windows media player on xp pro wont play dvd.

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings. i tried that didnt work
 

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 451 Applies to:
Windows media on XP does not come with something called the Codec pack. You can download a free one that I use here:
http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10749065.html?tag=mncol;3

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Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings. i tried that didnt work

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FWIW...Win XP cannot natively recognize Commercial
Video DVDs...it requires a DVD Decoder.

If you could previously play Commercial Video DVDs...
doing a System Restore to a time before this started
might be your fix.

(306084) How to restore Windows XP to a
previous state
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306084

Or...you can purchase a DVD Decoder at the
following link:

Info on DVD Decoders:
Plug-ins for Windows Media Player
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-media-player-plug-ins

Or you could download and use one of the following
freeware media players:

(FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software or updates)

VLC Media Player (32-bit)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc_32/
(runs on XP/Vista/7/8)
(the filename to download is : vlc-2.0.5-win32.exe)

(FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software or updates)

VLC Media Player (64-bit)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc_64/
(runs on XP/Vista/7/8)
(the filename to download is : vlc-2.0.5-win64.exe)

(FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software or updates)

Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Media-Player-Classic-Home-Cinema
(Win XP SP3 3, Vista / 7 / 8 (with some issues on 8).
Both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64)) (The filename to
download is :"mplayerc_homecinema.1.6.5.6366.x86.exe")
(begin by left clicking  - "Download (direct link")

Or...you could try downloading and installing the
following Codec Pack:.

(FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software or updates)

K-Lite Codec Pack (Full)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/
(Win XP / Vista / Win 7 / Win 8 - 32-bit and 64-bit)

Good luck...


.......Volunteer J - MS-MVP......
.....This Is Not Tech Support....
***Proceed at your own risk***

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