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Old 08-28-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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When i try to play a dvd movie on my computer in Windows Media Player 9 a message, attached, comes up referring to a "compatible dvd decoder". I have no idea what and how to manage this. Could someone explain to me in detail how to install a dvd decoder on my Windows XP Home Edition computer for WMP 9.
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Hello Julie Frances

Download and install K-Lite Codec Pack

Or try a different player
VLC media player is one of the best.

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Old 08-29-2009, 05:14 AM   #3
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hi i have been using shark 007 codec pack for windows and vista works fine and very easy to set up just google it
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That's just the generic message for when you don't have DVD playback software installed on your computer.
Normally if you have a DVD drive (or a computer that came with one) it'll come with a software DVD player (Cyberlink PowerDVD, Intervideo WinDVD, etc...). Check whatever came bundled with your computer/DVD drive.
If you don't care for Windows Media Player playing your DVD's may I suggest these two freeware alternatives
- Media Player Classic Home Cinema: http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/ (the only file you really need is mplayerc.exe which you can unzip to your desktop)
- VLC Media Player: http://www.videolan.org
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Thank You for your assistance. My computer is a new one and it came with "Cyberlink DVD Suite" (screen shot attached), but it doesn`t do anything, just what`s in the screen shot, it doesn`t open anything. As you are aware WMP gives that message i originally posted.
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Thank You to all. I installed VLC and it operates pretty good. I`ll stiil try to get codecs for WMP 9.

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How do i remove my system info attachment in this post please?
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I`m pleased to say that with assistance i have the dvd codecs installed on my computer and am now playing dvds on it. Thank You

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