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Old 03-02-08, 10:07 PM
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Windows Media Player 11 cannot play dvds

when I try to watch a dvd my windows media player gives me a copyright message and that I may need a updated driver for the player to work. Honestly I did not know exactly what to do. How can I fix this?. I did a search but I couldnt find anything specific that could have help me fix this problem. Anyone have any ideas what can I do? Thanks.
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Old 03-02-08, 10:29 PM
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WMP needs an external DVD decoder from programs like PowerDVD. Find the patch for the decoder program.
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Old 03-03-08, 05:37 AM
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The K-lite codec Pack comes with a DVD decoder, It has taken over as my personal favorite:

You could also use VLC Media player:

And they are both free!
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Old 03-03-08, 12:45 PM
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The others seem to have answered your question, but I thought I'd elaborate a bit:

To watch a DVD, you need an MPEG2 decoder. To distribute an MPEG2 decoder, you need to pay a licensing fee per copy of the media you're selling. I don't think the fee is that much, but when you're Microsoft and you're selling 400+ million copies of Windows XP, the licensing fees add up fast - especially when you consider that perhaps 50% of those copies of XP will NEVER be used to watch DVDs. So MS decided not to include the decoder with Windows... which is a pain in the ass, but makes complete sense from a business standpoint.
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Old 03-03-08, 02:39 PM
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thanks again.
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Old 03-08-08, 06:05 PM
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I am also having a similar problem since I upgraded to player 11. I have voice, but no sound with avi files. So do I go and download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 3.8.0 (first one on the list) and that will fix my issue?

I tried googling my issue, but since I have no clue what I am doing here, I want some advice before I go changing and downloading things.

ETA: I am trying to listen to audio live on this website. On one computer it plays fine, the other I get the following error. C00D1199

The microsoft page isn't much help. Everything looks fine. Would the Codec pack solve this problem as well?

TIA to anyone who can help me.

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Old 03-08-08, 07:04 PM
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OS X comes with a DVD player.

Just sayin...
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Old 03-11-08, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason
OS X comes with a DVD player.

Just sayin...

Vista Ultimate will natively play DVD's as well..

Just sayin...
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I have always found that this Codec package has been great!
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