Compaq 5150 and DVD

  PC840 20:00 19 Jul 2010

A friend has just bought this secondhand and the dvd will not play movies. Is this because it is only a DVD-ROM as it is classed as a business computer, I believe?

  robin_x 20:10 19 Jul 2010

Try another player eg VLC

click here

Is the drive actually a CD drive not a DVD drive?
Check Device Manager to see if it is there and properties.
Do any error messages pop up?

  PC840 21:24 19 Jul 2010

'not a DVD drive?' it say DVD on the drive draw and we get an error message 'no decoder'. 'Try another player eg VLC' I haven't, but media player doesn't play so I didn't even think about it! 'Check Device Manager to see if it is there and properties' I've updated the driver, but just the same!

  MAT ALAN 21:29 19 Jul 2010

If the VLC player does not help (and it should)

it is a codec issue
click here

download and install the codec pack from the link...

  PC840 21:35 19 Jul 2010

I'll try that when I go around tomorrow! Cheers!

  PC840 16:38 20 Jul 2010

VLC did the job,Well done you!

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