Sound only on playing dvd video on windows xp
Posted on 2011-02-17
Hi, I have a Windows XP Home PC with PC Chips motherboard, Athlon 2200+ CPU, GeForce 6600GT PCI card, 1.25GB Ram, an Optiarc DVD Rom player plus a TSSCorp CD/DVD-RW.
At first WMA 11 (fully updated) would not play DVD with message that Decoder was required.
After reading Microsoft advice, I purchased and downloaded Cyberlink Decoder & Codecs pack.
This allowed WMA to play the DVD Movie but with no sound or picture (just a grey hue).
After more research, I tried VLC player but same result. I also tried Windows Media Classic and succeeded in obtaining sound but still no display. I then updated the GeForce 6600GT drivers to the latest but no improvement.
All other drivers are present and correct but today the sound driver settings are greyed out although device manager shows them as working properly. The problem is now beyond me, is there an expert who can help please?