DVD player won't play DVDs

April 29, 2009 at 09:16:41
Specs: Windows XP=Pro
I'm running XP-Pro with plenty of memory. I replaced my DVD player because it wouldn't play any DVDs and the new one won't either. My computer doesn't even recognize any files on a DVD through the Internet Explorer even though it reports the drive as a DVD/CD-RW. I have no problems playing video files or retrieving data files from a CD. I've tried Media Player and Power DVD with the same results, Anyone have an idea?

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April 29, 2009 at 09:57:46
If you mean video DVD's, you'll need software for that. Recommend VLC Player--it will play just about anything (including DVD's).


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April 29, 2009 at 10:29:48
Thanks, T-R-A. Yes, video DVDs. I have downloaded WMP
11, Xenorate, VLC, Divx Player and even added this to my

User Key:
Value Name: EnableDVDUI
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Yes or No

Nothing works! None of the programs recognize any video

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April 29, 2009 at 12:32:18
Have you tried this fix?

Microsoft Windows XP

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
4. In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 7.

5. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
6. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
7. In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you

8. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
9. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
10. Exit Registry Editor.
11. Restart the computer.

Change Is Good

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April 29, 2009 at 13:02:03
Hi, lurkswithin. I am at home right now. I'll try that as soon as I
get to work in the morning. Thanks

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April 30, 2009 at 17:40:21
"Windows media player cannot play dvds"
Where did you get that? Makes me chuckle when people say things like that, it's like a car trying to start without gas.

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