2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2012 11:14 AM by Gary Scotland
PaulDLynch Level 1 (10 points)

HI All…..


I authored a DVD using DVD Studio Pro 4.1.2. The DVD plays fine on Macs, on DVD players and on WIndow Media Player 12, but on Windows Media Player 11 it plays no sound unless additional codec(s) are installed.


Does anyone have a workaround for this problem *other than* installing the codecs?


I've tried re-authoring using AC-3 2.0, AIFF 44.1 and 48, Dolby 2.0, and uncompressed, no change.


Some DVD duplication houses said it might help if I author the DVD on PC hardware. Any thoughts?






DVD Studio Pro 4.1.2, Compressor 2.3.1

  MacOS 10.6.8

  Model Name: Mac Pro

  Model Identifier: MacPro4,1

  Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon

  Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz

  Number Of Processors: 2

  Total Number Of Cores: 8

  L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB

  L3 Cache (per processor): 8 MB

  Memory: 15 GB


Disc Burning HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N:

  Firmware Revision: PQ06

  Interconnect: ATAPI

  Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)

  Cache: 2048 KB

  Reads DVD: Yes

  CD-Write: -R, -RW

  DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW

  Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO

DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • HKees Level 1 (5 points)

    If you google "wmp 11 dvd no sound" you find lots of posts saying wmp11 has a problem playing back dvd's. This probably means the player doesn't adhere to the DVD standards. In that case authoring on a pc won't solve the problem either.

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 (12,285 points)

    This is a very common issue and a pin in the neck for users and video producers.

    WM Player is not an authorised DVD player, Microsft specifically says so in there user manual.


    The trouble with many Windows installations are that the file associations are set for WM Player to play every kind of media which is stupid


    The DVD drive for each PC will have a dedicated DVD player installed for this specific purpose, you should use that,  examples are; Roxio Media Player - Sonic - Cyberlink Power DVD


    On all our DVD case wrappers we have a warning notice that users should  only use the correct player and to clode down WM Player if it launches.




    Some DVD duplication houses said it might help if I author the DVD on PC hardware. Any thoughts?



    Yes, dont use suppliers who dont know what there talking about.