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Dvd playback problems???

By fimbles
Jan 4, 2007
  1. Hi.

    Im having trouble with my pc and its ability to behave lately.. for some strange reason it completely refuses to play original shop bought dvds that it has played fine in the past.

    I get the following error message.

    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 have done as suggested and updated my catalyst drivers to the latest one.. still no luck. Could this be a freindly microsoft "update" or am i missing something obvious here..??

    By the way.. copied dvds play fine.. also i know i could probably download another dvd software player, but im curious as hell to find out what has happened? im running xp home.

    Ty in advance for any replies!
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,632   +321

    What version of WMP are you using? A simple upgrade to the next version is likely to fix it.

    Will VLC play it?
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,274   +152

    Thanks for the speedy reply.

    I was using media player 11.. which i downgraded to 10.. but still no luck.

    This problem started about a month ago with no apparent cause..

    V.L.C media player plays them fine... no problems what so ever.

    Im just curious to what happened?
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,632   +321

    Try to re-upgrade to 11. I found this gem from microsoft here:
     
  5. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,274   +152

    Good advice.. but stiil no joy.. still copyright messages..
     
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