Why OH! Why can't I play DVD's in Windows Media player for Vista anymore??

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Ted F, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Ted F

    Ted F Guest

    As the subject line says : Why OH! Why can't I play DVD's in Windows Media
    Player for Vista anymore??

    This is what I have installed as for the Windows Media Player for Vista.

    Look at ALL the listed under "MPEG/DVD Filters" I have. So why in the hell
    I can't play simple retail movie DVD's anymore.

    Windows Media Player
    Version 11.0.6000.6344
    Operating System
    Version: 6.0.6000 System Locale: en-US
    Service Pack: 0.0 User Locale: en-US
    Build Lab: 6000.vista_gdr.071009-1548 Geo ID: United States
    Type: Workstation DRM Version: 11.0.6000.6324
    Architecture: x86 Indiv Version:
    Processors: 2

    Media Player Binaries
    Name Version Name Version Name Version
    wmp.dll 11.0.6000.6344 wmlaunch.exe 11.0.6000.6324 wmpshell.dll
    wmplayer.exe 11.0.6000.6344 wmpband.dll 11.0.6000.6324 wmpsyncmgr.dll
    wmploc.dll 11.0.6000.6344 wmpcm.dll 11.0.6000.6324 wmpconfig.exe
    wmpps.dll 11.0.6000.6324 mpvis.dll 11.0.6000.6324 wmvcore.dll 11.0.6000.6324
    wmpeffects.dll 11.0.6000.6324 wmpdxm.dll 11.0.6000.6324 mf.dll

    Other Binaries
    Name Version Name Version Name Version
    drmv2clt.dll 11.0.6000.6324 cewmdm.dll 11.0.6000.6324 NTMARTA.DLL
    msnetobj.dll 11.0.6000.6324 imagehlp.dll 6.0.6000.16470 PROPSYS.dll
    Cabinet.dll 6.0.6000.16386 WINTRUST.dll 6.0.6000.16386 USERENV.dll
    cryptnet.dll 6.0.6000.16386 mswmdm.dll 11.0.6000.6324 SETUPAPI.dll
    GPAPI.dll 6.0.6000.16386 pnrpnsp.dll 6.0.6000.16386 ctagent.dll
    BCRYPT.dll 6.0.6000.16386 napinsp.dll 6.0.6000.16386 MSIMG32.dll
    ncrypt.dll 6.0.6000.16386 winrnr.dll 6.0.6000.16386 urlmon.dll
    windowscodecs.dll 6.0.6000.16493 wship6.dll 6.0.6000.16386 WMASF.DLL
    msxml3.dll 8.90.1101.0 msimtf.dll 6.0.6000.16386 Secur32.dll 6.0.6000.16386
    upnp.dll 6.0.6000.16386 rasadhlp.dll 6.0.6000.16386 iertutil.dll
    FirewallAPI.dll 6.0.6000.16501 dhcpcsvc6.DLL 6.0.6000.16512 Normaliz.dll
    d3d8thk.dll 6.0.6000.16386 WINNSI.DLL 6.0.6000.16386 WININET.dll
    D3D8.DLL 6.0.6000.16386 DNSAPI.dll 6.0.6000.16386 SXS.DLL 6.0.6000.16386
    mshtmled.dll 7.0.6000.16575 dhcpcsvc.DLL 6.0.6000.16512 rsaenh.dll
    midimap.dll 6.0.6000.16386 IPHLPAPI.DLL 6.0.6000.16386 jscript.dll
    MSACM32.dll 6.0.6000.16386 NLAapi.dll 6.0.6000.16386 CLBCatQ.DLL
    msacm32.drv 6.0.6000.16386 wshtcpip.dll 6.0.6000.16386 gdiplus.dll
    ksuser.dll 6.0.6000.16386 mswsock.dll 6.0.6000.16386 dwmapi.dll
    wdmaud.drv 6.0.6000.16386 msls31.dll 3.10.349.0 dbghelp.dll 6.0.6000.16386
    comdlg32.dll 6.0.6000.16386 mshtml.dll 7.0.6000.16587 SHELL32.dll
    Flash9e.ocx MLANG.dll 6.0.6000.16386 OLEACC.dll 4.2.5406.0
    WINSPOOL.DRV 6.0.6000.16386 apphelp.dll 6.0.6000.16386 WINMM.dll
    iepeers.dll 7.0.6000.16386 ieframe.dll 7.0.6000.16575 MSVFW32.dll
    thumbcache.dll 6.0.6000.16386 schannel.dll 6.0.6000.16508 VERSION.dll
    pngfilt.dll 7.0.6000.16386 MSASN1.dll 6.0.6000.16386 OLEAUT32.dll
    IMGUTIL.DLL 7.0.6000.16386 CRYPT32.dll 6.0.6000.16425 SHLWAPI.dll
    Dxtmsft.dll 7.0.6000.16575 credssp.dll 6.0.6000.16386 COMCTL32.dll
    atiumdva.dll sensapi.dll 6.0.6000.16386 ole32.dll 6.0.6000.16386
    atiumdag.dll rtutils.dll 6.0.6000.16386 AVRT.dll 6.0.6000.16386
    DCIMAN32.dll 6.0.6000.16386 TAPI32.dll 6.0.6000.16386 uxtheme.dll
    DDRAW.dll 6.0.6000.16386 NETAPI32.dll 6.0.6000.16386 USP10.dll
    ddrawex.dll 6.0.6000.16386 rasman.dll 6.0.6000.16386 LPK.DLL 6.0.6000.16386
    ATL.DLL 3.5.2284.0 RASAPI32.dll 6.0.6000.16386 msvcrt.dll 7.0.6000.16386
    Dxtrans.dll 7.0.6000.16575 MFPlat.DLL 11.0.6000.6324 MSCTF.dll
    slc.dll 6.0.6000.16509 audioeng.dll 6.0.6000.16386 IMM32.DLL 6.0.6000.16386
    SSDPAPI.dll 6.0.6000.16386 audioses.dll 6.0.6000.16386 GDI32.dll
    WINHTTP.dll 6.0.6000.16386 MMDevApi.dll 6.0.6000.16386 USER32.dll
    upnphost.dll 6.0.6000.16386 SAMLIB.dll 6.0.6000.16386 RPCRT4.dll
    wmdmps.dll 11.0.6000.6324 PSAPI.DLL 6.0.6000.16386 ADVAPI32.dll
    PortableDeviceApi.dll 6.0.6000.16386 NSI.dll 6.0.6000.16386 kernel32.dll
    PortableDeviceTypes.dll 6.0.6000.16386 WS2_32.dll 6.0.6000.16386 ntdll.dll
    wpdsp.dll 6.0.6000.16386 WLDAP32.dll 6.0.6000.16386

