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Cant play dvd movies

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Mahakala, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. Mahakala

    Mahakala Thread Starter

    Dec 15, 2011
    I have recently purchaced a second hand Dell vostro 1710 laptop info follows :-
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    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3069 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 305133 MB, Free - 181793 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0X805C
    Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

    I decided to uninstall the Dell DVD player Power DVD so I could use the standard media player but I can no longer play DVDs at all. When I insert a move and click play I get the error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations contol panel."
    I hope I am not being very stupid here but can anybody help.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Did you choose a player in the association dialog?

    You could also try VLC Player.
  3. Firebreather


    Jul 8, 2011
    Ditto.... You may also try KMPlayer or GOM Player or install K-lite codec pack to play the videos in wmp.
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