Home › Forums › Computer Problems › Software › DVD wont play in Windows Media player!!! Please help??? › Re: Re: DVD wont play in Windows Media player!!! Please help???
Windows Media Player does not have a DVD decoder built in. It will play DVD movies, but needs to 'borrow' the decoder from a 3rd party software such as Nero. When you buy a new DVD player it will come with DVD software like Nero, Sonic or Roxio or any of a dozen others. If you have bought a new computer, it will have a DVD player installed, and somewhere in your software you'll find a disc for one of these applications, which will have been provided by the manufacturer of the DVD player.You need to install this software. Even if you only want to use Windows Media Player, the other software needs to be installed so Windows can 'borrow' the decoder from it. Once you have it installed, you can set Windows Media Player as the default player and never even see the other software again if you so chose.. so long as its installed thats all you need it for.I also dont like Vista very much, but its not Vista that is causing your problem in this case.
Mitz from Tips4pc