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Solved: dvd disks and mp3's

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by valis, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. valis

    valis Moderator Thread Starter

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    hello, got a LG HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD-ROM GCC-4480B here at work, and I've tried about every possible way I can think of for it to read dvd disks that have ANYTHING burned onto them. What I would like to be able to do is to listen to my music at work, and have been doing so with burned CD's. Obviously DVD's hold a bit more, so I thought I would try to achieve that end. I bought a dvd dl burner, had issues burning the dl disks, so I dropped down to a regular imation dvd +r 8x disk, burned it fine, it played fine in my NON-burning dvd player at home (pc came with a dvd player, I just added the burner, and used the dvd player to test out the burns) but when I brought it here, it won't play. I know it's not my player on this pc; all the pc's here have LG HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD-ROM GCC-4480B dvd players, and none of them will play this disk.

    os xp pro, gig of ram (pc2700, i think).

    ideas?
     
  2. jdscott

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    It's interesting that you posted this. I'm about to try a similar thing. I'm going to fill a DVD-R or DVD+R with MP3s and try to play them on my HL-ST-DT RW/DVD GCC-4240N. That's the CDRW/DVD drive for my IBM docking station.

    I'm thinking that you might have to use DVD-R(W) for that drive. DVD+R(W) may not work.

    I'll keep you posted on what I find.
     
  3. Moby

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    According to the specs of that drive it will play +/- format DVD's. The only thing I can suggest to check is that the disc was finalised in the machine that burned it. If not then this may cause problems in playing the disc on different machines.
     
  4. valis

    valis Moderator Thread Starter

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    thanks for the responses. Was beginning to think that this was doomed to die the fate of most of the other threads I've started, namely a quiet and bloodless death.

    The disk WAS finalized, I made sure it wasn't multisession, and made sure that it was burned according to the disk specs. I used nero; it came with the dl burner, and it does NOT have the option to choose from, I think it's called, dvd9 or dvd5, but I don't think that applies here. The only thing I can think of is the drive is a hunk of crap, but on another forum, one of the moderators swears by it.

    dunno. If you guys ever find a solutoin, pm me. I don't think this is going to be quick fix. I'm stuck in a rock and a hard place; I'm a desktop kinda guy; more processor, more memory, speakers, etc....but my laptop has the dvd player that plays the disk. Odd.

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  5. kiwiguy

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    There is a difference in it "not playing" and the disk "not being recognised" though.

    Does Windows Explorer see anything on the disk?
     
  6. valis

    valis Moderator Thread Starter

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    good call, kiwi.....explorer does not recognize that there is a disk in there.....forgot to mention that. Again, this is DRIVE specific, as any pc with this drive cannot play it. I've played it in a few laptops that have different dvd players, and as I mentioned earlier, played it in my pc at home in a dvd player that did not burn it.

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    valis Moderator Thread Starter

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    it's the drive. tried it in 3 similar drives, and in 3 dissimilar drives. Worked fine in the latter, would not fly in the similar ones. marking thread as solved, as until I get a different drive, it won't work.
     
  8. jdscott

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    Not that this helps but...

    Burned a DVD-R filled with MP3s this morning. It plays just fine on my LG HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4240N with Windows Media Player. I'm sure that DVD+Rs don't work on this drive. It reads both DVD-R/RW.
     
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