MCE not playing DVDs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dubstar, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

    Southern California
    I reformatted my laptop two or so months ago, recently I popped in a DVD to play a movie and I didn't have the ability to do it.

    I'm was, and am, a little confused, but I put the OS cd (MCE) in to the drive and poked around, couldnt find what to re-install.

    Anybody know?

    :: I did a search online but I guess my keywords too general or there arent any discussions on what I'm looking for -- couldn't find a procedure anywhere.

  2. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

    what you need is an mpeg2 decoder. you can get one by installing powerdvd or windvd. for something free and a lot less obtrusive, dscaler5 might work but it might not be "mce certified" or something...
  3. Cilix

    Cilix OSNN Junior Addict

    Long Island, NY
    WinDVD usually does the trick. If that doesnt work, try something like the K-Lite Codec Pack or the XP Codec Pack.

    K-Lite Codec
    XP Codec