DVD films will not play

  Graham. 23:07 16 May 2009
Locked

Relatively new Vista PC with Media Player. This is is the first time I've tried to play a 'movie', but Media Player says it is playing, but nothing on screen.

What's up?

  User-1229748 23:12 16 May 2009

if you go into device manager does it say it is working properly?

  Graham. 23:15 16 May 2009

Yep. It does everything else perfectly.

  MAT ALAN 23:20 16 May 2009

click here

could be a codec issue (file type not recognized)

  Graham. 23:26 16 May 2009

Thanks for that. I shouldn't need to install separate utilities, should I?

Media Player opens OK but nothing appears, it just says it is playing. I've tried home made and original DVDs.

  phono 23:36 16 May 2009

See click here it is for XP but should also apply to Vista.

Also take a look at click here

  MAT ALAN 23:52 16 May 2009

Vista Ultimate and Home Premium include the codec for DVDs. Vista Home Basic and Business do not.

still could be a codec issue,won't hurt to download them anyway...

  Graham. 09:23 17 May 2009

I can get DVDs to play by 'Open with' Media Player, always use this program. I just need it to Autoplay.

  Graham. 09:28 17 May 2009

'Play CDs... automatically' set in Control Panel.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Ryzen news - release date, UK price, features and specifications

The 12 best apps for drawing and painting on your iPad

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment faire des captures d’écran sous Windows 10 ?