So I've got this media center PC thinger hooked up to my TV, and I'm dual-booting XP Pro and Vista Ultimate. XP wouldn't play DVDs, so I threw CCCP on there and use Media Player Classic to play DVDs. That's not a problem.
But I want to use Vista's epic Media Center app, and that's working fine for everything but DVDs. Vista just won't play DVDs in any program at all. Media Center and WMP suggest I lower my screen resolution, which is retarded, and also doesn't help. I have, of course, tried installing CCCP, and then K-Lite, nothing seems to help.
When I try using Media Player Classic to play a DVD in Vista I get a "DVD: Copy- Protect Fail" error.
Help a brother out PA.
To get rid of the copy protections the free and simple way is to install DVD43.
I would imagine there are ways past it, just as there are ways to play DVDs in XP or Linux (which are similarly unprotected paths, by my meagre understanding).
That's a stretch. It's simply a matter of the video card being HDCP compliant. XP Media Center Edition had problems with some of the newer more evil DVD DRM. It was hit or miss to the point that I just got used to running AnyDVD. When I upgraded to Vista at launch I also bought a new HDCP compliant video card. I'm still using an non complaint monitor so I still use AnyDVD. Unless I purchase an HD Fury dongle to filter out HDCP.
So after an hour or so of googling and fucking around with various drivers I read some dude on guru3d suggesting these drivers which I think are for the 8 series or something, but the .infs have been fucked around with to let it work on an FX5200. Boom, Vista with Aero and Media Center and just completely super performance - except that apparently they kill themselves when confronted with a DVD.
You can always use VLC Media Player which bypasses all the DVD security garbage, but I don't think it integrates with media center.