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codecs for WMP

By Tedster
Sep 24, 2007
  1. I installed Windows Media Player on an older system, but it won't play DVDs. I have installed several open source codecs but WMP doesn't seem to pick them up. How can I play DVD movies? I do not want to use a stand alone program like VLC player.
     
  2. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Posts: 111

    You need DVD-playing software installed on your computer; I believe it is more than just a codec. Often, such software will allow you to play DVDs in Windows Media Player. I use Intervideo WinDVD, but there may be some free DVD software out there. This comparison of media players may help you find what you need. Let us know what you find :)
     
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    I've tried interwin but I keep getting same error as windows media player. It says I need codecs. I installed VLC player which works, but I don't care for it. I'd rather use WMP or interwin.

    thanks to kpo - I'll try those.
     
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve always used the K-Lite mega codec pack without problems.

    Like you Tedster I prefer to use WMP wherever possible.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. VvWolverinevV

    VvWolverinevV TS Booster Posts: 111

    Can anyone confirm whether any of these codec packs play DVDs or whether you need DVD-playing software in addition?
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve not had a problem with playing DVD`s with the K-lite codec pack installed.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    I am using K-lite Mega Codec Pack with no problems with playins DVDs.
    Also I can advise you another media player-Light Allow. I like it very much.
     
  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Vlc media player is also very nice :)
     
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Topic Starter Posts: 6,000   +15

    like I said, I tried it, it works, I don't care for it. It's awkward to use. I was able to use a copy of Nero I got in Iraq to work. I was allowed by customs to bring it back.
     
  12. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Ahh sorry.. seemed to have skimmed over that part. i know its your own preference but id try to get used to vlc.. it really is the best all round media player out there. The only other alternative i can think of is Ace mega codecs pack, which comes with media player classic, which also plays just about anything. good luck :) Kpo6969 mentions this above :)

    Find it here.

    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/ACE_Mega_CoDecS_Pack.htm
     
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