XP pro sp 3 install - dvd wont play dvds

[qanda]This thread is about the HP Pavilion Media Center dv2276ea Entertainment Notebook PC. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I am trying to play a dvd on my laptop H dv2276ea.

I have recently installed XP pro sp3 and my dvd player
matshushita DVD RAM UJ-851S

will not play the dvd the dvd is set to region 1 nd the disc is a region 1 disc

I have an error
Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card.

Please assist
Thanks

Douglass

XP Pro doesn’t come with a DVD codec as standard; do you have one installed? e.g. PowerDVD, WinDVD etc. If not, then try installing VLC media player; it’s free and supports DVD playback.

Sláinte

midders

midders

the VLC media player worked thank you

Thanks a million

Douglass