need codecs for Windows Media Player (Vista)

jnoble

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I can't play regular DVD's on my computer, just DVD-Rs. Apparently I need a codec update download. I can't find a good link and the ones I tried from Microsoft won't work on my OS. Anyone know anything? Thanks.
 
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I can't play regular DVD's on my computer, just DVD-Rs. Apparently I need a codec update download. I can't find a good link and the ones I tried from Microsoft won't work on my OS. Anyone know anything? Thanks.
Download VLC player, it plays pretty much anything without having to mess with codecs.
 

jnoble

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I did that earlier. I kept getting an error message in VLC that it wouldn't work. I'm pretty sure that's because I don't have the codec for WMP that will recognise DVD's to start with. Like I said, DVD-R's play fine but regular DVDs don't work at all. I've tried a bunch of them.
 

ruckstande

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Download k-lite Mega codec pack or CCCP(Combined Community Codec Pack)
 

stellarcomics

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Try this one:


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There's no "codec" for copy protected DVDs. WMP should play them, though. If it's not, rip them to your hard drive first with one of 8 billion options, or install AnyDVD to decrypt them on the fly.