    Audio Codecs

    Type Name Format Binary Version
    ACM Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC 0011 imaadp32.acm 6.0.6000.16386
    ACM Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC 0007 msg711.acm
    ACM Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC 0031 msgsm32.acm 6.0.6000.16386
    ACM Microsoft ADPCM CODEC 0002 msadp32.acm 6.0.6000.16386
    ACM Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (decode only) 0055 l3codeca.acm
    ACM Microsoft PCM Converter 0001
    DMO WMAudio Decoder DMO 0160, 0161, 0162, 0163 WMADMOD.DLL 11.0.6000.6324
    DMO WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO 0162 WMADMOD.DLL 11.0.6000.6324
    DMO WMSpeech Decoder DMO 000A, 000B WMSPDMOD.DLL 11.0.6000.6324
    DMO MP3 Decoder DMO 0055 mp3dmod.dll 11.0.6000.6324

    Video Codecs

    Type Name Format Binary Version
    ICM Microsoft RLE MRLE msrle32.dll 6.0.6000.16513
    ICM Microsoft Video 1 MSVC msvidc32.dll 6.0.6000.16513
    ICM Microsoft YUV UYVY msyuv.dll 6.0.6000.16386
    ICM Intel IYUV codec IYUV iyuv_32.dll 6.0.6000.16386
    ICM Toshiba YUV Codec Y411 tsbyuv.dll 6.0.6000.16386
    ICM Cinepak Codec by Radius cvid iccvid.dll
    ICM DivX® 6.0 Codec divx DivX.dll
    ICM DivX® 6.0 YV12 Codec yv12 DivX.dll
    DMO Mpeg4s Decoder DMO mp4s, MP4S, m4s2, M4S2 mp4sdecd.dll 11.0.6000.6324
    DMO WMV Screen decoder DMO MSS1, MSS2 wmvsdecd.dll 11.0.6000.6324
    DMO WMVideo Decoder DMO WMV1, WMV2, WMV3, WMVP, WVP2, WMVR, WMVA, WVC1
    wmvdecod.dll 11.0.6000.6324
    DMO Sonic AVC Decoder DMO Ëq-, 8û8ð, AVC1, VSSH, H264 sonich264dec_dmo.dll
    DMO Mpeg43 Decoder DMO mp43, MP43 mp43decd.dll 11.0.6000.6324
    DMO Mpeg4 Decoder DMO MPG4, mpg4, mp42, MP42 mpg4decd.dll 11.0.6000.6324

