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Windows Media Player won't play DVDs

By djackson84
Mar 5, 2011
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  1. Windows Media Player suddenly gives me this error message when I try to play DVDs

    "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."

    Does anyone where I get a video, if it will work, or any other tips? Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251

  3. djackson84

    djackson84 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    I installed it, but it still won't play them. Do I have to do something to let WMP know it's installed?
     
  4. djackson84

    djackson84 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Can anyone else help with this? I'm still having trouble.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +237

    What kind of DVDs are you trying to play? Are these copies or originals?
     
  6. djackson84

    djackson84 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Originals. Store bought DVDs.
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

  8. djackson84

    djackson84 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 87

    it wants me to uninstall XP codec pack first. Should I allow this?
     
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    yea, should be OK to uninstall the other codec pack first

    btw.. it can be much easier to simply use KMPlayer or VLC to play DVDs instead of trying to find codecs for Windows media player
     
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,687   +334

    Use this utility to check you have a compatible mpeg2 decoder installed. If one is installed and is compatible with WMP you can ensure it is selected as the one WMP will use.
     


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