Video problem with DVD

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jgiraffe

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Compaq Presario laptop
Windows XP 5.1 SP 2

Hi there, I searched around but couldn't find anyone else with my problem. Here goes:

For the past week, whenever I insert a DVD movie into my DVD drive, it gives me sound but no video. I have tried WMP, Real Player, InterVideo, and Quicktime. Same result everytime. Once with WMP, I got a message that said there was no DVD decoder detected, but the rest of the time there have been no error messages. Do I have to spend money on decoding software?

Again, this problem is recent and I've never had problems playing DVDs in the past. I should note that I can play video clips just fine. A while back I downloaded some codecs for that purpose, divx and xvid, and I've had no problem viewing video files that either live on my hard drive or that stream from the internet. So the problem is with DVDs only.

I have tried several different discs and I am using original copy discs, not burned copies.

THANKS in advance for any light anyone can shed here.
 

Blink182

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Howdy jgiraffe :)

Welcome to TSG! (y)

I think there may be a problem with our DVD drive. Check the inside of your computer to make sure that it is connected properly. Also if its a DVD/CD_+RW combo can you play cds?
 

MysticEyes

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Once with WMP, I got a message that said there was no DVD decoder detected,
Sounds like your decoder got hosed. Did you have any DVD Player software you installed at some time? If so reinstall it. A trial copy might also leave the decoder it installs functional.
 
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