It appears that my problem may have been my 8GB of RAM. I had just gotten it
to work in this machine yesterday. I removed one 2GB stick just a little
while ago and have not locked up since. For some reason, my computer just
doesn't want to run with a full complement of RAM. After removing the stick
I was able to install and use PowerDVD without a problem. Thanks for your
help. Sorry I screwed up. Guess I will try media player
next............nope, still get the message:"Windows Media Player cannot play
this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your
DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your
video card." Oh, well, I guess I don't really need Media player anyway.
"John Inzer" wrote:
> Norguaard wrote:
> > I loaded the VLC media player and it works. Thank you very much.
> > But, I would still like to know why media player 11 and PowerDvd
> > would not work. I use Vista Ultimate x64. From what I have read it
> > says that Ultimate is supposed to have media capabilities built in.
> > Thanks very much for the link to VLC. At least I can play DVDs. Any
> > idea if it will work on Blu-Rays? I installed a Blu-Ray player in my
> > new computer but don't have any disks to try yet. They are all at my
> > son's house, a long ride away.
> > Craig
> I don't know much about Vista 64 but I can tell
> you some things are just not compatible with it.
> I don't know if VLC will play Blu-Ray but I would
> think your new drive came with software?
> John Inzer