Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not inst

By bex ยท 5 replies
Jul 25, 2005
    REALTEK AC97 Audio
    Maxtor 6Y160P0
    512MB Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    Windows xp service pack 2
    Using Magix 2.0 to edit Panasonic camcorder tapes to DVD. For some reason I cannot capture via Magix so I capture via Windows Movie Maker and edit via Magix. Once I have burned the dvd via Magix my dvd player tells me it's a bad disc, my computer get the error message, Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer, when I try and play it.
    I have tried to play other DVD's and I get the same error message. I have re-installed windows media but still get the same message.
    I did have Nero installed but un-installed this thinking that it may be causing the problem.
    Installed the Windows xp video decoder and am told that the ligos MPEG video decoder is not compatible.
    I know nothing about decoders but have always used window medio before with no problems. I am happy to pay for software that will sort my driver/decoder problems out but would be greatful for some advise.
  2. nucleardreams

    nucleardreams TS Rookie Posts: 68

  3. bex

    bex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    K-lite codec pack

    Hi There, thanks for your help, I have downloaded K-lite but appear to have another problem.
    I was using DVD shrink and it then I noticed that I had no cd rom, I checked the device manager and LITE-ON DVDRW LDW -851S was disabled, I uninstalled and it installed again but it was still disabled with an error message... A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)

    Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.
    Troubleshoot brings up a blank page...I am pulling my hair out, all I want to do is make a simple movie from my camcorder, never thought it would be this difficult!!!
  4. girish_5500

    girish_5500 TS Rookie

  5. jigixv783

    jigixv783 TS Rookie

    i need some herlp as well.. how do you use the k-lite codec pack? because i can't play movies on my media player and it needs that decorder thing..
  6. merv1013

    merv1013 TS Rookie

    Since I reinstalled the OS, XP-professional, I cannot play DVDs. I get the "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not inst" mesage! help!!
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