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Download and use vlc

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This is because Windows has dropped its support to provide Windows Media Player's built-in DVD codec for Windows 10 and above. To a large extent, Microsoft sees that the market is decreasing needs for a DVD drive, not to mention DVD playback service. They take it for granted that not many users may spend extra money for DVD playback since users could easily watch movies from the internet. In addition, Microsoft does not feel like paying a licensing fee to include DVD codec in the operating system. So users may not be able to play DVD via Windows Media Player.

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Install DVD codec pack. Download the codec pack from the given link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx
Step 2: 2: Find a folder on your computer to save the package. And then install it for WMP following the instructions.
Step 3: After installation, insert the DVD and use Windows Media Player to play your DVD disc

Or you can try to download another DVD player program on your PC. You can try Leawo Blu-ray Player, which is a free 4K and region-free player.

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Upgrade your windows media player to 10 or 11 . after upgrading go to options menu in windows media player. In that u can see one of the tab named " File Types " ..click that tab and select all the file formats..now your windows media player will play DVD's

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Hello,
this problem is due to the decoder is missing in media player. you can download and install decoder from here

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx#DVDDecoder

just install it and play the DVD in WMP.

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Download VLC media player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ much better than windows media player...and it plays everything

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: MY WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER CANNOT PLAY mpeg 4 MOVIES

you can go to divx.com and go to free download, this codec usually has codec for movies

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SOURCE: cannot play dvds. says my Windows Media Player

You need to install a DVD decoder. The manufacturer of your PC or DVD player should have this software included. There are several you can purchase online such as WinDVD and PowerDVD.

Here Microsoft explains this issue: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/bridgman02april15.mspx

VLC Media Player can play a DVD:
http://files.uberdownloads.com/apps/lps/index.php?product=vlc

It is free but not as user friendly as the DVD Players mentioned above.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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