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Windows 7: Every player except Media Center says all DVDs are pirated.

07 Jul 2017   #1

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
Every player except Media Center says all DVDs are pirated.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Potplayer, Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic Home Cinema, VLC. None of them will play fresh out of the wrapper, genuine retail DVDs. They either give a copy protection popup or will only display the FBI warning.

But Media Center will play the same discs.

What the heck is going on?! I've never had this problem before with any Windows 7 install, nor on the XP install that was on this system. All Win 7 updates up to date through Windows Update. (Are there enough updates in that previous sentence?)

The GPU is an nVidia 8800 GT and the latest available drivers for it are installed. Motherboard is an MSI N68S+ with latest BIOS. CPU is a three core Phenom II. 4 gig RAM.

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07 Jul 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Galane,
sounds to me like you need to update your codecs packs.

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07 Jul 2017   #3

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

I have the latest opencodec x64 for potplayer x64
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12 Jul 2017   #4

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

Just tried the latest CCCP x32 and x64. No change so I uninstalled that and installed the latest full K-Lite Codec Pack. Still the same.
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16 Jul 2017   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Are the DVDs from your region? Some are region locked. It's a long shot, but it might be an issue.
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17 Jul 2017   #6

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

Yes, correct region 1. I'll check to see if the region has ever been set in the drive. Shouldn't be the issue since XP had no problem with this ion this same computer.
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