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    This is likely a simple fix.

    Just installed a new DVD drive (never had one before) and everything seems to work fine except when WinMedia plays the DVD (i dont have a DVD player program, such as WinDVD or such) I get no sound. I get video just fine but no audio.

    I get sound from a CD (played on the same DVD drive) and I get game and all default sounds but no sound from the DVD movie itself.

    Given that this does not seem like a hardware issue I am assuming it is a settings issue.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Halder

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    What kind of sound card do you have ? if you set the DVD movie to play 2ch stereo does it work ?

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    I had a similar problem. Downloading a codec for Media Player to play DVD's resolved it. Maybe it can work for you, but if Media Player didn't ask for it (download a codec) I'm clueless.

    Just give it a try...

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Laylah, thats a good idea

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    Solved it, sort of

    I got tired of trying to fix WinMedia player in regards to this issue and since I needed a good DVD burner program anyway, I purchased one that burned and played DVD's.

    When I installed this new program it played the DVD fine with sound and all.

    Microsoft - 0, Alternative Software - 1

    Thanks
    Halder

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    Well you see, here's the thing...

    Without a DVD codec installed (from a separate software package or on it's own) Media Player wont play any DVDs. The only time it should play is when you have installed a 3rd-party codec - such as WinDVD.

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    Microsoft now include their own DVD codec - since XP SP1.

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