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After reinstalling my Win XP, tried to play a music video DVD but got a black window with a message: "The media player cannot play this DVD because a compatible decoder is not installed on the computer". When I tried to play a pre-recorded music CD the itunes played it perfectly, yet I could not get the itunes to play the DVD. I never had this problem before I reinstalled the XP and have done all the updates. Please help.

Thanks.

Raya

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what is codecs? I have tried everything, but still get a message that I need a compatible decoder while the media player which came with windows XP includes a decoder. I can play any audio cd but not a video cd. Any idea?

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The first link did not change anything. Tried to play the DVD, but get the same message that no decoder has been installed. Checked the device manager and found a video decoder, but no DVD driver. Where can I find the DVD driver for my Compaq EVO D510 with Windows XP. I would probably need a DVD driver and decoder download. Do you know of any free downloads and which one is suitable for my machine? The model number of my computer is:
D51C/P2 4/40/k/256Ad SWI_8 COMPAQ TM

Thanks for your help.

Raya

Edited by rmeron: n/a

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I did download and install it but the video did not work. When I checked the device manager, there was no dvd driver listed, only an audio driver. I checked the hp site drivers for my machine and they have a whole list but none lists a dvd driver, the closest drivers to what I need are listed as follows: audio drivers, chipset drivers, display drivers and graphic drivers and I do not know which of those should be installed. Could you please tell me which one I should install.

Thanks.

Raya

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Yes, I downloaded and installed the link but the video did not work. When I checked the device manager, there was no dvd driver installed, only an audio driver. I checked the hp site drivers for my machine and they have a whole list but none lists a dvd driver, the closest drivers to what I need are listed as follows: audio drivers, chipset drivers, display drivers and graphic drivers and I do not know which of those should be installed. Could you please tell me which one I should install.

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I replied to your question whether I have downloaded and installed the link

http://fileforum.betanews.com/download/KLite-Codec-Pack_Full/1094057842/3

three times and told you that it did not solve the problem and that I am missing the DVD driver and asked you which of the drivers on the HP site I should download. I listed the drivers and asked whether you could tell me which one, but you have not replied. Please read my three prior messages which explain my question and I would appreciate your instructions on which of the drivers I should download and install.

Thanks. Raya

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i didn't answer because i don't have time to try and figure out what drivers you need ,sorry ,but i will add this that you must have DVD driver installed because you already tried to play a dvd in the drive and wmp couldn't play it right ,and the codex in the link i gave should have made it work ,
i will also add this ,try downloading this player and use it instead of using windows media player .
http://www.videolan.org/

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A install of windvd 4 will solve problem. Just looking for codecs can cost you $15. Most sites charge for them. windvd 4 can be purchased on amazon for $10 or mabey cheaper on ebay.

Edited by ogiesdad: n/a

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A install of windvd 4 will solve problem. Just looking for codecs can cost you $15. Most sites charge for them. windvd 4 can be purchased on amazon for $10 or mabey cheaper on ebay.

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