DVD+ Or DVD- some only support One type.

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Windows XP does not come with the proper software to play DVDs. All major brands of pcs come with a piece of software called a DVD decoder. Once the DVD decoder is installed windows media player can play DVDs again. This software will be on your application recovery disks from your manufacturer. If you do not have these disks you can purchase them from the company who built your PC or you can purchase a DVD decoder software such as the ones found here. If you don't want to purchase one you can try a different program such as the VLC Media player to play your DVDs. VLC is a free download.

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