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Old October 17th 09, 03:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
snedunuri
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Default No video when playing DVD

I run Win XP with all the latest updates. When I try to play a DVD (that used
to play ok) or any DVD for that matter, using Windows Media Player I get
sound but no video. Interestingly, Real Player says that it is unable to play
the DVD at all and offers some ridiculous suggestions about lowering the
screen resolution and depth (which i already tried). Windows Support KB
suggested the codec may be corrupted, so i deleted it and installed a
different one (XP Codec Pack) but still no luck. Unf. I am unable to restore
to an earlier System Restore point, b/c Windows said it couldn't find any
restore points. Any ideas?

This is new behavior. Everything *used* to be OK.
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Old October 17th 09, 04:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Andrew E.
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Default No video when playing DVD

DVD movies/video do that when a 3rd party decoder is'nt installed,or the
license does not exist.3rd party DVD decoders (powerdvd,etc) are available
for
time set fees..An ATI mfg video card lets you get one for free,but must be
ATI,nvidia charges by the month.

"snedunuri" wrote:

I run Win XP with all the latest updates. When I try to play a DVD (that used
to play ok) or any DVD for that matter, using Windows Media Player I get
sound but no video. Interestingly, Real Player says that it is unable to play
the DVD at all and offers some ridiculous suggestions about lowering the
screen resolution and depth (which i already tried). Windows Support KB
suggested the codec may be corrupted, so i deleted it and installed a
different one (XP Codec Pack) but still no luck. Unf. I am unable to restore
to an earlier System Restore point, b/c Windows said it couldn't find any
restore points. Any ideas?

This is new behavior. Everything *used* to be OK.

  #3  
Old October 17th 09, 05:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Ed Light
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Default No video when playing DVD

Andrew E. wrote:
DVD movies/video do that when a 3rd party decoder is'nt installed,or the
license does not exist.3rd party DVD decoders (powerdvd,etc) are available
for
time set fees..An ATI mfg video card lets you get one for free


Got a link for that?


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Old October 18th 09, 01:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Panzy
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Default No video when playing DVD


"snedunuri" wrote in message
...
I run Win XP with all the latest updates. When I try to play a DVD (that
used
to play ok) or any DVD for that matter, using Windows Media Player I get
sound but no video. Interestingly, Real Player says that it is unable to
play
the DVD at all and offers some ridiculous suggestions about lowering the
screen resolution and depth (which i already tried). Windows Support KB
suggested the codec may be corrupted, so i deleted it and installed a
different one (XP Codec Pack) but still no luck. Unf. I am unable to
restore
to an earlier System Restore point, b/c Windows said it couldn't find any
restore points. Any ideas?

This is new behavior. Everything *used* to be OK.


1) It is unwise to follow any advice from the well meaning but
unhelpful Andrew E.

2) For the time being download and use the established and free VLC
media player. It will play almost anything including your DVD's.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

3) Why do you have the outdated and almost obsolete Real Player?
Apart from Real media formats and some radio stations requiring it,
it is of no other value, it was left behind a long time ago and the free
version doesn't support DVD playback.

4) What codec did which KB article suggest was corrupt?
What exactly did you delete?
The playback of DVD's requires a specific decoder, which your PC
obviously had if you could previously play DVD's.
The XP codec pack (?) will not play DVD's, what directed you to
download that?

5) No system restore points? I suspect you maybe having other
problems with that PC apart from lack of DVD playback.

6) When using WMP for playback but with audio only, are there
any error messages - if so, what?

7) What version of WMP are you running?
This is a list of proven decoders (Note these downloads are
not free) There is also a link to an old decoder check up utility,
but that only discerns what decoders are installed and to detail
compatibility issues with WMP version 10.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...r/plugins.aspx
Discern from the utility or from add/remove programs what decoder(s)
your XP comp has installed.

8) Once you know which (if any) decoder is still intact on your PC,
and what version of WMP, then updating is the next step.

Post back with answers to above.


  #5  
Old October 18th 09, 01:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Panzy
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Default No video when playing DVD


"snedunuri" wrote in message
...
I run Win XP with all the latest updates. When I try to play a DVD (that
used
to play ok) or any DVD for that matter, using Windows Media Player I get
sound but no video. Interestingly, Real Player says that it is unable to
play
the DVD at all and offers some ridiculous suggestions about lowering the
screen resolution and depth (which i already tried). Windows Support KB
suggested the codec may be corrupted, so i deleted it and installed a
different one (XP Codec Pack) but still no luck. Unf. I am unable to
restore
to an earlier System Restore point, b/c Windows said it couldn't find any
restore points. Any ideas?

This is new behavior. Everything *used* to be OK.


1) It is unwise to follow any advice from the well meaning but
unhelpful Andrew E.

2) For the time being download and use the established and free VLC
media player. It will play almost anything including your DVD's.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

3) Why do you have the outdated and almost obsolete Real Player?
Apart from Real media formats and some radio stations requiring it,
it is of no other value, it was left behind a long time ago and the free
version doesn't support DVD playback.

4) What codec did which KB article suggest was corrupt?
What exactly did you delete?
The playback of DVD's requires a specific decoder, which your PC
obviously had if you could previously play DVD's.
The XP codec pack (?) will not play DVD's, what directed you to
download that?

5) No system restore points? I suspect you maybe having other
problems with that PC apart from lack of DVD playback.

