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DVD-ROM and playing problems.

Codasmd

Old School XPeriencer
#1
Hey, just got some dvd's from the library and Midnight Cowboy wont play.

Tried using WinMedia player and Realone.

The error is this:

Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because a problem occurred with digital copyright protection.


Any ideas?

I'm trying to avoid installing a dvd player because WinMedia plays just about all.

Thanks
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#2
From Microsoft's Knowledge Base:
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SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to play a digital video disc (DVD) by using Windows Media Player on a system that has a MediaMatics decoder installed, the DVD may not play. You may receive one of the following error messages:
"Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a problem occurred with digital copyright protection."

CAUSE
This behavior is known to occur if you install a MediaMatics decoder and then try to play back a DVD in Windows Media Player before you use the MediaMatics player to play a file.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, use the MediaMatics player to play a DVD before you use Windows Media Player: Open the MediaMatics DVD player and follow the first-launch prompts to set the region. After the region is set, DVDs can be played in Windows Media Player.
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muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#4
I kind of figured you hadn't since you mentioned not wanting to install any other type of player. What I posted is the only solution that Microsoft had for that specific error message. I tried a Google for the exact phrase as well, and the only result was that same solution.
 

Codasmd

Old School XPeriencer
#5
On a related note, I installed windvd2000 version 2.1

As soon as I open the dvd player with the dvd in the rom, windvd just closes itself out.

And their upgrades page is all about the $$$.

Guess I'll try KingLear with James Earl Jones.
 

Codasmd

Old School XPeriencer
#6
Well...tried the other DVD and got the same errors.

Got this one from RealPlayer:

The DVD cannot be played. Key exchange for DVD copy protection failed.

Guess this'll give me something to do on Thursday.

Thanks for looking Muzikool.
 
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Flatbeat_Eddy

Guest
#7
This problem was introduced by NVIDIA, there drivers have been causing this since the 41's and since jumping to ATI i havent had this Happen again.

I know its to do with the TV-out chips on Nvidia cards, mainly because there ****e and have no proper driver support.:eek:
 

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