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window media player won't play movie

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Last response: in Windows XP
February 13, 2007 1:45:40 AM

I had this new pioneer dvd-rw from newegg, and brand new windows xp pro but I think I still missing something. Can you guys help me out please? I known it has something to do with decoder software or hardware but can't verify which to get or install.


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February 25, 2007 12:40:38 PM

Do you have all the codecs you need?
February 25, 2007 1:26:28 PM

as wisher pointed out you don't have all the righ codecs.

go here and download the klite codec pack mega or full
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February 25, 2007 6:37:12 PM

The codecs that Windows Media Player can download and the klite codec pack are both for types of files (mpeg's and avi's) you would download. I thought you were saying that WMP will not play a DVD movie that you are attempting to play in your new DVD drive. For that you need a DVD decoder. I have never seen a free DVD decoder (I think there are royalties involved that prevent that).

You can easily determine if that is the case by downloading the free trial of WinDVD here:

that includes a DVD decoder. If that works, then you have to decide whether to buy a program such as WinDVD or buy a decoder that WMP can use.

What type of burning software do you have? Usually those software suites (whether it be Roxio or Nero) also include a DVD player that will have the decoder built in.
February 26, 2007 7:02:36 AM

actually klite mega codec pack includes all the codecs and players he will need to play anything.

no need to pay for a dvd player when you can get it for free