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computer won't play new Dvd movies

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by larryecook, Feb 25, 2013.

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  1. larryecook

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    My computer will no longer recognize my newer DVD movies. When I put the DVD in the disc drive it spins for awhile then stops. The computer says there no disc in the drive. It still read cds fine. The strange thing is works fine with older dvds. I'm thinking its because of the encryption on the new dvds. How can I fix this?
     
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    I put it in my Imac and it spun for awhile then spit it out it did not mount.
     
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    It worked on PS3. It had to download a new encryption key. How can I update my PC and IMac?
     
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    The DVD should be recognized regardless of encryption. Any encryption simply interferes with the ability to playback. In which case you may need to update the media player. Not being recognized would seem to indicate a drive fault.
     
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    The windows computer says there's no disc in the drive. The computer tries to read it for a few seconds then stops. The disc does not show up in the drive. When I put in the Mac it tries to read it for 30 seconds then spits it out.
     
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    Commercial or burned media? CD, DVD, Blu-Ray?

    If it's a commercial disc, Google the disc name and see if there are any known issues. Otherwise, a disc not working in multiple computers would seem to indicate a disc fault of some sort.
     
  7. larryecook

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    Yes I bought The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray.
     
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    I did a little research online some people updated their firmware. I did that on my windows computer it did not help.
     
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    Possibly a stupid question, but are the DVD drives on the computer, blu-ray drives? If not, they will not read blu-ray discs.
     
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    Their kind of old they where made before Blu-rays where popular.They always worked before. I have a newer Imac they won't work on that. On the Imac how do I update the firmware?
     
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    try buying a disc drive cleaner at a local computer store it may be hard to find so ask for help
     
  13. larryecook

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    I'll try the drive cleaner on the windows computer. I read something online that said macs dont support blue rays
     
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    Works fine with normal dvds.
     
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    If the drives work fine with normal DVDs, then it's probably like I said, They are not Blu-Ray drives. Nothing you could do except to replace and upgrade the physical drives.
     
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