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DVD Player Sound chopped

After a re-install of Windows XP Professional on my Dell Dimension 1100 Desktop (withadded DVD Player) all is OK sound-wise until I try to play a DVD (film). I have downloaded Windows player update, no good. AVS Player Chopped Sound) and Nero asks for a Dolby download (30 day trial) but could not locate exact download on their site.

I installed ''Free'' Driver Detective, to find that you have to register for £29.00 (I thnk) before the fix/recommended driver downloads are given. (I hate these FREE to download things that arren't in effect.)

The Driver detective says it found 6 problems:

(Out of date driver, bridges etc)

Any comments, sound is fine when watching on line videos (Camtasia ones for example)

Thanks

Graham

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  • gfrenchparis Feb 11, 2009

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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.
    Unquote. Any suggestions now anyone?


  • gfrenchparis Feb 11, 2009

    I don't know what my graphics card is and I do not believe I have downloaded a codec pack (I only have if its another name or part of the Video drivers I downloaded from the Dell Download site, I'll go and look there now. Let me know how I find out what graphics card I have..?

    Thanks

    Graham


  • mark hudson May 11, 2010

    whats your graphics card and have you installed a codec pack?

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From your start menu type dxdiag in the run and hit enter,select no then go to the 3rd tab and it will tell you about your graphics card.

http://files.filefront.com/klcodec226fexe/;4665067;/fileinfo.html

thats the codec pack i use which is a good 1, the VLC player ashish13 has suggested is also very helpful and can be found here

http://files.uberdownloads.com/software/video-player/VLC.html

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This is a known problem with WMP.. It cannot play protected files without plugins.. What you can do is use VLC player which is free n does'nt require any plugins whatsoever.. but still if you need video drivers here's the link

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=&SystemID=DIM_CEL_1100

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