December 18th, 2004, 02:14 AM
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.
December 18th, 2004, 07:41 AM
What kind of sound card do you have ? if you set the DVD movie to play 2ch stereo does it work ?
December 18th, 2004, 20:30 PM
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...
December 19th, 2004, 04:37 AM
Laylah, thats a good idea
December 20th, 2004, 09:29 AM
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
December 21st, 2004, 01:58 AM
all bets are off...
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.
December 21st, 2004, 20:17 PM
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Microsoft now include their own DVD codec - since XP SP1.