On 2/1/2013 10:16 PM, tedmtairy wrote:> Media player will not play my DVD-- error message refers to "codec" of> which I know nothing. How do I address and /or correct? Trying to get> answer from Microsoft is impossible!!!Each region on the Earth has a Codec, a code, that something likeWindows Media Player must have in order to play the DVD in that region.You should use Bing or Google and find out more info on Codes forWindows Media Player.
Windows 8 media player will not play DVD's. Microsoft removed that ability.
Your options are:
1) Pay for Media Center for Windows 8 and play them using that.
2) Get a third party DVD player application.
3) Go back to Windows 7.
- Proposed as answer by Andre.ZieglerMicrosoft community contributor, Editor Saturday, February 02, 2013 7:55 AM
Each region on the Earth has a Codec, a code, that something likeWindows Media Player must have in order to play the DVD in that region.
Just a minor clarification, the word "codec" doesn't directly relate to the word "code" in region code. "Codec" comes from a contraction of "coder/decoder", which is the software needed to write or read the data format (of which there are many).
Regions are just arbitrarily assigned numbers describing the target market for media content, and which help the industry control who can play what. The US and Canada are region 1, for example.
Detailed how-to in my eBooks:
- Edited by Noel Carboni Saturday, February 02, 2013 2:44 PM
On 2/1/2013 11:45 PM, MG42 wrote:> Windows 8 media player will not play DVD's. Microsoft removed that ability.>> Features removed from Windows 8>> Your options are:>> 1) Pay for Media Center for Windows 8 and play them using that.>> 2) Get a third party DVD player application.>> 3) Go back to Windows 7.>There is this, which I was told by Toshiba tech support is good. Toshibahas a DVD player for my model laptop.