You may not be able to use Media Center to change the language of a DVD movie in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

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Symptoms

On a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005-based computer that has Update Rollup 2 for Windows Media Center Edition 2005 installed, you may not be able to use Media Center to change the language of a DVD movie.

Note With some DVD movies, the problem may only occur if you use Media Center to change the language more than one time during a single viewing session.

Workaround

To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:
  • Use the DVD menu instead of using Media Center to change the language.

    Note The settings to change the language for individual DVDs will vary depending on the features of the specific DVD.
  • After you change the language in Media Center, take one of the following steps:
    • Select Restart the movie.
    • Eject the DVD, and then reinsert it.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

This problem may occur with some DVD movies. The problem does not occur when you use the DVD menu to change the language. For example, the problem can occur in the following scenario:
  1. While a DVD is playing, press the STOP button to stop the movie.
  2. Select DVD Languages.
  3. Select Subtitle, select Menu, or select Audio track. Then, select a different language from the list.
  4. Resume playback of the DVD movie.
In this scenario, the language changes may not be applied.

Media Center Technical Support

Because Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.

You can also visit the Windows XP Media Center Edition product information Web site at the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

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Article ID: 909624 - Last Review: January 16, 2015 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
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