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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 10:31:11 PM

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Running Windows XP Pro & IE 6 .Attempting to play DVD`s the following
dialogue box contains the following: Windows Media Player cannot play the
DVD because a compatible decoder is not installed on your computer. How do I
rectify this problem?
Regards
Skipbs

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June 11, 2005 10:31:12 PM

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Hi Ian,

To fix this error you must make sure your dvd player's drivers and
software are installed. Your DVD Player software should come with a dvd
decoder driver that will allow WMP to work.
--
"If it's not broken, fix it anyway"


"Ian Barras-Smith" wrote:

> Running Windows XP Pro & IE 6 .Attempting to play DVD`s the following
> dialogue box contains the following: Windows Media Player cannot play the
> DVD because a compatible decoder is not installed on your computer. How do I
> rectify this problem?
> Regards
> Skipbs
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 10:31:12 PM

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Hi Ian,

Ensure that an XP-compatible software DVD decoder is installed. Look under
the "No Upgrade Is Available or No DVD Decoder Is Present" section of this
MSKB article for a listing of supported software decoders:

Supported software MPEG-2 DVD decoders in Windows Media Player for Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306331/EN-US/



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"Ian Barras-Smith" <skip@barras-smith.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:o FJrptqbFHA.720@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Running Windows XP Pro & IE 6 .Attempting to play DVD`s the following
> dialogue box contains the following: Windows Media Player cannot play the
> DVD because a compatible decoder is not installed on your computer. How do
I
> rectify this problem?
> Regards
> Skipbs
>
>
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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 10:31:12 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...

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o FJrptqbFHA.720@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Ian Barras-Smith <skip@barras-smith.freeserve.co.uk> hunted and pecked:
> Running Windows XP Pro & IE 6 .Attempting to play DVD`s the following
> dialogue box contains the following: Windows Media Player cannot play the
> DVD because a compatible decoder is not installed on your computer. How
> do I rectify this problem?
> Regards
> Skipbs
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 3:03:03 AM

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Install a codec. You can purchase one for cheap from here
http://www.wmplugins.com/ItemDetail.aspx?ItemID=147 Doing a search may give
you a free codec but be forewarned that free codec sometimes come with a
price such as undesirable spyware. Paying $15 US ain't too bad.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Ian Barras-Smith" <skip@barras-smith.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:o FJrptqbFHA.720@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Running Windows XP Pro & IE 6 .Attempting to play DVD`s the following
> dialogue box contains the following: Windows Media Player cannot play the
> DVD because a compatible decoder is not installed on your computer. How do
> I rectify this problem?
> Regards
> Skipbs
>
June 12, 2005 8:34:16 PM

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There is a free decoder mentioned at videohelp.com that received good
ratings. It is mentioned at: http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=Dscaler_5

There is a link to the decoder at sourceforge.

Cheers!


"Ian Barras-Smith" <skip@barras-smith.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:o FJrptqbFHA.720@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Running Windows XP Pro & IE 6 .Attempting to play DVD`s the following
> dialogue box contains the following: Windows Media Player cannot play the
> DVD because a compatible decoder is not installed on your computer. How do
> I rectify this problem?
> Regards
> Skipbs
>
!