Dvdplayer does not work



i am having a problem with my dvd playing dvds here is the message i get what does this mean and how do i resolve this issue Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.:confused:


Windows XP does not come with a dvd decoder built into the operating system. You need to use third party software to play dvd movies in this operating system. Vista does have one.

You can use a commercial program like PowerDVD or WinDVD. Or you can use a free player like VLC or Media Player Classic.

Here is a link to VLC: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/