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Help I can't play DVDs

By Neo_mill
Mar 25, 2008
  1. I have a gateway GM5066E its fairly new and i cant play DVDs i have tryed to use WMP and media center each time it tellls me "Your Video card or drivers are not compatble with media center/media player" I have tryed to install the driver but that has not worked when i baught it i could play dvds but my comp stopped working and my OS disk was shota tech guy came out and installed the OS but not the drivers (he wants to charge75$ an hour to do that) so far i have all of them installed exept one the one that allows me to play DVDs (Video controller (VGA compatable)) please help I dont have 75$
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

  3. Neo_mill

    Neo_mill TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok I am running XP media center and i have downloaded a video driver and it works correct but I need another to play DVDs. it says it cannot decode the video
     
  4. ZenMatrix

    ZenMatrix TS Rookie Posts: 21

    most of the time gateways come with intervideo windvd if its not installed you should have a cd or use the recovery program normally in all-programs/system recovery and should be able to install it if not download vlc player as that will decode the dvds to use media player you need a decoder installed but usually have to purchase another program for that
     
  5. Neo_mill

    Neo_mill TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok but that was on my OS disk and the Techy through it out
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    "WMP and media center each time it tellls me "Your Video card or drivers are not compatble with media center/media player"...

    Are you still getting this error? Media Center should have its own DVD decoder/player... Try downloading a trial version of Nero 8 and see if you can play DVD's
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Intervideo WinDVD is not shipped with Microsoft Media Center PC's. It is not necessary. I remove it from all OEM computers I repair
     
  8. ZenMatrix

    ZenMatrix TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Its a program thats usually bundled with gateways and thats what they include to make dvd playable with out it you would purchase something to decode the dvds
     
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