WinDVD is unable to play DVD movies through Mini DP-to-VGA dongle


When attempting to play a DVD movie using WinDVD to an external monitor through the Mini DP-to-VGA dongle, the user may see the following message:

       “Your display environment does not support protected content playback.”


Affected Configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • ThinkPad

Affected systems:

  • All

Operating Systems

  • All Operating Systems



Working as designed.  This is a limitation of the Mini DP-to-VGA dongle and the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) specification.


Additional Information

There is no functional defect.  Do not replace any hardware for this issue.


Lenovo, ThinkServer, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, and ThinkPad are trademarks of the Lenovo Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

WinDVD is a trademark of Intervideo Inc, in the United States and/or other countries.

Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.



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  • Alias ID: SF13-T0118
  • Document ID: HT079314
  • Last Updated :19 Nov 2014
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