Cannot Play DVD films on WMPlayer

  birdy11 13:53 02 Jun 2005

When I tried to watch a film on a DVD with WM Player vers.9 (this is the latest version for Windows 2000).
I got the message "There is no Windows 2000 compatible DVD decoder installed on this system".
Where can I get this decoder and how do I install it?
I have seen other windows 2000 computers playing films, but they said: "It just plays them".

Try click here which may solve the problem.

  TomJerry 14:38 02 Jun 2005

those come with commericial DVD player such as PowerDVD or WinDVD

two free alternatives

(1) Get media player classic click here, a great small program

(2) get free mpeg2 codec, for example K-Lite Codec Pack click here

  birdy11 17:22 02 Jun 2005

I downloaded and installed WM9codecs9.exe
as recommended by Graham101 but I still get the "No DVD decoder" message, thanks for replying.

I looked at the "Click here" pages recommended by TomJerry (and very grateful for your advice)but I was confused by all the names and numbers. Could you explain further please.
I am a real beginner with this lot and I do not want to spoil my Computer as it is running fine just now.

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