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Nov
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comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
@Pier-LucGendreau Just tried a repair install then, even it didn't work. I'm beginning to think I may have some kind of hardware incompatibility (or just a really mucked up Win 8 install!). At this point, I'm going to give up and just use VLC.
Nov
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comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
@Ramhound - I edited the question with a list of codec's media player has installed. I don't have another Win 8 install handy, but my work PC has the two DTV-DVD codecs (though it also has a bunch of CyberLink codecs as well). Can you compare that list with your WMP?
Nov
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comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
@Ramhound - It's a standard DVD. Spooks, season 6, disk 1 to be precise. VLC uses the "MPEG1/2 Video (mpgv)" codec, which sounds pretty standard to me.
Nov
24
comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
@Pier-LucGendreau - I'll try uninstalling the codecs and then reinstalling the Media Components again. Then try for the repair install.
Nov
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revised Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
added error code from WMP
Nov
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comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
@Ramhound I'm not use if my previous Win 7 environment played the exact same disks, but it certainly played DVDs OK.
Nov
22
comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
@Pier-LucGendreau Reinstalled "Media Features". Two reboots later and I have the same errors.
Nov
22
revised Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
Add screenshot of WMP's left pane
Nov
22
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Nov
22
comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
@karan I'm trying to play the DVD via WMP's library. Interestingly, the disk / DVD drive does not appear in the left pane, just the top as an "unknown disk". That seems wrong, but can't see anything obvious in the options to fix it. (I associated VOB files with it because of Mark's earlier comment. I never tried running the VOB directly, but it didn't work either).
Nov
22
comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
@karan scf run and fixed some corrupted files, but didn't fix DVDs; log entries are added to my question.
Nov
22
revised Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
Add scf results
Nov
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Nov
22
revised Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
Added list of codecs installed
Nov
22
comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
If there some way to see what codecs are installed on my computer? Perhaps that's another angle of attack.
Nov
22
comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
I've set .VOB files to be associated with Media Player, but I don't know if there's some magic way to associate 'DVDs' with Media Player.
Nov
22
comment Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
Oh and VLC plays both DVDs correctly.
Nov
22
revised Why can't I play DVDs on Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Pack?
Changed that I've looked through the event log