If you have tried to play a DVD with Windows Media player lately, you may have seen this message:
Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.
DVD makers have updated their copyright protection on newer DVDs, which is the true cause of this error. Updating codecs and drivers doesn’t seem to have an affect on the issue in Windows Media Player, so the solution is to use a different program to watch DVDs on your computer.
Enter VLC Player.
VideoLan’s VLC Player does not have this issue and was able to play a DVD immediately as soon as I installed it on my computer. You can download it from the following link: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
VLC Player is also skinnable! Skins go in the skins directory of the VLC Player program file. Get skins here!