UPDATE: All Fixed!!! #2 fixed the problem. Here are some remedies you may try if you run into the same issue with CinePlayer:
Some Cineplayer Decoder troubleshooting:
0) Update your video card drivers AND directX. Restart, try to reproduce.
1) Click on start and go to run. In the box type MSCONFIG. Once the System
Configuration Utility is open, select the SELECTIVE STARTUP radio button and
then uncheck the LOAD STARTUP ITEMS box. Once this is done, press APPLY and
then OK. The program will now ask you to reboot. Once the computer is booted
back up, test a DVD to see if the problem is still happening.
2) Right click on the desktop and select Properties and click on the
Settings Tab. Change the screen resolution to 1024 x 768 and change the
color settings to 16 Bit. Press Apply and then press Advanced. Click on the
Monitor Tab and make sure the refresh rate is set to 75 Hertz. Now click on
the Troubleshoot Tab and make sure Hardware Acceleration is set to Full.
Click apply and then ok and try a DVD.
3) Go to your control Panel and open up the Cineplayer decoder options. Make
sure that all the boxes are unchecked on the Video tab. Press apply then ok
and play a DVD.
4) If you have Windows Media Player 10. Download the utility from the link
below and run and set the Sonic CinemasterVideo DS Video Decoder as the
Preffered. Don't worry about the Sync warning about being not compatible, "
This decoder is not compatible with the synchronization feature of Windows
Media Player 10. We recommend against setting this decoder as the preferred
The Cineplayer decoder pack is qualified and recommended by Microsoft. The
decoder pack does support synchronization despite the warning message given
by the Microsoft Decoder Check Utility. Sonic is currently working with
Microsoft to have the decoder pack be recognized as a Certified Application.
Hope this helps.