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I'm trying to play a DVD in Media Player Classic, when I get the error

DVD: Copy-protection fail.

What can I do to play my DVD? Preferably in Media Player Classic.

I'm running Windows 7. It works in Windows Media Player, but as it doesn't give me as many configuration options as MPC, I'd prefer to use MPC.

And of course this is a genuine DVD, as this only affects us poor suckers that actually buy DVDs.

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  • Does it work in other players? Is it a pirated dvd? You didn't even tell us what OS you are using, some details might help. Mar 11, 2011 at 18:29
  • Sorry, updated the question.
    – Znarkus
    Mar 11, 2011 at 18:34
  • Great update! thanks, I wish I could help you but it has been so long since I last used MPC. Mar 11, 2011 at 18:35
  • Feel free to recommend another software where this works, that is otherwise comparable to MPC :-)
    – Znarkus
    Mar 11, 2011 at 18:37
  • Seems a valid question to me, voting to reopen.
    – Pylsa
    Mar 14, 2011 at 14:52

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The Media Player Classic FAQ says :

Q: I get a "DVD: Macrovision Failed" error when trying to play a DVD

A: This may happen if you have are using Haali video renderer.
Solution is to change the video renderer in MPC options.

MPC options -> Playback -> Output

Apart from this, you may try updating the video driver from the manufacturer's website, or abandon MPC.

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  • Tonight it magically just worked. Don't know what I did different. Maybe it was because I started the video when the movie window was on the projector screen, instead of moving it there afterwards. Maybe because I skipped right to the movie. Feel kinda stupid, voting to delete question. Thank you anyway!
    – Znarkus
    Mar 12, 2011 at 20:17
  • I would rather have added the solution as an answer, as this can be useful for others. Leave me a note if want me to vote for reopen.
    – harrymc
    Mar 12, 2011 at 20:31
  • Yeah sure, that makes sense. Please open again ;)
    – Znarkus
    Mar 12, 2011 at 20:57
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Since you are fine with a recommendation I personally use VLC media player as my de-facto program for playing and streaming any media. I haven't run into much it can't play, in fact I have never run into anything Windows Media Player can play that VLC can't. It is also one of our featured programs if you check out the community promotions on the right.

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  • Tonight it magically just worked. Don't know what I did different. Maybe it was because I started the video when the movie window was on the projector screen, instead of moving it there afterwards. Maybe because I skipped right to the movie. Feel kinda stupid, voting to delete question. Thank you anyway!
    – Znarkus
    Mar 12, 2011 at 20:17
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Tonight it magically just worked. Don't know what I did different. Maybe it was because I started the video when the movie window was on the projector screen, instead of moving it there afterwards. Maybe because I skipped right to the movie.

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I fixed this problem!

I simply went into Media Player Classic > Options > Playback > Direct Show video, click the drop down menu and check Advanced Video Renderer and it plays DVDs.

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I just had that error, but it was because I bought my USB player in Japan, and it was set for dvd region 2. Blue-ray is the same region for US and Japan, so I never noticed the problem before.

Anyway, I changed the region to 1 in device manager, and DVDs play fine.

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