Cant play dvd...?

Just installed a Nec ND 3500A dvd-rw and seems to be working fine. Ripped and played CDs just fine.

Put in a dvd, and Windows Media player wont play or let me back up Christmas story. I thought I had a DVD Player…and it would be pug and play.

I downloaded DVD Shrink. WHat other software do I need. Is there a better player than WMP?

Any other recommendations? Ok Im a noob to this and off to read info about it.

Thanks ahead of time for your help.

I dont think WMP plays DVD discs on its own. You need a seperate DVD decoder software installed. One of the better Software DVD players is Cyberlink PowerDVD