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joe.s-b | 18:46 Mon 08th Feb 2010 | Computers
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Until recent upgrades of media player I could always play a dvd - now I can' play dvd which always worked. To the best of my memory the earlier versians allowed playback of dvd but no longer. The forums faq don't help and I object to paying for a decoder for a system which always worked before upgrade. I am now using VLC media play which is free and fine but for other reasons would like to use media player. Is my memory faulty or not.

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VLC is good GOM is great too - both free - I haven't used Windows media player for years and don't miss it Sorry I can't answer your question
If you install the correct codecs ... any WMP or other DirectShow player will play DVD's.
You need a MPEG2 decoder ..
http://www.free-codec...soft.php?d=4989&s=391
and an audio decoder .. this will do everything ....
http://www.free-codec..._soft.php?d=5191&s=12

These are both small installs and will not infest your system like Codec Packs do.
Link not working correctly. You need AC3 codec ... 163b is ok.

http://www.free-codec...3_Filter_download.htm
(that's 2x codecs ... Mpeg2 and AC3)
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Many thanks. I will stay with VLC.
vlc media player is great. Can play a lot more formats than media player and less resource hungry.

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