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Windows Media Player doesn't play DVDs anymore.

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Every time I try to play a DVD, I get "Missing decoder or codecs" error. This all started after I tried to download and install the updated version of Adobe Flash Player. I had recently upgraded to Windows Media Player 11. I'm using Windows XP on my laptop. I downloaded another DVD player but it doesn't show the videos in full screen like WMP. How can I fix Windows Media Player?

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In order to fix the issue, navigate to Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a program and open Turn Windows features on or off. Expand the Media Features list, un-check the Windows Media Player box and press OK. After that, reboot your computer, open again Turn Windows features on or off and reactivate Windows Media Player. If the problem is not solved, I suggest you install Combined Community Codec Pack and try again. Also, you can check Software Informer database for a DVD player utility. Many of them are free of charge and can play the videos in full screen mode.

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You might try other media player that is working on Windows like VLC. It's great.

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You can try VLC Which is working on Windows.

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