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 Reply to craigfletcher12 Emerald a b \ Driver November 24, 2012 5:34:32 PM does it read CD? do you have a movie play like VLC installed? Reply to Emerald 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. Reply to ex_bubblehead Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumWhy does my laptop have a dvd rom but cant play dvds ForumDVD ROM is able to burn dvds but not able to read dvds , why ??? ForumWhy can\'t I play a DVD that I burned on my laptop in a DVD player? ForumLaptop Won't Play DVDs ForumDVD-Rom no longer reading DVDs ForumDVD -RAM will read DVDs but not CD-ROMs ForumWhy can't I play a DVD that I burned on my laptop in a DVD player? ForumWhy can\'t I play a DVD that I burned on my laptop in a DVD player? ForumATI RADEON cannot play Dolby DVDs ! ForumDVD drive won't play dvds ForumMy laptop DVD-rom can\'t read dvds ForumWhy does my dvd /cd rom can't read dvd -R ForumI have matshita uj890as dvd ram on laptop . cant play certain dvd because of regi ForumDVD RW Drive cannot play DVDs ForumMy DVD-ROM can't play a DVD . O_O how ironic ForumIDE DVD-ROM bios recognizes it, win 7 doesn't ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !