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# 68538 24-Sep-2010 10:19
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Hi everyone

I have just tried to play a new DVD I just purchased on my PC but it won't play. Windows Media comes up and there is a messages that says something about it can't play it - try reducing the screen resolution. Is there a solution to this that anyone could help me with please.

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Donna

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  # 383984 24-Sep-2010 11:23
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What operating system are you running, windows XP or Vista or windows 7?
Often they don't come with DVD playback capability built in.
You'll need to load in a file or another playback program to tell it how to play the DVD.
Someone here will know what that is, and it shouldn't be that hard, or move this to the HTPC forum perhaps too.



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  # 383987 24-Sep-2010 11:26
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Thank you for your reply. I am using Windows Vista

Donna

 
 
 
 


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  # 384010 24-Sep-2010 12:19
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Try downloading and installing this:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Once it's installed, restart your computer and see if you can play the DVD in windows media player. 



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  # 384017 24-Sep-2010 12:46
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Blow! It didn't work

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  # 384032 24-Sep-2010 13:25
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VLC is a player itself, (i think), so can you play the DVD through it instead of through windows media player?

Might need to start it from the start menu and then insert the DVD disc.



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  # 384064 24-Sep-2010 14:01
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Thank you Thank you... I can now watch my DVD

Thanks again
Donna

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