    MPEG/DVD Filters

    Type Name Binary Version
    video MPV Decoder Filter Mpeg2DecFilter.ax
    video CyberLink Video/SP Decoder (PDVD7) CLVsd.ax
    video ArcSoft MPEG Video Decoder mpgvideo.ax
    video Sonic Cinemaster® VideoDecoder 4.1 CinemasterVideo.dll
    video CyberLink Video/SP Decoder (PCM45) CLVSD.ax
    video ATI MPEG Video Decoder atimpenc.dll
    video Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Decoder msmpeg2vdec.dll 11.0.5840.6324
    video CyberLink Video/SP Decoder (ShEX) CLImageVSD.ax
    video Roxio Smart Encoder MPEG2VidCodec.dll
    video roxio DCFilters Mpeg I/II Decoder DCFilters9.dll
    video Roxio Smart Decoder MPEG2VidCodec.dll
    video Roxio MPEG2 Video Decoder MPEG2VidCodec.dll
    video CBVA DMO wrapper filter cbva.dll 6.0.6000.16386
    video Roxio MPEG2 Encoder MPEG2VidCodec.dll
    video ATI CC Multiplexer atidvcr.dll
    video Sonic MPEG Video Decoder sonicdsmpeg.ax 1.1.5960.0
    video Sonic MPEG-2 Video Decoder sonicm2vd.ax
    video CyberLink SAC Video Decoder(PDVD7 HomeNetwork) CLVSD.ax
    video CyberLink MPEG Video Decoder PCMDV_mmv.ax
    video PP MPEG Video Decoder ppmmv.ax
    video CyberLink Video/SP Decoder PCMBVSD.ax
    video PCM Video/SP Decoder PCMRVSD.ax
    audio AC3Filter ac3filter.cpl
    audio CyberLink Audio Decoder (PCM45) CLAud.ax
    audio CyberLink Audio Decoder (PDVD7) CLAud.ax
    audio ArcSoft MPEG Audio Decoder mpgaudio.ax
    audio Sonic Cinemaster® Audio Decoder 4.2 CinemasterAudio.DLL
    audio Microsoft MPEG-1/DD Audio Decoder msmpeg2adec.dll 11.0.5840.6324
    audio CyberLink Audio Wizard CLAudWizard.ax
    audio PCM Audio Decoder PCMRAud.ax
    audio CyberLink Audio Decoder MDAUD.ax
    audio PP Audio Decoder claud.ax
    audio CyberLink Audio Decoder (PDVD7 UPnP) CLAud.ax
    audio Sonic MPEG Audio Decoder sonicdsmpeg.ax 1.1.5960.0
    audio CyberLink Audio Decoder PCMBclaud.ax


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    FaroLatino.com :. Free Music Downloads .: FaroLatino11_EN
    Live365 Radio Network Live365
    Media Guide MediaGuide
    Movielink MovieLink
    MusicGiants HD Music Store MusicGiants
    Napster Napster
    PassAlong Music Store PassAlong
    PayPlay.FM Music Downloads PayPlay.FM
    Puretracks.com Puretracks
    SongTouch SongTouch
    V CAST Music VCastMusic
    VidZone VidZone
    XM Radio Online XMRadio

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    Ted F, Jan 27, 2008
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  2. Ted F

    Ted F Guest

    More Info...


    About two weeks ago I could play retail movie DVD's in the Vista Windows
    Media Player, now I can't. I have not installed any other software or
    changed anything. In fact everything has been like it is for a year now.

    Of course, I could use the other DVD players I have installed, but, I like
    to use Vista Windows Media player overall.

    I have "Microsoft Vista Home Premium 32-Bit OS.

    Also, I have had already installed, Cyberlink PowerDVD 7 Deluxe with
    advanced audio packs and Cyberlink PowerDVD SE Vista for Windows media
    player in Vista, Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 with Sonic CinePlayer DVD
    Decoder for Windows Media Player in Vista.

    Complete error message in Vista Windows Media Player when I pop a retail
    movie DVD in the DVD drive :

    "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For
    additional assistance, click Web Help."

    The so called "Web Help" tells me to go to the "Microsoft Communities" to
    find help here, Which I did.
    Ted F, Jan 27, 2008
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  3. Ted F

    HU RU Guest

    As the subject line says : Why OH! Why can't I play DVD's in Windows Media
    The first thing I would try would be a restore to a point when it was known
    to work - say a month ago. If the stars align right you will be sitting
    Do any other media players like the Cyberlink one play retail DVDs? On my
    non-Vista Dell machine I recently did a scorched earth reinstall and I could
    not play DVD's - Microsoft give you links for commercial (you pay for) DVD
    playing software. Like a pig looking for truffles I rooted in my box of
    install CDs and found a Plextor DVD that had a Roxio DVD player - once I
    installed that Windows Media Player worked OK.

    Can you borrow an external USB DVD drive - if this played DVD's ok problem
    could be hardware.
    HU RU, Jan 27, 2008
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