Found 8th May 2010
am trying to play a dvd in my laptop but it comes with this msg,

Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.

what should i do? pls advice.

thanks

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Banned

its because windows didnt come with dvd player abilities, but most computers have a drive

do you have a powerdvd install disc? is power dvd installed? if so use power dvd to play the disc, not windows media player

if not, download vlc player
videolan.org/vlc/

and it can play dvd's

basically its due to a missing codec, that isnt free though , when powerdvd is installed it all works fine,
and computers with dvd have this installed to make the dvd work, maybe you have reinstalled or removed powerdvd

Original Poster

thanks alot. will download, also another question, i was trying to play this dvd on my dvd player. but it says no disc. any reason why.

thanks

Banned

shybeauty;8557463

thanks alot. will download, also another question, i was trying to play … thanks alot. will download, also another question, i was trying to play this dvd on my dvd player. but it says no disc. any reason why.thanks



is it a factory dvd movie or a burnt movie?

many dvd players wont play burnt movies

if a factory made dvd movie, dirty, scratched or bad disc

I like GOM Player.

Original Poster

its a factory dvd, but it looks clean no scratches whtever

Banned

shybeauty;8557563

its a factory dvd, but it looks clean no scratches whtever



all you can do is try in another dvd player (might be your player) if still no joy, then the disc is a bad one

Original Poster

thanks will try

Original Poster

it plays once and then when i play another dvd it doesnt play, and then when i try again it plays. its like it plays when it wants. any reason?

Banned

shybeauty;8558029

it plays once and then when i play another dvd it doesnt play, and then … it plays once and then when i play another dvd it doesnt play, and then when i try again it plays. its like it plays when it wants. any reason?



are we talking about the pc or your dvd player?

maybe that dodgy dvd is causing you problems, that your dvd player has issues with it, maybe the pc is too

Original Poster

both pc n dvd

Banned

shybeauty;8558784

both pc n dvd



then its a bad dvd disc, get another one
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