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


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.




the VLC media player worked thank you

Thanks a million