|Not to thread but I have another problem on the same line as the OP. My step-duaghter recieved a Compaq laptop for her graduation present and she was trying to watch a movie using Windows Media Player. The movie looks great, however, there was no sound at all. Contacted tech-support and they said that it is a know issue with the new media player and we would have to install third party software to get it to play the sound. What kind of crap is that? Has anyone else heard of this problem before??
that sounds like it's just a codec issue, not the player. Though I must say that I'm using the PowerDVD DX that came with my system. Not a fan of using WMP for DVDs, or even video files - I use ZoomPlayer. WMP is not as simple for adjusting codecs and such.http://www.codecguide.com/
for codecs in general. There's a Vista codec pack that I downloaded from somewhere too, I got the link from DriverHeaven.net but not sure where the actual link is. I'll keep looking if you need it.
UPDATE: within 1 minute, lol. Just google Vista Codec Pack and it's the first hit, and it's a free download.