Part 1: Why Windows Media Player cannot play your DVD?

It is again one of the most important questions for which there are several answers and the main and the most faced issue in this regard is that a user cannot play the files when a compatible DVD decoder is not installed. The error prompts that a compatible DVD decoder is not installed and therefore the issue is being faced.

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

In order to make sure that the issue has been resolved and the user is able to fully utilize the resources of windows media player to play the DVD files this tutorial has been developed to make sure that the best and the state of the art procedures and DVD decoders are installed so that the user can get the full advantage of using the DVD playback functions. The most important point that is to be noted is that even if the DVD format has been ticked within the available format still the user will not be able to play the files as the DVD decoder is necessary to make sure that the file or the DVD is played in form of CD. Absence of DVD decoder will not only lead to issues but it will also ensure that the issue is never resolved in this regard. So the answer to the above question in that a person is not able to get the best in this regard as a DVD decoder is not installed and the required file format is not being supported by the windows media player.

Part2: Popular DVD decoders

There are many DVD decoders that a user can download to make sure that the problem is resolved and the DVD playback is enjoyed. However this tutorial will make sure that top 2 DVD decoders are introduced which are as follows:

  1. Power DVD decoder developed by Cyber Link and available at http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra/features_en_US.html?&r=1
  2. Codec Decoder pack developed by the company of same name and available at http://download.cnet.com/Codec-Decoder-Pack/3000-13632_4-75587126.html

The latter part of the tutorial will make sure that the user gets a thoughtful insight about the downloading, working and the installation of the Power DVD decoder as it is the most popular DVD decoder that is used and utilized to make sure that the user never faces any issue in relation to DVD file playing over the Windows Media Player.

Part3: Installing the Power DVD

The process that is to be followed has been listed as below:

1.The user needs to visit the URL http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra/features_en_US.html?&r=1 to make sure that the download link is revealed:

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

2.Free download trial is then to be clicked to download the file:

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

3.The file is to be saved to the desktop and then executed so that the downloading starts. The user has to specify the file saving destination as well:

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

4.Once the file has been downloaded the user should make sure that the installation is done by double clicking the file and then by making sure that the system is restarted to complete the process in full. The Media player will now be able to make sure that the DVD file is played without any issue.

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

Part4: Convert DVD to windows Media Player compatible format

It is also one of the best and the most used method which makes sure that the DVD is not only played but the related format is also converted to some other which is supported by the windows media player. In order to make sure that the issue has been resolved this tutorial will make sure that the state of the art video convertor i.e. Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate is introduced so that the user can make the best use of the built in technology of the program that has been developed by Wondershare to make sure that if the issue occurs for other time then this convertor is there to help out the users in this regard. The step by step process that has been embedded with screenshots will also make sure that the user becomes well aware of the fact and makes sure that the DVD compatible format is played on the windows media player without any issue and difficulty. In addition to this the class of the program is such that it allows the user to make sure that almost 150+ formats are converted to each another and the user also gets the resolution and the issue handling of the issues that are common in nature as the company supports large online community in this regard as well.

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The complete process that will ensure the issue resolution has been mentioned as follows:

1.The URL https://www.wondershare.com/pro/video-converter-ultimate.html is to be browsed to make sure that the program is downloaded and installed for the user. It is to be executed as well:

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

2.The user then needs to add files to the main interface by pressing the add files buttons in this regard to proceed further:

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

3.The output format is then to be selected to make sure that the format that is supported by the windows media player is selected to proceed further:

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

4.In the last step the user needs to make sure that the convert button is located and pressed to make sure that the conversion of the file starts and the overall issue regarding the DVD playback is resolved in full:

2 ways to play dvd with Windows Media Player

Part5: Comparison Table

Metrics and methods
Easy or difficult
Stability
Power DVD Difficult Not stable sometimes
Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate Very easy to implement Very Stable

From the table above it can be seen that Wondershare video Convertor Ultimate is the best software to make sure that the DVD is played. The reasons are mentioned as under:

Easy or difficult
It is very easy to implement due to the fact that the interface is very user friendly and the Wondershare itself has made sure that it is kept simple and never changed despite of the updates that are installed in this regard.

Stability
The program is stable as it makes sure that the state of the art updates that are released by the company are implemented within time to make sure that the user gets the best results and the ultimate issue of the instability is resolved once and for all.

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