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Issues!!help please thanks for responding to my Windows media player problem. i installed the codec pack like you said. that was fine. now, when i put a dvd into the drive, WMP gives me a message that says "Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings." so i did that. i lowered the settings, and tried the dvd again. windows media player just gave me the same message again!!! i dont get it!!!! can you help? it would be greatly appreciated.

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If you open the DVD from "Media Player Classic", i think it should work.
Go to the installation folder of K-Lite Codec Pack (Probably C:\Program Files if you didn't change it)
The open de folder "Media Player Classic" and execute "mplayerc.exe".

Make sure the DVD is in the DVD-drive and go to File -> Open DVD

If this does not work, I think you have a very special DVD, or the DVD is damaged...

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