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windows  media player cant play dvds

Posted on 2011-04-23
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
i've reinstalled windows xp a few times on systems and each time, windows media player cant play dvds due to not having correct codecs installed it reports.  Is there a way to get the drivers or files i need by going to the hp site for example if tis an hp laptop and downloading original software for the laptop or is this something i have to get from microsoft site.  Thanks
Question by:dankyle67
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Aaron Tomosky earned 1000 total points
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Go to videolan.org and download vlc. Works out of the box.

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by:Sean Scissors
Sean Scissors earned 1000 total points
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VLC is a good solution. Another way is if you want to use windows media player I would suggest K-lite Codec pack.


Just install that with the default setup and you should have no more issues playing videos due to "codec missing" issues.

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