I've recently transferred some 8mm home movie films onto DVD-R, using a Panasonic HD DVD recorder. The DVD plays perfectly on a commercial DVD player, but I can't get Windows Media Player (v.10) to play it on my PC (Athlon 64 3400+, 512MB DDR, 200Gb HD).
WMP is telling me that it can't play DVD video and that I should lower my display resolution and colour quality settings (huh?). Also, at some point during an unsystematic click-around, I saw an error message to the effect that there are no video codecs on my system. On the other hand GSpot, which I downloaded after reading a suggestion in another thread (thanks) lists several screens full of the things.
I'm a totally confused beginner at this DVD frolic (and probably in the wrong forum to boot). Would some kind soul please tell me what I'm doing wrong?