DVD Burner not working, DVD software not playing movies

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JohnTsang

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Hey guys, let this be my first post in a computer forum. I've been just a kid playing games etc for long enough. I've recently added a new HD to my comp, which was simple plug and play, but on my cousins comp today, it was a totally different experience.

So he has a dvd rom and cd writer, and bought a new dvd burner. I unplugged all the wires of the dvd rom, and plugged them to the new burner. In BIOS, ive changed the two drives to auto detect, and they detected fine, the only thing else was the data settings i was unsure of.

Moving on to windows, it detected the disk, and said "installing cd-rom drive" so it seemed to be working. I put in a music cd and it played fine with everything. When I put Chapelles Season 1 Disk 1 in... It would show the files in the drive icon, but it would not be able to play the dvd with asustek dvd player, and nero couldnt even perform a drive test properly.

Help?
 
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what were the old jumper settings of the DVD rom? whatever they were, make sure your DVD burner uses those same settings -- that, or put both drives on cable select.

You can also try vlc player, a free media player that plays just about anything.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
 
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second the vlc idea - i believe it comes with the codecs needed to play dvds on your pc
 
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