Why does my laptop have a dvd rom but cant play dvds Tags: Drivers Movies DVD Drives CD-Rom DVD Windows XP Last response: November 24, 2012 5:50 PM in Windows XP Share craigfletcher12 November 24, 2012 4:39:17 PM my dvd drive (samsung cd-rom SN-124) Will play a cd but will not let me watch a dvd movie! what do i need to do to make my cd rom drive open and play dvd movies? More about : laptop dvd rom play dvds Emerald a b \ Driver November 24, 2012 5:34:32 PM does it read CD? do you have a movie play like VLC installed? m 0 l ex_bubblehead a b \ Driver November 24, 2012 5:50:18 PM You need to have the correct codec installed as Microsoft does not ship one. You could install the k-lite codec pack or a 3rd party player such as VLC. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why does my laptop have a dvd rom but cant play dvds Forum Why does my laptop have a dvd rom but cant play dvds Forum My laptop DVD-rom can\'t read dvds Forum Solvedwhy does my laptop play dvd cleaner but not cd Forum Why does my dvd/cd rom can't read dvd-R Forum Why cant i play the burned DVD in Laptop in a car audio system Forum My dvd-rom does not recognize some DVDs Forum DVD ROM is able to burn dvds but not able to read dvds , why??? Forum DVD-ROM doesn't play DVDs Forum Solvedi don't understand this mobo stuff since i upgraded to windows 8 my dvd rom does not play discs, my usb is not working. please Forum Why can\'t I play a DVD that I burned on my laptop in a DVD player? Forum Why cant i play any dvd's on my laptop> Forum Why can\'t I play a DVD that I burned on my laptop in a DVD player? Forum Why can\'t I play a DVD that I burned on my laptop in a DVD player? Forum Why can\'t I play a DVD that I burned on my laptop in a DVD player? Forum My laptop won't play DVDs but will play CDs. It has played DVDs before. When I put DVD in it just spins and makes noises. Forum Dvd burner can play and record cds and play dvds but burner does not recognize b Forum dvd-rom drive plays cds but not dvds Forum Can't get dvd rom to play. "E:/is not accessible the file or directory corrupted or unreadable " Forum Why wont my cant my dvd player read dvds but it can read cds? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !