Windows Media Player doesn't recognize DVD

Windows Media Player will recognize is more DVD - it opens with a black screen and then stops. However, it will play CDs and videos from internet and attached to e-mail. It will also burn videos to DVD. All the drivers are up to date. What is the solution?

Advertisement

Hi tomkucharski,

-What version of Windows Media Player is installed on your computer?

-What software changes you did on the computer before the show?

-The problem occurs with every DVD or a specific DVD?

Follow these steps:

Method 1:

Run automated troubleshooting who diagnose and fix problems with your CD or DVD drive when trying to read or burn media automatically.

See your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media

Method 2:

 

You should maybe download and install plug-ins for Windows Media Player (WMP).

See the Plug-ins for Windows Media Player.

Read CDs and DVDs

See also:

File Readme for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP

Tags: Windows

Similar Questions

  • Windows Media Player doesn´t recognize the subtitles on my movies

    Windows Media Player doesn´t recognize the subtitles on my movies

    Hello

     
     
     
    1. what operating system is installed on the computer?
    2. If it works well before?
    3 did you changes to the computer before the show?

     
    Method 1: Open the troubleshooting Windows Media Player settings Troubleshooter
    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/open-the-Windows-Media-Player-settings-Troubleshooter

    Method 2:
     
    Follow the steps mentioned below:
     
    (a) open Windows Media Player
    (b) click the game menu, point to lyrics, captions and subtitles, and then click the applicable.

    Reference:
     
  • Windows Media Player doesn't recognize AVI

    How is it windows media player recognize 480, 240 and 360 as an AVI file, so it does not recognize AVI when you want to play using windows media player?  I already have Media Player Codec Pack from CNET, but no luck.  On other computers, the AVI format plays well with windows media player and I still have the software on all computers.

    Thank you for your help...

    Thank you for your time and your response.  Instead, I downloaded UM CNET reader and everything is perfect!  I install the drive of UM on all computers and what to do as a default value.  Again, thank you for your time and your efforts.

  • Windows media player won't recognize DVD

    My media player can read and play a CD from the CD but when I insert a DVD, nothing happens. Furthermore, I recently installed a software AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 to burn DVDs and would like to know if this new software is the cause of the problem. When I insert a DVD, the AnyDVD does not analyse it and Windows Media Player will not play it (or he acknowledges in the DVD player). And when I try to clone using CloneDVD2, the dialog box says "unable to read video files" and "the device is not ready." I had reviewed the literature on the decoders and drivers, but it ' s all Greek to me. " My PC has apparently already the software necessary to perform these tasks (ie. drvers and decoders), I checked for these programs > please help.

    Matt

    Update your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM driver:
    1. click on start and then click Control Panel
    2. click on system and Maintenance
    3. under Device Manager, click on devices and equipment display
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type your password or click on continue
    4. develop CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
    5. click on your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive, and then click Properties
    6. Select the driver tab
    7. click on the Update Driver button.
    8. Select search automatically a updated driver

    Windows will now look for an update for your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drivers locally and on the internet and then guide you through the process of installing the driver.  If it is impossible to find a driver, you can go to website CD-ROM/DVD-ROM from the manufacturer of your and download all the drivers updated.

    To find the manufacturer and model of your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive:
    1. click on start and then click Control Panel
    2. click on system and Maintenance
    3. under Device Manager, click on devices and equipment display
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type your password or click on continue
    4. expand devices CD-ROM/DVD-ROM

    Under CD-ROM/DVD-ROM devices, you will see the manufacturer and model of your DVD/CD-ROM drive

    Messages rating helps other users

    Mark L. Ferguson MS - MVP

  • Windows Media Player doesn't recognize the phone error"is not a connected device: for synchronization

    For months, Windows Media Player recognized my Samsung Galaxy SIII without problem. For weeks now, however, he is not picking it up. My computer detects the device when I plug it in, and made my phone. But when I try to sync the music on my phone, Windows Media Player says that I don't have a device so sync is not an option. In addition, there is no option in advanced settings on the Synchronize tab, so I have no idea how to solve the problem. Manual and automatic synchronization does not work.

    Hello, Olivia,.

    Thank you for keeping us posted.

    Even if the phone is recognized on the computer, sometimes bad or corrupted SD/flash card card can cause this kind of scenario on Windows Media Player. Try to disconnect the SD card and check if the Player sync with the phone. Also check if another device appears under the list of devices in Windows Media Player. For troubleshooting, you can also uninstall the software of the phone (Samsung kies) and reinstall them.

    Please let us know if the problem still persists.

  • Windows media player won't recognize dvd playback or record

    My Media Player will not play it plays the cd and burn cd dvd if I try windows Director, acknowledges that the dvd drive is there but it will not record or play videos

    The reader has already worked? If it used to work OK but suddenly failed, then there's a chance (the DVD part of) the drive has failed. You could try a CD/DVD cleaner lens to see if that helps.

    It may be interesting to try this fixit MS - http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/ and run the built-in utility to see if they find and fix anything.

    I guess that its listed as 'work' and showing no problem in the device (on the Panel) Manager?, but its worth checking.

    It may also be useful to check on the support site for the PC see if there are updates made support for the PC and player. These can sometimes help.

  • I can't play DVD's with Windows Media Player because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on my computer

    Original title: Windows Media Player

    I can't read the dvd with Windows Media Player... it says

    Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.

    What can I do to make it work... and I don't want to pay for another program.

    Thank you.

    Can not read the DVD in the drive Media of Windows XP
    ====================================

    Running the following command may be worth a try:

    Reach... Start / run... and type or copy / paste:

    regsvr32 jscript.dll

    Press on... Come in

    You should see the following dialog box:

    DllRegisterServer in jscript.dll successful / OK

    No luck?... read more...

    FWIW... Win XP cannot natively recognize Commercial
    DVD video... it requires a DVD decoder.

    If you could play before commercial video DVD...
    do a system restore to a time before this started
    may be your solution.

    (306084) how to restore Windows XP to a
    previous state
    http://support.Microsoft.com/?kbid=306084

    Or you could buy a DVD decoder at the following link:

    (FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
    Restore point before installing software or updates)

    (948247) how to set a system restore
    point in Windows XP
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/948247

    Info about DVD decoders:
    Plug-ins for Windows Media Player
    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/downloads/Windows-Media-Player/plug-ins

    Or you can download and use one of the following
    freeware multimedia players:

    VLC Media Player
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc/
    (works on XP/Vista/7)
    (name of the file to download: vlc - 2.0.1 - win32.exe)

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema
    http://MajorGeeks.com/Media_Player_Classic_Home_Cinema_d6213.html
    (works on XP/Vista/7)
    (name of the file to download: MPC - HomeCinema.1.6.1.4235.x 86 .exe)

    Or... you can try to download and install the
    Following Codec Pack.

    (FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
    Restore point before installing software or updates)

    * Proceed at your own risk *.

    K - Lite Codec Pack (full)
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/
    (Win XP / Vista / Win 7-32 bit and 64 bit)

    Good luck...

  • How can I solve this problem on Media Player? Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.

    Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.

    FWIW... Win XP cannot natively recognize Commercial
    DVD video... it requires a DVD decoder.

    If you could play before commercial video DVD...
    do a system restore to a time before this started
    may be your solution.

    Or you could buy a DVD decoder at the following link:

    (FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
    Restore point before installing software or updates)

    (948247) how to set a system restore
    point in Windows XP
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/948247

    Info about DVD decoders:
    Plug-ins for Windows Media Player
    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/downloads/Windows-Media-Player/plug-ins

    Or you can download and use one of the following
    freeware multimedia players:

    VLC Media Player
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc/
    (works on XP/Vista/7)

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema
    http://MajorGeeks.com/Media_Player_Classic_Home_Cinema_d6213.html
    (works on XP/Vista/7)

    Or... you can try to download and install one of
    the following Codec Packs.

    (FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
    Restore point before installing software or updates)

    * Proceed at your own risk *.

    (1) K-Lite Codec Pack (full)
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/
    (Win XP / Vista / Win 7-32 bit and 64 bit)

    (2) information on CCCP (combined Community Codec Pack)
    http://www.CCCP-project.NET/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
    (Windows 7, Vista and XP SP1 and above - 32-bit and 64-bit)

    Good luck...

  • Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer

    Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer

    Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer

    ====================================
    FWIW... Win XP cannot natively recognize Commercial
    DVD video... it requires a DVD decoder.

    If you could play before commercial video DVD...
    do a system restore to a time before this started
    may be your solution.

    Or you could buy a DVD decoder at the following link:

    (FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
    Restore point before installing software or updates)

    Info about DVD decoders:
    Plug-ins for Windows Media Player
    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/downloads/Windows-Media-Player/plug-ins

    Or you can download and use one of the following freeware
    media players:

    VLC Media Player
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc/
    (works on XP/Vista/7)

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema
    http://MajorGeeks.com/Media_Player_Classic_Home_Cinema_d6213.html
    (works on XP/Vista/7)

    Or... you can try to download and install one of the
    Following codec packs.

    (FWIW... it is always preferable, if you create a system restore
    point before installing any software or updates).

    * Proceed at your own risk *.

    (1) K-Lite Codec Pack (full)
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/

    (2) information on CCCP (combined Community Codec Pack)
    http://www.CCCP-project.NET/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    Good luck...

    Volunteer - MS - MVP - Digital Media Experience J - Notice_This is not tech support_I'm volunteer - Solutions that work for me may not work for you - * proceed at your own risk *.

  • Windows media player does not recognize my hard drive

    Windows media player

    Why Windows media player does not recognize my hard drive

    Hello

    1 are there any changes or updates made on the computer?

    2. do you get an error message? If Yes, what is the full and exact error message?

    I suggest to see the links and check if it helps:

    The problems of the CDs or DVDs

    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows-Vista/troubleshoot-problems-with-CDs-or-DVDs

  • Windows Media Player does not recognize the new downloaded songs

    I have a Pavilion a4310f Prod Nr: race AY014AA-ABA, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

    I just found out that Windows Media Player does not recognize the songs, I recently downloaded from Wal-Mart music download Site.  The songs can be seen in the music library in a folder called 'Downloads' and I can open each song and he will play when double-clicked.  The problem is that I can't create a playlist containing the new songs and burn a copy of the reading list, because the songs are not listed in the Media Library Player any hot it is sorted (artist, Album, Genre, etc.).

    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Mitch

    Problem solved!

    Went to: start == > Control Panel == > troubleshooting == > view all == > and ran troubleshooting on the library and the settings of WMP.

    Convenience store detected library corrupt and "in media files appear in the WMP library.  Then ran convenience store on WMP settings which reset OMP to default settings.  After that, everything worked as announced.

    Thanks to Big_Dave for putting me on the right track.

  • DVD Windows media player cannot play this dvd because it is not possible to activate the ANALOG on the output display copy protection try to install a driver available for your video card

    When you try to play a dvd it (above) is displayed. Anyone know where I can be able to get a updated driver free for my video card, or in any other way to solve this problem. your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    When you try to play a dvd it (above) is displayed. Anyone know where I can be able to get a updated driver free for my video card, or in any other way to solve this problem. your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    =======================================
    What version of Windows are you using?

    The free VLC Media Player may be worth a try...

    It will play anything.

    (FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
    Restore point before installing software or updates)

    VLC Media Player (32-bit Version)
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc_32/
    (works on XP, Vista, 7, 8)
    (the name of the file to download is: vlc - 2.0.5 - win32.exe)

    (FWIW... it's always a good idea to create a system)
    Restore point before installing software or updates)

    VLC Media Player (64-bit Version)
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc_64/
    (works on XP, Vista, 7, 8)
    (the name of the file to download is: vlc - 2.0.5 - win64.exe)

    And the following links may be worth a visit:

    (2004673) Windows Media Player cannot
    read the DVD because it is not possible to
    turn on analog copy on the output protection
    view
    http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/2004673

    Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because it is not
    possible to put on the protection against analog copying on the output screen
    http://www.Microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/Webhelp/default.aspx?&mpver=12.0.7100.0&ID=C00D1167&ContextId=61&OriginalID=C00D1167

  • Get an error "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because the disc prohibits playback in your region of the world. You must obtain a disc that is intended for your geographic region. "

    * Original title: wrong Region

    Windows Media Player will not play CD - advise

    "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because the disc prohibits playback in your region of the world. You must obtain a disc that is intended for your geographic region. "

    Note I am eager to play a CD and it is recognizing a DVD?

    can anyone help

    Hello

    1. what version of Windows is installed on the computer?

    2. what version of Windows Media Player is installed on the computer?

    3. what region is your currently defined DVD player on?

    4. are you able to play other DVDs?

     

    Please follow the provided steps and update us with the results.

    Note: All the steps apply to Windows 7

    Method 1: Try to change the region of the DVD player and check the result. To do this, try the following steps:

    a. Click Start, click computer.
    b. right click on the DVD drive, and then click Properties.
    c. click on the Hardware tab, click the properties button and modify the DVD of the region.

     

    Method 2: Uninstall the DVD player and check.

    a. Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press to enter.

    b. develop DVD players, right click on the sub element and click on uninstall.

    c. restart the computer and check the result.

    Once you restart the computer, the DVD driver will be loaded automatically.

    d. try to play the DVD and check the result.

     

    You can run the troubleshooting Windows Media Player DVD Troubleshooter and check that it helps.

    Open the Windows Media Player DVD Troubleshoot utility

    http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/open-the-Windows-Media-Player-DVD-Troubleshooter

    Let us know if it helps!

  • Windows Media Player does not recognize the iPod touch.

    Windows media player does not recognize my ipod touch to sync

    Open WMP in the taskbar from top, find "Tools", scroll down to options.

    in the new window, locate the Hardware tab, add hardware.

  • I went to play a DVD on my computer this evening and received this msg: Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.

    DVD decoder not installed?

    I went to play a DVD on my computer this evening and received this msg: Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because no compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.
    A few weeks ago, I played DVD on my computer. I would like to know what is happening. Any ideas/suggestions?

    I tried to play one of the same DVDs I played before... same message.  Nothing to my knowledge has been removed from my computer and I'm the only one with access... "very confused.

    Thanks if anyone can help.

    Yes, and if you install the utility on your system, you'll see all decoders.

    The utility will also tell you if a decoder is compatible or not.

    Using Media Player version 10 or 11?

    the utility tells me I have no decoder... the only thing I can think is that if I actually deleted it... I rarely remove anything because I do not add a lot... but it is possible a few weeks ago, I have to get rid of some things (I'm quite cautious because I'm not an expert).   It is the Media Player version 11, I was trying to use... but I rebooted now 10 to see if there was something to update related that mess.

    because I used the VLC Player successfully, I have not yet tried Windows Media Player (since WMP reloading and load the codec pack)

    So great to have the entry of a person who knows what he's doing.  Thanks again. I will try the Windows Media Player later and see if I have his use of return.

    Have a great day!

Maybe you are looking for


HashFlare