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 computer.is there any thing i can do about this ....any help would be nice

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Most trustworthy download for this is DivX. go to www.divx.com 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 http://divx.com/ 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 torrentz.com

    download a codec package for windows media player

    or

    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

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc/?1038

    Also AVS DVD player is free

    http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/avs-dvd-player/av...

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

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/play...

  • 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

    Well

    you can find a free download of VLC here http://j.mp/1lqgXMB

    I guess it's the sotware you need.

    Regards

  • 1 decade ago

    triy downe loding it frum www.microsoft.com

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