Cannot play DVD in Windows® Media Center
What are the reasons due to which DVD cannot be played in Windows Media Center? What can be done to fix the problem?
Windows Media Center is a feature that helps to provide a whole PC entertainment system within Windows operating system. Windows Media center has the ability to synchronize media with portable devices. It is a software application that serves as a home entertainment hub. The functionality of Windows Media Center is to play the user's pictures, videos, and music from local hard drives, optical drives, and network locations. This feature in Windows operating system helps to incorporate the computer into a home theater system. In order to provide media storage this feature uses the computer’s hardware and integrates the functions of a home theatre system with a desktop computer. It is an audio and video player that comes with Windows operating system.
Following are the reasons due to which DVD cannot be played in Windows Media Center and tips to solve the issues:
- Installation issues
- Due to error in the software
- Tips to fix the problem
Due to the installation of DVD player, in addition to the existing DVD program installed in your system, would not allow the Windows Media Center to play the DVD. If the DVD program is not enabled in you system, it is another reason for DVD cannot be played on Windows media center. Lack of display resolution may also cause the DVD to not play in the Windows Media Center.
Due to error in the software
If the Windows Media Center program gets corrupted might cause the DVD to not play on the Windows Media Center. If you incorrectly close the Windows Media Center program or incorrectly re-launch the Windows Media Center program, then it would cause the DVD not to play in Windows Media Center program.
There are several ways to resolve the DVD not playing on the Windows Media Center issue. One solution is that you need to make changes in the display resolution to 640x480. You need to ensure that DVD functionality is enabled in your system. You need to properly insert DVD and restart the Windows Media Center software. Thus, you could fix the problem associated with Windows Media Center.
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