My laptop plays almost anything I throw at it in WMP 11 flawlesswly and launches very quickly.
My Desktop is very picky about what it will and won't play, so I figured I must have a region setting or codec issue with my desktop.
I checked Region settings and they are same on both machines. I next got a copy of Sherlock and compared the Codecs in use on both machines.
All the codecs in the laptop are listed and identical to the ones in the desktop, however the desktop that is giving the problems also has a lot of other codecs installed. ( I tried to fix the problem by installing Klite (latest version) and I guess this is where the extra codecs came from.
The desktop also has Cyberlink Power DVD installed. When I insert a DVD, Power DVD launches ( not WMP 11) and sometimes plays OK, sometimes rearranges parts of the picture being played back and sometimes just does not launch and the DVD runs endlessly in the drive locking up the whole system until I eject it manually.
1) I am actually happy with the way WMP 11 plays DVDs so is it possible to remove Power DVD and re-associate everything with WMP 11?
2) Can I just delete the Codecs in the desktop that do not match those in the laptop, or will this cause bigger problems?
Any help and suggestions welcomed.