windows media player wont play dvd?

need help windows media player cannot play the dvd because a compatible dvd decoder is not installed on the there any thing i can do about this ....any help would be nice

11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Most trustworthy download for this is DivX. go to and downlaod the codec from there.

    u can also download the player but make sur u dont set it as your default media player.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    DVD's cannot be played in Windows Media Player by itself anymore due to copyright infringements..that's why you need a 3rd party program to decode the movie data so it's able to be read by Windows Media Player...

    Try looking on DivX is a movie codec that I've always used, works great (only think noticable about it is that it keeps a small logo on the bottom right corner of the movie for about 3 seconds, then disappears).

    Influx UK.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Windows Media Player Need a third party decorder to play a DVD video. like PowerDVD, WinDVD, Codec Pack.

    First 2 are chargable. So, download and install K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Then all format video and Audio will be played in Windows Media Player.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go to

    download a codec package for windows media player


    download PowerDVD.

    Power DVD is just another media player specifically for dvd files.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you download the codec it will cost you 20 quid. Power DVD is better, you should download it using a decent torrent, usually they come with the crack. or you can usually buy it at most computer fairs for a fiver.

  • 1 decade ago

    VLC media player will play dvds; it's free

    Also AVS DVD player is free

    If you want dvd plugins for windows media player, you can get them here

  • 1 decade ago

    u need to download inter video or powerdvd and other programs like dis...

    when u insall them then u will be able to play ur dvd on the same program u have downloaded from net or u can play on WMP.

  • 1 decade ago

    buy an external DVD drive that may work it may be windows media player

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago


    you can find a free download of VLC here

    I guess it's the sotware you need.


  • 1 decade ago

    triy downe loding it frum

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