I have set up Windows Media Player 10, but DVD's in my LG DVD-ROM DRD8160B, will not play. The Hardware installation wizard tells me that "This device is working properly". The DVD Region is set correctly to "2". I am being told to "Please insert a disc into drive G", when there is already one in there. A WM 10 "Portable Media Devices" panel tells me that, it "Cannot find compatible Device" It has all been working well previously, but I must have upset a setting somewhere! Any ideas please?
So its looking for a DVD in a portable drive rather than the dvd player?,dont know if this will work but put the dvd in the drive open wmp,then click the little down arrow next to "now playing" and select the dvd rom drive from the list.
I have followed SANTOS7 suggestion and then ACOLYTE.
I am now able to play CD's and CD ROM's in my DVD Drive and I get some recognition that there is an "Unknown DVD" in my DVD Drive (ACOLYTE method).
However, when I try to play a DVD in Windows Media Player, I now get the following error message: "Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. Open display in Control Panel, and then lower your screen resolution and colour quality settings. To view DVD the Troubleshooter click More Information."
That advice I have tried but it seems to lead me nowhere!
Does any of this ring any bells please? I have come to another dead end.
PS: I also have Real Player installed, as some web-sites call for it to play their videos. When I try to play a DVD through that, I get the message: "The DVD cannot be played. Key exchange for DVD copy protection failed."!!
I'm afraid Lemur that I think both Windows Media Player and Real Player do not have the codecs for playing DVDs as far as I know and you'd find it easier following gels advice. I could be wrong about this but media player and real player have never played DVDs for me I've always had to use another program.