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Solved: WMP 11 DVD playback?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by PCG342, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. PCG342

    PCG342 Banned Thread Starter

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    Right. I had Media Player 10. Perfectly happy with it. Even watched DVDs with it, 'cause I found a good codec - somewhere. But then I went and did something stupid and updated.
    WMP11 SUCKS!
    Okay. All right. Fine, I can play music. No biggie. But this morning, I pop in my copy of "The Punisher" only to find that it can't decode it. So I download XP Codec pack 2.0.6
    Now, I get an error message as follows:

    Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

    If it's any help, I have SP2.
    My video card drivers are up to date. So, now what?
     
  2. pip22

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    Roll back to WMP 10 by uninstalling v11 in Add/remove Programs.
    Microsoft has "beefed up" the Digital Rights Management/Copy Protection features in v11.

    Alternatively, removing that codec pack and installing a newer one may do the trick, but you may have to install a "paid for" decoder plug-in
    from the links here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx#DVDDecoder
     
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    Won't play DVDs with Radlight 4.0, either, if that means something. Trying the rollback right now.
     
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    GAH! Okay, got video working, but now I can't play music!
    It just gives me a "Send error report?" message. I'll post details in a bit.
     
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    AppName: wmplayer.exe AppVer: 10.0.0.3646 ModName: mmswitch.ax
    ModVer: 0.9.4.0 Offset: 00004e86
     
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    PCG342 Banned Thread Starter

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    Still no luck playing audio. Even installed new codecs. Any ideas? Anyone?
    Bueller?
     
  7. techy689

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    Well, is WMP 10 and 11 both not working?

    Did you try installing DivX codecs... that's has worked for me with similiar issues in the past.
     
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    Both are nonfunctional - WMP 10 crashes as described earlier.
    And yes I have.
     
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    before you updated to wmp11 it should have created a system restore point, try restoring to that place in time...if it doesn't fix the problem u can undo and restore back to where your at now.
     
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    I've got jack. Thanks for the suggestion, though. Didn't think to check that...
     
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    This thread is marked SOLVED but just as an FYI in case it helps anyone, Storm v2.06 didn't work for me either, but there's a much newer one, v7.02.01, that seems to work fine (did for me anyway):

    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Storm_Codec.htm

    Make sure you uninstall all other codecs you may have tried. Run the codec installer, then reboot. Using the MS deccheck.exe utility verifies that v7.02.01 is compatible with wmp10/11.

    I only tried it for commercial DVD playback (Nemo, Big Fish), so I can't vouch for other formats/operations, so be advised.

    FWIW!

    Tawni
     
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