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Vista Ultimate Windows Media player freezing

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audioAl

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I recently built a 64 bit Ultimate machine and the WMP freezes when I try to play a DVD. It may be missing a codec, is there anyway to find out which one? It has direct x. I am at a loss to figure this out, I don't want to uninstall the os and reinstall. Thanks in advance for any help,Alan:rain:
 
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Reduxx900, Thanks for the response. The Vista machine in question is an AMD 4200+ cpu on an Asrock mobo with ATI 4200 onboard graphics. Please explain accordingly,Alan PS, Nero 8 will play dvd's but the windows media player over rides and the machine freezes so I must reboot to unlock.
 

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if that doesn't work, there is always a workaround that i suggest to those wanting to play dvds: VLC

VLC will play practically anything, including DVD's, and it's free (as in opensource).
 
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Well I went to AMD and downloaded the ATI Catylist driver for the HD 3200 onboard graphics and that fixed the freeze! Thanks ,now I can get paid,Alan