Playing DVD's on PC - No Go!

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  1. MikeNolan

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    Have just installed new Samsung 225 widescreen monitor, but I cannot seem to play DVD's. Keep getting Windows error message saying to reduce resolution down from 1680 x 1050 which is the recommended setting. Video Card is Nvidia geForce4 MX440 with AGP8X.

    Do I need a better video card? Thanks
     
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    What program are you using to play the DVDs ? The resolution might be to do with that program rather than Windows itself.

    I have run DVDs on cards of than generation and it has been perfect.
     
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    This issue is normally caused by a video overlay problem. If you are using remote management software, external monitor to laptop or dual monitors on desktop (and the correct one is not selected) it can cause the problem.
     
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    I've been trying to use Windows Media Player 11, but I'm not sure that can play DVD's anyway now. So I've tried Cyberlink PowerDVD, which works but only with reduced settings, which obviously defeats the high resolutions available to the monitor - it keeps locking up otherwise. Could it be a normal memory problem or CPU processor? Thanks
     

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