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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 8:55:49 PM

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I recently had to re install my Windows XP. Now I can't play DVD's. Evey
time I put a DVD in I get a window that reads," Windows Media Player cannot
play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your
computer". And then they say I have to buy a decoder. I thought one is
already installed in Windows XP. Help!

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July 12, 2005 1:17:00 AM

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Nope - XP and WMP10 DO NOT come with DVD player capability built in - you
will have to buy a decoder.

"Valentino France" <valentinofrance@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>I recently had to re install my Windows XP. Now I can't play DVD's. Evey
> time I put a DVD in I get a window that reads," Windows Media Player
> cannot
> play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your
> computer". And then they say I have to buy a decoder. I thought one is
> already installed in Windows XP. Help!
>
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 4:24:47 AM

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Windows XP does not come with a DVD (MPEG2 decoder). You'll need to install
DVD software of your own (the three most popular are Intervideo's WinDVD,
Cyberlink's PowerDVD or Nvidia's NVDVD).

Media Player will leverage these dvd playback software's MPEG2 decoder to
play back your dvd's.

--
Gary Tsang
Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
http://www.microsoft.com/mvp


"Valentino France" <valentinofrance@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:uyDwsrlhFHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I recently had to re install my Windows XP. Now I can't play DVD's. Evey
> time I put a DVD in I get a window that reads," Windows Media Player
> cannot
> play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your
> computer". And then they say I have to buy a decoder. I thought one is
> already installed in Windows XP. Help!
>
>
!