Media Player refuses to play VOB files on external disk

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by lost in XP, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. lost in XP

    lost in XP Guest

    I am running Media Player 11.0.6002.18111 on a Vista system. I have some dvd
    images in the form of VOB etc. files on an external usb disk. Until
    yesterday I had no problem playing those videos on Media Player, but then
    suddenly I started getting the error message "Windows Media Player cannot
    play the DVD because the disc prohibits playback in your region of the
    world..." When I copy the folder from the external disk to the C disk, the
    video plays correctly. When I connect the external disk to another computer,
    Media Player plays the file correctly.

    I would appreciate any help to resolve this problem.

    P.S.: No problems playing other file types, e.g. MPG.
    Other media players have no problem playing the VOB files.
    The problem is restricted to playing via Microsoft Media Player on this
    computer VOB files located on an external disk.
    lost in XP, Feb 16, 2010
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