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  1. #1
    dow Guest

    Default Windows media player cannot play dvd

    Hi,



    Hope you would help me again on this problem.

    When I try to play cd or dvd on my windows media player, it displays
    "Windows Explorer has stopped working"

    Thanks for answering me folks.


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    dow

  2. #2
    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Default Re: Windows media player cannot play dvd


    "dow" <dow.3djz0j@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > Hope you would help me again on this problem.
    >
    > When I try to play cd or dvd on my windows media player, it displays
    > "Windows Explorer has stopped working"
    >
    > Thanks for answering me folks.
    >


    When did it stop working? If it was working before,, then Restore back to a
    point that it was not happening. Also, make sure have not introduced
    something like installing some for XP that could lead to the issue.


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    tntoak is offline New Member
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    Windows Media Player does not include the codecs necessary to play DVD movies. Because of licensing issues, the codecs have to be obtained through another source. You can get the necessary codecs through installing the InterActual player that many DVDs contain on the discs, a program such as PowerDVD or WinDVD, or third party codec collections (Vista Codec Pack, for example).

    I would recommend checking your Add/Remove Programs control panel to see if any of those programs are installed. If you do have any of those on your PC, you may have to reinstall the program in order for DVD functionality to be restored in WMP.

  4. #4
    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Default Re: Windows media player cannot play dvd


    That's possibly true. The Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista do include
    the codecs necessary to play DVD movies. =)

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    "tntoak" <tntoak.3dk4m3@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    > Windows Media Player does not include the codecs necessary to play DVD
    > movies. Because of licensing issues, the codecs have to be obtained
    > through another source. You can get the necessary codecs through
    > installing the InterActual player that many DVDs contain on the discs, a
    > program such as PowerDVD or WinDVD, or third party codec collections
    > (Vista Codec Pack, for example).
    >
    > I would recommend checking your Add/Remove Programs control panel to
    > see if any of those programs are installed. If you do have any of those
    > on your PC, you may have to reinstall the program in order for DVD
    > functionality to be restored in WMP.
    >
    >
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