No Sound with DVD's on Win Media Player 10

  Ballie 18:19 01 Apr 2005

I can not get any sound when I try to play a DVD in windows media Player 10.

My sound card is ok as it will play sound when you play a music cd in media play 10 it plays sound when you play a game and when you play a music file from your hard drive in media play but when you try and play a dvd movie in media player it shows the picture ok but no sound is heard.


my pc spec is -
MSI – 6570E (v1.x) K7N2 Delta2 Plat
CPU - AMD BARTON 3200+ (400mhz) running @ 2.20GHz
Ram - 1024mb DDR 400mhz (2x512 Corsair XMS3200XL TwinX)
Graphics - BFG Nvida Gforce 6600GT o/c 128mb (66.93 drivers)
Sound – Audigy 2 zs
NEC DVD (DV5800b)
NEC DVD/RW (ND3520a)
HDD 1 - W/D 120GB 8mb cache
HDD 2 - Maxtor 40GB (with 1024 min/max page file)
PSU - Tagan TG480-u01 +12v 28A, +5v 48A, +3.3v

  Ballie 10:43 05 Apr 2005

I still can't get it to play sound can anyone help, please

  Splodge 11:10 05 Apr 2005

Have you opened the volume control to look at it?

Sometimes the DVD will have the mute ticked or at lowest volume level.

  Ballie 11:28 05 Apr 2005

thanks for replying, but yes the volume is up to max and mute is not ticked, its really wierd win media player will play sound on everything but dvds, it must be something simple but I can not work it out!

  TOPCAT® 12:31 05 Apr 2005

C00D116B: Cannot play DVD audio

A troubleshooter is available to help you solve this problem. To troubleshoot the problem, see the DVD Troubleshooter in Windows Help.


To play DVDs, you must have a DVD-ROM drive and a software or hardware DVD decoder installed on your computer. If you do not have a compatible DVD decoder installed, DVD-related commands, options, and controls do not appear in the Player and you cannot play DVDs. By default, Windows does not include a DVD decoder. For more information about DVD decoders, see the DVD Decoder Plug-ins page at the Microsoft Web site.

click here

  Fellsider 12:33 05 Apr 2005

You need the DVD plug-in, I think

click here

  Stuartli 12:38 05 Apr 2005

Have you enabled DVD from WMP's File Types and do you have DVD hardware or software installed?

  Ballie 22:23 05 Apr 2005

Thanks everyone, after reading your links it seems that I did need a decoder of some sort, I found a cyberlink "powerdvd" cd in my desk and after installing it sound now plays ok.

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