Windows Media player help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2007, 02:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Dio1080's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 205
Question Windows Media player help

Everytime I put in a DVD it says this to me, "Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings."

How can I fix this. Also my color is way off, it looks bad when playing video files.

Capitol-College '2014
M.S. in Information Assurance
North Carolina A&T State University '2011
B.S. in Computer Science
Dio1080 is offline  
Old 07-26-2007, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
eyeCpc's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,074
Default Re: Windows Media player help

Which version of WMP are you running if you have XP there? WMP 9 sadly lacks just like the previous versions for codecs. The best for XP is WMP 10 that will play dvds as well as various video file types. You just have to keep saying no for the auto update for 11.

The color problems may simply be a need to go for the updated drivers for the video card you have. The 1280x1024 or 1024x768 desktop resolution is advised for WMP playback not 1440x900 or others higher depending on video type.
eyeCpc is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Online Windows Media Player has no sound kazan Microsoft Windows and Software 4 07-05-2007 10:24 AM
No Windows Media Player Detected Shub-Niggurath Internet Software and Browsers 3 05-18-2007 10:18 AM
Windows Media Player question mossygiraffe Microsoft Windows and Software 1 05-15-2007 12:44 PM
installed windows media player but cant see windows media connect rookie1010 Microsoft Windows and Software 11 05-03-2007 02:22 PM
Windows Media Player for Firefox superdave1984 Microsoft Windows and Software 2 04-19-2007 12:47 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.