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Can no longer play commercial DVDs on my Microsoft Media Player.

\015 Microsoft XP. Used to play commercial DVDs, eg movies on Microsoft Media Player. Doesn't now. Instead I get a message that I need a compatible DVD decoderMy sister has XP & can download CD music tracks for Movie Maker. When I try with the same CDs that she uses, I get a track protected message that prevents this. .Happens with all my CDsPlease advise. Many thanks. G Jones\015

Answers :

If you are trying to play commercial DVDs, you need a dvd decoder program for XP (Power DVD or something similar).

Not sure about the CD problem but you may have installed something that is blocking the tracks from ripping to your hard drive. Some music CD's actually install software on your PC which can block ripping. Sony had a SNAFU where they installed "a rootkit" on people's PCs without the user knowing. That might have happend to you. If you have the sony root kit, do a google search on how to remove it.

John Lox
Download this >>>>>>> XP codec pack:\015\012http://www.xpcodecpack.com/download
\015\012install this codec pack, after install reboot the pc and try again, if microsoft media player still gives you grief, open the dvd's and cd's in media player classic, it will be on the desktop\015\012
\015\012hope this helps\015\012
\015\012regards 
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