I used to put a DVD into my DVD rom drive and it would open in Windows media and play. Since I have had the new 10 player it doesn't seem to work properly, and I am told there isn't a DVD decoder present. Was there one in the old players or is this something new? If so I have scoured through Google without a lot of help trying to find one that will make it play. Any suggestions anybody please
If your DVD's played fine in wmp9 you must have had a codec installed for it to playback. If you have any other software such as powerdvd or anything similar which also plays back DVD's try uninstalling and reinstalling it in the event that the wmp10 hasn't picked up on it.
Hi All Thank you for all your suggestions. I do have Power DVD and the sound in there is as bad as Windows Media Player. I can view the DVDs it is the sound that is bad. I had no problem until I switched my graphics card from Nvidea to ATI. I don't watch videos on my computer but I hate it when it doesn't play like it used to. I am not sure about downloading all those codecs, I never seemed to need them before. I did notice in Windows Media player that the file type DVD was unticked. I have now put a tick in that box and will see if it makes a difference after rebooting. It certainly didn't just now. Why would you need all those codecs when everything worked fine for DVDs once?
You will also need to check the Volume icon's configuration.
Mine keeps disabling the microphone mute which causes considerable feedback when using a headphone/mike set with Skype or a PCI TV card. Muting the mike brings back the status quo, but doesn't affect Skype use.
Hi Thanks stuartli I do have via motherboard chipset, but my volume control is OK. I have just updated my ATI graphic card drivers as well. It still won't play the sound right. I have an old creative pci sound card and wondered if I updated the drivers for that it might work. Am not quite sure which drivers I need though. At the moment it is a Creative Audio PCI (ES1371 ES1373) WDM looks also like 2002 version.