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Windows media player

I had to reformat my computer and then reinstall programs. I have tried to play dvd using windows media but it will not play. I don't know if it is a driver problem

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Re: windows media player

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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After formatting my dell vostro 1510 DVD drive will not read or play DVD discs

If you reinstalled Windows from the Dell-provided "System Restore" CD/DVD disks, you should be able to play DVD disks.

If you reinstalled Windows from some "other" Windows disks, you should be able to view the files/folders on any DVD-disk, but you will be lacking the software to properly "decode" those files, and to "play" the content.

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Plays cds but not dvd

You need an MPEG-2 Decoder, it's a software program that will allow you to play DVDs, download VLC media player from (free), It is kind of like windows media player but will allow you to play DVDs

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Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.

Download and install this.. Klite Mega Codec packs.
Restart your computer and play the movie with Windows Media Player or with the player that's included with Klite Mega codec packs.. They will play smoothly without any further codec problem.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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Cannot watch sony pictures dvd blue ray disk on my computer

try this one first:

if you are using windows XP

- click start
- click run, in the run type in regedit
you will see a registry editor window
in the registry editor window

- click the + sign at the hkey_local_machine
- click the + sign of system
- click the + sign of currentcontrolset
- click the + sign of control
- click the + sign of class

there will be bunch of random letters and number under that control
try to find this one

if you click this check if you will be able to see DVD rom at the right side of the registry editor window
you must delete the upper and lower filters
after that restart the computer and try to put in dvds

for vista or win7

- click start and type in the start search regedit
after this just do the same thing with the win xp instructions
try also to update the DVD codec. you can also try to download the most updated windows media player, power DVD or any software/program that have dvd codecs or that acts like a player for DVD

i hope this works.
Pls rate my resolution thanks!!

Mar 04, 2010 | CyberLink SW- DVD Software Power DVD...

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Aspire one running cyberlink 8.0 plays dvd, but

Verify your DVD player and Sound card is listed without errors in device manager. If there are no errors, try to play the dvd with another program such as windows media player just to try and narrow down the possibilities

Aug 30, 2009 | CyberLink SW- DVD Software Power DVD...

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Samsung dvd-rom 616E won't play sounds

I decided to check to see which video player programs were already on my computer. I have a Dell, so there were several that came preinstalled.
Did I mention that Windows Update had installed several new fixes recently?
My toolbar no longer worked like it did last week, that was a clue.
2 of my programs were no longer in the programs list, Interplayer and Power DVD were missing.
I went to the Power DVD site and downloaded the latest update.
Now my DVD player works fine.
I don't know why RealPlayer or Media Player didn't work, even with the updates.
I don't care, as long as something works.
I could have tried Winamp too but Power DVD worked and I didn't try anything else after that.
It doesn't have to be a problem with the hardware, but could be the software.

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Movie audio 'flutters/warbles'

Might be that cyberlink is the problem or the codec it uses. I would also recommend using VLC, and see if it has issues.

I like VLC, it will pretty much play any media file, and I do mean any media file. If window media player can not play a file, VLC should. And the best part, its free.

If its your codec, I prefer SLD Codec.

Feb 21, 2008 | CyberLink SW- DVD Software Power DVD...

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