"John Inzer" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Lonestar wrote:
> > As was posted earlier, my Vista Home Premium will not play DVDs in
> > Media Player like it's supposed to (colored, blocky video). It may
> > be the CODECS, but I'll play with that later. Meanwhile, can I
> > download free RealPlayer or VLC and play DVDs, or do these need an
> > extra set of CODECS to play commercial DVDs?
> > I'm at a loss -- my super-duper Vista Home Premium SHOULD play DVDs,
> > but no...
> > Thanks.
> > EW
> VLC should play the DVDs.
> VLC Media Player
Thanks for the info. Now suppose that my problem is not with WMP or Media
Center, or the Vista Codecs. Is it possible that my video card (nVidia LE
7300) has driver problems? Note: the card plays EVERYTHING else -- Internet
streaming video, you name it. Microsoft Update shows my drivers to be up to
date and I have all MS updates on my Vista SP1 system. Perhaps the ONLY way
to tell if it's my video card is to try VLC player. If that player also
shows blocky, pixilated colored video, then it must be the my video card
system, since VLC contains it own codecs (I'm mumbling to myself).
Any more thoughts? This problem has showed up before to other users on
various newsgroups. Solutions vary, but mostly there are no good answers.