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Decoder for windows media player?

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  • Windows XP
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Anonymous
March 7, 2005 8:11:03 PM

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All I want to do is play a DVD through the Windows media player but a message
comes up : Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD
decoder is not installed on your computer.
Where do I go from here ?
Thanks

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Anonymous
March 7, 2005 9:21:39 PM

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How to Check if DVD Decoder Software is Installed...

By default, Windows XP does not come with compatible DVD decoder software
installed. To confirm if you have Windows XP-compatible DVD decoder
software
on your system:

Start | Run | Type: dvdupgrd /detect | Click OK |

A Windows dialog box will open with identifying information about the
installed software. If No decoders found is displayed, no decoder is
installed and you cannot play DVDs.

Supported Software MPEG-2 DVD Decoders in Windows Media Player for Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];306331

Then get out your credit card....

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:A4768E74-A349-4D0F-9E53-FC333B10FC06@microsoft.com,
pixelpup <pixelpup@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> All I want to do is play a DVD through the Windows media player but a
> message comes up : Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a
> compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.
> Where do I go from here ?
> Thanks
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 9:21:40 PM

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"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> How to Check if DVD Decoder Software is Installed...
>
> By default, Windows XP does not come with compatible DVD decoder software
> installed. To confirm if you have Windows XP-compatible DVD decoder
> software
> on your system:
>
> Start | Run | Type: dvdupgrd /detect | Click OK |
>
> A Windows dialog box will open with identifying information about the
> installed software. If No decoders found is displayed, no decoder is
> installed and you cannot play DVDs.
>
> Supported Software MPEG-2 DVD Decoders in Windows Media Player for Windows
> XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];306331
>
> Then get out your credit card....
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:A4768E74-A349-4D0F-9E53-FC333B10FC06@microsoft.com,
> pixelpup <pixelpup@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > All I want to do is play a DVD through the Windows media player but a
> > message comes up : Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a
> > compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.
> > Where do I go from here ?
> > Thanks
>
> Have done as advised. Windows can not detect dvdupgrd/detect. so no box is displayed !
Related resources
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 10:24:01 PM

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DVD Support in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/windowsxp...

DVD Decoders for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/windowsxp...

Resources for troubleshooting DVD problems in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308012/EN-US/

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"pixelpup" wrote:


| All I want to do is play a DVD through the Windows media player but a message
| comes up : Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD
| decoder is not installed on your computer.
| Where do I go from here ?
| Thanks
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 11:20:57 PM

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Then you need to purchase a DVD Decoder because you do not have one.
Windows XP does not include a DVD decoder.

DVD Support in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/windowsxp...

DVD Decoders for Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/windowsxp...

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"pixelpup" wrote:

| Have done as advised. Windows can not detect dvdupgrd/detect. so no box is displayed !
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 1:02:18 AM

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You'll need something like PowerDVD, or a hardware decoder card (fits in a
PCI slot).


"pixelpup" <pixelpup@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A4768E74-A349-4D0F-9E53-FC333B10FC06@microsoft.com...
> All I want to do is play a DVD through the Windows media player but a
> message
> comes up : Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible
> DVD
> decoder is not installed on your computer.
> Where do I go from here ?
> Thanks