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Windows 7: Neither Media Player nor Media Center Will Play DVD

20 Dec 2009   #1
joeykgb

Windows 7 Home Ultimate
 
 
Neither Media Player nor Media Center Will Play DVD

Hello all. I can't get eithe WMP or MC to play a DVD. I've set the region code. WMP acts like it will play, but then just goes blank, and MC says it cannot play the DVD. These are original discs, not burned copies. I have a custom built system, with 2 graphics cards (GTX 260 and a GT 220) 6 GB of RAM, and an i7 processor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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20 Dec 2009   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi joeykgb,
Welcome to the Seven forums.

For starters, if you haven't updated your graphics drivers from the manufacturer's website, please do so... Although this seems like a codec issue. Are you using any codec packs? If yes, which one? Also, it could help us knowing which renderer you use for video playback.
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22 Dec 2009   #3
joeykgb

Windows 7 Home Ultimate
 
 

Sorry for the late reply, work has been a nightmare. My graphics drivers are up to date. As far as the codec, I don't know. This is W7 right out of the box, so I haven't changed any settings with the exception of the region code.
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23 Dec 2009   #4
AngelProcesser

 

Why did you have to set the Region?
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23 Dec 2009   #5
joeykgb

Windows 7 Home Ultimate
 
 

The original message was, this is a paraphrase, that the disc was region one and the player was set to region one; please check your settings. So when I went into the properties, there was not region set and I set it to region one.
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23 Dec 2009   #6
AngelProcesser

 

This was the first time you had played a disc using this drive?
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24 Dec 2009   #7
joeykgb

Windows 7 Home Ultimate
 
 

Yes it was the first time, I also tried several other DVDs. I have used the drive for installtion discs and everything was fine.
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24 Dec 2009   #8
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Try running SFC /scannow

Maybe the codecs are corrupt, it's worth a shot.
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