The DVD cannot be played. Key exchange for DVD co

  nohoper 13:14 31 Dec 2007
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If I try to play a dvd in my media centre I have a error message "CANNOT PLAY The DVD cannot be played. If I try to play it in either realplayer or windows media player I get message "The DVD cannot be played. Key exchange for DVD copy protection failed."

What can I do to rectify this ? is it my dvd decoder? any help welcomed

I have a Dell dimension 3100 and have prevoiusly played dvd's on it.

  eedcam 13:21 31 Dec 2007

Try it with this free player not a solution but if it works shows there is not much wrong
click here

  nohoper 13:29 31 Dec 2007

Many thanks eedcam I tried that but only got this message "Unable to open 'dvdsimple://E:'

  eedcam 13:45 31 Dec 2007

Did you use quick open file then selected the drive ?

  anchor 14:04 31 Dec 2007

I know nothing about media centre. Run a test with the the time limited trial version of WinDVD, and see it it will play in that.

click here

  nohoper 14:08 31 Dec 2007

Yes I have tried that too and still the same result, thanks though

  nohoper 14:12 31 Dec 2007

eedcam, Yes I have tried that too and still the same result, thanks though. I will try your idea Anchor thanks too

  skidzy 14:24 31 Dec 2007

Is this a copy burnt to +rw or -rw media ?

If so, click here

  nohoper 14:46 31 Dec 2007

Anchor,

BINGO!!!!

I have downloaded the windvd trail and lo and behold everything is now working, media player dvd and win dvd trial,

So thanks very much.

Anyone know why this should have happened as I am pleased to have it working again, but would like to know what has happened to restore the media centre? any ideas?

  anchor 17:01 31 Dec 2007

Possibly some missing codec was installed along with WinDVD.

Anyway, glad all is working again for you. Enjoy your films.

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