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      • #2071842 Reply
        Casey H
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        Greetings All –

         

        I’m not sure if this post belongs here or not, but it could be a Windows thing.  I just finished putting together a new PC build.  Intel i5-9600k processor, MSI Z390A board, DDR4 RAM, using the onboard audio and video and running WIN 10 version 1903.  Everything works great except for my copy of WinDVD Pro 12.  When attempting to play either a BD or DVD movie, I get a message saying, “Your display environment does not support protected content playback.”  Looking in the preferences-regions tab, the DVD Title section is all greyed out.  Clicking on anything has no effect.  Contrarily, the BD Title section illuminates normally.  A, B, & C options are all available, and the OK box is illuminated.  The software worked just fine on the previous machine–also WIN 10 version 1903.  As a side note, the only available computer/monitor connection is VGA.  My monitor does not have DVI, and the motherboard does not have HDMI–only DisplayPort.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

        Casey H.

      • #2080310 Reply
        anonymous
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        Is WinDVD Pro 12 is fully updated to Service Pack 5?

        If it is updated, WinDVD Pro 12 might playback media if you have a DisplayPort to VGA adapter.

         

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      • #2084007 Reply
        zero2dash
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        How was the old PC hooked up to the monitor? Was it via HDMI?

        It sounds like you have an HDCP issue since you’re using VGA. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Content_Protection) VGA is an analog signal format, which does not support HDCP. You’ll need a DP > HDMI converter cable.

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        • #2084013 Reply
          jabeattyauditor
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          The nice thing about DP-to-HDMI is that it’s a digital-to-digital conversion, and audio goes along for the ride. A full length DP-to-HDMI cable costs about the same as a small adapter that does the same chore; I usually opt for the former.

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      • #2084036 Reply
        Casey H
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        Thanks everyone.  It looks like a connection issue.  I do have service pack 5 installed, and the old connection was HDMI.  I find it strange that my new motherboard does not have an HDMI connection, only VGA, DVI, & DisplayPort, which I had never heard of before. It also seems strange that my monitor doesn’t have a DVI port, ergo the only possible connection being VGA.  Time to go shopping.

        Casey H.

        • #2084206 Reply
          jabeattyauditor
          AskWoody Lounger

          Manufacturers have to pay a couple dollars for permission to produce each HDMI port, but Display Port doesn’t have the same limitations. Guess which one we wind up with?

      • #2084281 Reply
        OscarCP
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        I do have a question about WinDVD and I guess belongs here, given the title of the thread.

        I used to have and liked very much WinDVD in a Windows XP-running laptop. When I bought a new laptop (that I still have) with Windows 7, back in 2011, I decided to get the corresponding version of WinDVD. So I got the free trial and installed it. It was such a serious disappointment that I did not buy the software when the free-trial period run out. I looked around and got the definite impression, from the comments I found on the Web, that Corel was no longer the Corel of old, but it had become known for its inferior software. So: has Corel gone back to being the Corel that was once famous for WordPerfect and the good old WinDVD I knew and loved? Is WinDVD now, again, something good and trouble-free enough?

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

      • #2085873 Reply
        Casey H
        AskWoody Plus

        The only reason I bought this product was to play BD movies.  At least with my old system, it did that just fine, the exception being difficulty sometimes in bypassing previews and going directly to the movie.  I don’t know if that’s a problem with other software or not.  I had originally tried following the instructions to utilize VLC Media Player, but I was unable to make it work for BD.

        Casey H.

      • #2086712 Reply
        Casey H
        AskWoody Plus

        Converter cable arrived & installed.  All’s well that ends well.  Thanks again to all who weighed in.  Surprisingly the entire DVD title section of the Region tab is still greyed.  No changes are possible anywhere.  Apparently if I up & move to Greenland, I won’t be able to play DVD movies.  The BD section of the tab is fully functional.

        Casey H.

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