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Old 01-07-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default windows media can't play dvd

every i insert a dvd to play on my pc through windows media it says that it can not play because my color settings on my pc are wrong how do i fixt this? ive been using blaze dvd now but i would still like to know why it says it
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Default Re: windows media can't play dvd

Are the drivers installed for your GPU?
Have you been able to play DVD's before..?
Are the colour settings set to 16-bit or 32-bit?
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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yes no and 32bit
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Default Re: windows media can't play dvd

Ok, can you view videos, such as online videos?
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: windows media can't play dvd

you need a video codec, just google dvd codecs for wmp
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Default Re: windows media can't play dvd

You could use CyberLink DVD player as well, I prefer that over WMP.
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:39 PM   #7
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yea online videos play fine and even movies i have on my pc it is just dvd's from the drive like i said i am using blaze dvd which works just fine i just wanted to know what was wrong
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Default Re: windows media can't play dvd

Sounds to me like a codec problem.


i would do this in order.

1. Remove all your installed codecs. via add remove programs

2. Update to the latest windows media player www.windowsupdate.com

3. go to www.free-codecs.com download and install required codecs.

usually the ones if found i need are the Xvid and AC3 Codecs.

only install the ones you need. (just try those 2 for now)
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