6) When using WMP for playback but with audio only, are there
any error messages - if so, what?

7) What version of WMP are you running?
This is a list of proven decoders (Note these downloads are
not free) There is also a link to an old decoder check up utility,
but that only discerns what decoders are installed and to detail
compatibility issues with WMP version 10.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...r/plugins.aspx
Discern from the utility or from add/remove programs what decoder(s)
your XP comp has installed.

8) Once you know which (if any) decoder is still intact on your PC,
and what version of WMP, then updating is the next step.

Post back with answers to above.


  #6  
Old October 19th 09, 02:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
snedunuri
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Default No video when playing DVD

Thanks, but I don't think that's the problem. I ran "dvdupgrd /detect" which
showed I had a codec installed. Just to be sure, I uninstalled it and
installed a new one. The problem still exists. I am also sure its NOT a
licensing problem b/c it occurs with different DVDs that I have purchased,
and used to play just fine

I'm beginning to think that some software I recently installed has crapped
over some driver needed by the adaptor. I was hoping someone on here might be
able to shed more light on that possiblity.

"Andrew E." wrote:

DVD movies/video do that when a 3rd party decoder is'nt installed,or the
license does not exist.3rd party DVD decoders (powerdvd,etc) are available
for
time set fees..An ATI mfg video card lets you get one for free,but must be
ATI,nvidia charges by the month.

"snedunuri" wrote:

I run Win XP with all the latest updates. When I try to play a DVD (that used
to play ok) or any DVD for that matter, using Windows Media Player I get
sound but no video. Interestingly, Real Player says that it is unable to play
the DVD at all and offers some ridiculous suggestions about lowering the
screen resolution and depth (which i already tried). Windows Support KB
suggested the codec may be corrupted, so i deleted it and installed a
different one (XP Codec Pack) but still no luck. Unf. I am unable to restore
to an earlier System Restore point, b/c Windows said it couldn't find any
restore points. Any ideas?

This is new behavior. Everything *used* to be OK.

  #7  
Old October 19th 09, 07:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Ed Light
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Default No video when playing DVD

snedunuri wrote:

I'm beginning to think that some software I recently installed has crapped
over some driver needed by the adaptor. I was hoping someone on here might be
able to shed more light on that possiblity.


Oh yes. Now that I've installed PowerDVD, Pinnacle TV Center is shot.
I've experienced this problem many times.

That's why I image C: before trying a major new software. I keep my data
on F:. If it doesn't work out, I restore C:.

Even better, I use bootitng, so I can copy C:, boot the copy, and
experiment on the copy to see if it goes ok.

But to do that you have to work in chunks much smaller than the hard
drive size.
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Old October 19th 09, 02:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Jim[_33_]
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Default No video when playing DVD



Try using K-CodecLite .



On Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:31:01 -0700, snedunuri
wrote:

Thanks, but I don't think that's the problem. I ran "dvdupgrd /detect" which
showed I had a codec installed. Just to be sure, I uninstalled it and
installed a new one. The problem still exists. I am also sure its NOT a
licensing problem b/c it occurs with different DVDs that I have purchased,
and used to play just fine

I'm beginning to think that some software I recently installed has crapped
over some driver needed by the adaptor. I was hoping someone on here might be
able to shed more light on that possiblity.

"Andrew E." wrote:

DVD movies/video do that when a 3rd party decoder is'nt installed,or the
license does not exist.3rd party DVD decoders (powerdvd,etc) are available
for
time set fees..An ATI mfg video card lets you get one for free,but must be
ATI,nvidia charges by the month.

"snedunuri" wrote:

I run Win XP with all the latest updates. When I try to play a DVD (that used
to play ok) or any DVD for that matter, using Windows Media Player I get
sound but no video. Interestingly, Real Player says that it is unable to play
the DVD at all and offers some ridiculous suggestions about lowering the
screen resolution and depth (which i already tried). Windows Support KB
suggested the codec may be corrupted, so i deleted it and installed a
different one (XP Codec Pack) but still no luck. Unf. I am unable to restore
to an earlier System Restore point, b/c Windows said it couldn't find any
restore points. Any ideas?

This is new behavior. Everything *used* to be OK.

  #9  
Old October 19th 09, 07:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
Panzy
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Default No video when playing DVD


"Jim" wrote in message
...


Try using K-CodecLite .



Un-buh-lievable....

First point: It's actual title is: K-Lite codec pack
And it causes more problems than it solves.
And it CANNOT play DVD's.

codec = COmpress/DECompress

Here is a link to the dreadful K-lite codec pack,
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...codec_pack.htm
Now Jim, read through and tell me where it claims it can play *DVD's*
It cannot, it may be able to play *downloaded movies* if they were
COmpressed with a technique that the K-Lite can DECompress, but
that is NOT a DVD.
For DVD, only a *DVD Decoder* can be used with WMP.
NOT random codecs!

To the original poster:
You are randomly deleting unrelated components and wandering
off at a tangent, the fact you don't have system restore points and
you've admitted you *deleted* unspecified components (The correct
method is to uninstall, NOT delete) I suspect there is many issues
witn your Windows installation, that the WMP problem is just a symptom
not the cause, but you've got some very foolish replies from Andrew and
Jim, and you're off on a delete spree.
I'll leave you all to it.


 




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